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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

Could a Denver Theft Arrest Lead to Drug Charges Too?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Theft Crimes

Could a Denver Theft Arrest Lead to Drug Charges Too?

Denver has recently seen a substantial increase in both auto thefts and methamphetamine possession – a 13% increase in stolen vehicles, and a 30% increase in meth possession arrests. Drug addicts often steal or break into vehicles in order to … Continue reading

Possessing These Drugs in Colorado Nets You the Most Serious Penalties

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Possession

Possessing These Drugs in Colorado Nets You the Most Serious Penalties

Possession of certain drugs results in tougher sentencing if you are caught with them. This is true in Colorado just like it is elsewhere across the United States. Because of this, we thought it might be useful to break down … Continue reading

What Penalties Come with Millions in Heroin and Meth in Colorado?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

What Penalties Come with Millions in Heroin and Meth in Colorado?

A recent drug bust in Colorado Springs uncovered a huge stash of heroin and methamphetamine worth millions. This bust will come with heavy penalties for the offenders. In the recent sting operation, the Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit seized … Continue reading

Defenses You Can Use to Fight Colorado Drug Charges

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

Defenses You Can Use to Fight Colorado Drug Charges

If you are facing drug charges in Colorado, you have several options when putting together your defense. Which strategy to use will depend upon the facts of your specific situation – something a knowledgeable criminal lawyer will be able to … Continue reading

Innocent Blacks 12X More Likely to Be Convicted of Drug Crimes

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes

Innocent Blacks 12X More Likely to Be Convicted of Drug Crimes

While the country’s attention has shifted in recent months from events like Black Lives Matter protests to major goings-on inside the White House and Congress, the fight to end oppression of black people is not over. The road to equality … Continue reading

Exploring Colorado Drug Crimes: Beyond Marijuana

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes

Exploring Colorado Drug Crimes: Beyond Marijuana

These days, when you read about drug crimes in Colorado, you’ve probably come to expect that they are concerning one drug in particular: marijuana. Since the legalization of marijuana, Colorado has experienced decreases in some marijuana-related crimes, but also increased … Continue reading

Violent Crimes Have Decreased in Colorado since Legalization

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Marijuana | Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes Have Decreased in Colorado since Legalization

As one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the country has been looking to Colorado to see what effect legalization would have on our crime rates, incarceration rates, and overall functioning as a state. Among the many studies … Continue reading

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