Exploring Colorado’s Laws on Weapons Possession and Concealed Carry
May 25, 2023
As an attorney, I have seen firsthand the complexities of the state’s drug laws. While Colorado is known for being one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s drug policies extend far beyond cannabis. All drugs are not created equal in Colorado, and understanding the nuances of the state’s drug laws is crucial for anyone facing drug charges.Understanding the Five Schedules of Drugs in Colorado
In Colorado, drugs get categorized into five different schedules, ranging from [...]
Everywhere you go, it seems like you simply can’t get away from hearing about Fentanyl. This drug has caused significant problems in the United States and Colorado, and it’s hazardous if it’s not used correctly in a medical setting which is why it has led to an increase in deaths due to overdoses in the last several years.
Why is fentanyl so dangerous? It is essential to understand more about this drug and how it gets into the drug supply. [...]
Even in states like Colorado that have decriminalized many drugs in specific amounts, drug convictions can haunt you for years.
Whenever anyone does a background check on you for a new job, housing, or even a loan, they will see convictions on your record, and you could lose opportunities long after you’ve served your debt to society. That’s why criminal record sealing exists in Colorado, but it’s essential to understand what types of convictions can be sealed and cannot.
In the U.S., Colorado is a state that views controlled substances a little more liberally than others. It was one of the first states to make marijuana legal, which makes it a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to modern drug laws – and they keep progressing. In 2019, voters in Denver elected to pass a referendum that decriminalized the use of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21.
Next on the ballot for Colorado voters to decide [...]
Sometimes, those found guilty of drug felonies in Colorado can face longer sentences than they otherwise would.
Many felonies in our state can lead to mandatory sentencing. These crimes are called aggravated drug crimes. But what is aggravated drug crimes? What makes them worse than non-aggravated drug crimes? Read on to find out all you need to know.Aggravated Drug Crimes in Denver
In our state, there are two ways that you can get an aggravated sentence for a drug [...]
Understanding the laws related to weapons possession and concealed carry is crucial for residents of Colorado. Exploring the legal framework, requirements, and restrictions, individuals can navigate these laws responsibly and ensure compliance to protect their rights and maintain personal safety.
Colorado has specific laws regulating firearms possession, purchase, and transfer. These laws cover various aspects such as background checks, restrictions on firearm possession for certain individuals, regulations on the open carry of firearms, and more. Familiarizing oneself with these laws [...]
Racial bias continues to be a significant issue within the criminal justice system, including in Colorado. The impact of racial bias on criminal cases can lead to unequal treatment, unfair outcomes, and a loss of trust in the system.Racial Disparities in Arrest and Charging
Racial bias can manifest at various stages of the criminal justice process, starting with the initial arrest and charging decisions. Studies have shown that individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups are often disproportionately [...]
Sexual assault is a serious crime that carries severe penalties under Colorado law. However, defending against charges of sexual assault in the era of #MeToo can be even more challenging. The #MeToo movement has sparked a cultural shift, and society has become more receptive to allegations of sexual misconduct. As a result, sexual assault cases often generate significant media attention, and public perception is often heavily influenced by the allegations themselves. This can make it difficult for defendants to [...]