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A CO Drug Trafficking Conviction Means a Minimum Mandatory Sentence

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

A CO Drug Trafficking Conviction Means a Minimum Mandatory Sentence

Earlier this year, a 40-year-old man’s overdose in Fort Collins drew state authority attention to a Colorado drug trafficking ring. The overdose became a catalyst in authorities from the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force embarking on an investigation – Operation … Continue reading

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Colorado Drug Trafficking Charge? Ways to Fight Back

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

Colorado Drug Trafficking Charge? Ways to Fight Back

Colorado drug industry is big business, and when law enforcement talks about being tough on crime, they mean extra tough on illegal traffickers. Drug trafficking charges are treated more seriously – and carry far heavier penalties – than possession, sale, … Continue reading

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Fighting Back against Your Colorado Drug Possession Charge

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

Fighting Back against Your Colorado Drug Possession Charge

Colorado is a national leader in progressive attitudes towards marijuana. Possession of other controlled substances, on the other hand, is still very much illegal in our state, and you can expect serious criminal consequences for this offense, just as you … Continue reading

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Old Marijuana Convictions: CO Criminal Lawyers Pushing to Erase Them

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Expungement / Criminal Record Sealing | Marijuana

Old Marijuana Convictions: CO Criminal Lawyers Pushing to Erase Them

Last month, the city of Denver hosted its first free legal clinic designed to help Coloradans with old drug convictions to have their records expunged according to new legislation. In 2017 (three years after Amendment 64 was passed, and one … Continue reading

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Colorado Criminal Charges Related to Prescription Drugs

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Prescription Drug Crimes

Colorado Criminal Charges Related to Prescription Drugs

The abuse of prescription drugs is an emerging epidemic that’s now recognized as a significant threat to public health. The death toll from prescription drug abuse is huge, and even includes a number of celebrities, like Prince, Tom Petty, and … Continue reading

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Are Plea Bargains for Colorado Drug Crimes a Good Deal?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes

Are Plea Bargains for Colorado Drug Crimes a Good Deal?

When someone is charged with a criminal offense on TV, the defendant usually goes to trial in a dramatic courtroom battle. However, while some cases do go to trial in the real-life criminal justice system, most defendants don’t ever end … Continue reading

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Report Overdoses without Prosecution: Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Good Samaritan Law

Report Overdoses without Prosecution: Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law

In 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths in Colorado was the highest it has ever been – 959 people lost their lives to different controlled substances. Overdoses happen for many reasons, but in order to survive almost everyone needs … Continue reading

Drug-Free Zones: What Coloradans Need to Know

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes

Drug-Free Zones: What Coloradans Need to Know

Drug-free zone laws are a longstanding sentencing policy intended to increase criminal penalties for drug crimes committed near places where children are likely to be present. For example, near schools and parks. The first drug-free zone laws took effect in … Continue reading

Colorado Meth Ring Bust: What Those Arrested are Up Against    

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Manufacturing | Drug Possession | Drug Trafficking

Colorado Meth Ring Bust: What Those Arrested are Up Against    

On May 9, several law enforcement agencies collaborated to arrest 25 individuals for drug trafficking and to issue charges to 12 others in a huge methamphetamine drug bust. The drug ring was in operation as early as July 2015. Police … Continue reading

Pueblo Heroin Dealer’s Sentence Longer Than Prosecution Requested

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Heroin

Pueblo Heroin Dealer’s Sentence Longer Than Prosecution Requested

Although Colorado has led the way in leniency towards recreational cannabis use, possession and trafficking of other controlled substances is still very much illegal. In fact, judges and prosecution often ask for the maximum possible penalty – and in some … Continue reading

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