All Drugs Are Not Created Equal in Colorado
March 29, 2023
If you’re convicted of a sex crime, one of the consequences of that crime usually involves having to register as a sex offender. Every state, along with our federal government, has a sex offender registry, but one court has found that a sex offender registry is unconstitutional.
That court is right here in our state. A federal judge in Denver recently ruled that having to register as a sex offender violated the Eighth Amendment rights of three plaintiffs. More specifically, [...]
We often talk about different types of crimes in two categories: violent and non-violent. Violent crimes cause bodily harm to others (think assault or murder), and non-violent crimes typically involve white-collar crimes or indiscretions concerning money or property (theft, embezzlement, and so on).
While these are two types of common crimes, they do not cover all of the crimes that are defined under the laws of Colorado. In this post, we will describe a group of crimes that aren’t commonly [...]
Colorado has harsh sentences for sex crimes. As just one example, in the past offenders convicted for possessing underage pornography have received life sentences.
To put that in perspective, these are non-violent crimes that receive the same sentence as that given to people convicted of murder.
Obviously, these harsh sentences aren’t given to everyone convicted of every sex crime. But each sex crime conviction does come with a lifelong consequence: having to register on Colorado’s very public sex offender registry.[...]
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 [...]
Marijuana legalization was a topic of debate for decades. In 2012, Colorado became one of the first states in the United States to legalize recreational marijuana. Since then, Colorado’s marijuana laws have constantly been evolving, and it is essential for anyone living in or traveling to Colorado to understand these laws.Recreational Use in Colorado
In Colorado, adults 21 years and older can legally purchase, possess, and consume up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes. Adults can [...]
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Colorado, and it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This legal limit applies to both alcohol and drugs, including marijuana. The legal consequences of a DUI conviction can be severe, including fines, jail time, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education or treatment.
You have certain legal rights if you get pulled over for suspicion of DUI. These include the [...]