Arrested for Drug Possession in El Paso County?
The thought of jail is a very frightening one but exists for possessing even a minor amount of drugs. Prison, heavy fines, and mandatory drug rehabilitation are likely if there are prior convictions or a significant quantity of a controlled substance. Your freedom may hinge on the skill and knowledge of your attorney.
If you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge for a drug crime in Colorado Springs, Gasper Law Group can help you take action and ensure that your rights are protected. With a strong defense, it is possible to have charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Our Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyers are former county prosecutors who have experience handling many types of drug crime cases, from drug possession to distribution and everything in between, and can attack the evidence and assist you in establishing your best defense.
To discuss your case with one of our Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorneys, contact The Gasper Law Group today.
What are the Types of Drug Crimes in Colorado?
A controlled substance is an illegal drug that is prohibited by law to be manufactured, distributed, or to have in possession. According to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), there are five categories or “schedules” of controlled substances, based on the potential for addiction and abuse: Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V.
The most common types of drug crimes related to controlled substances include:
- Possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of meth, cocaine, heroin or other illegal drug
- Illegal possession of prescription narcotics (e.g. Vicodin, Oxycontin)
- Possession with intent to sell
- Distribution/drug trafficking
- Cultivating or manufacture
- Drug-related theft, fraud, weapons charges or money laundering
If you suspect you are under investigation in a drug sting but have not been charged, we can take proactive steps to protect you. We also have experience representing members of the military – we understand what’s at stake. Call us now at (719) 212-2448.
Colorado Drug Crime Penalties
Depending on the circumstances of each situation, and whether or not there are prior convictions or a significant quantity of a controlled substance involved, the penalties for drug crimes in Colorado can range significantly from heavy fines and rehabilitation to jail time. Drug crime penalties can also affect day-to-life post sentence. According to statistics, individuals with a criminal record have fewer employment prospects (convicted felons cannot work in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, government, or education) and educational resources (convicted felons are ineligible for financial aid), and can even have a difficult time finding stable housing, as most landlords routinely perform background checks on prospective tenants.
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Take Action with a Colorado Springs Drug Crime Attorney
At Gasper Law Group, our attorneys have decades of experience handling a wide range of drug crime cases. And, as former county prosecutors, can provide you with strong and supportive legal counseling, and help recover the best possible outcome for your case.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a drug crime, call or contact Gasper Law Group today to discuss your case with one of our Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorneys.