Denver Drug Penalties
|Colorado Drug TraffickingPossession
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Less than 1 kilo: 5 to 40 years in prison.
Less than 5 kilos: 5 to 40 years in prison.
Under 10 grams: 5 to 40 years in prison.
Under 100 grams: 5 to 40 years in prison.
Source: Colorado Law; Drug Enforcement Agency
|Denver Drug Crimes may include:
Federal and state drug laws regulating the possession, sale, manufacture and cultivation of illegal narcotics are extremely complex.
The Denver defense attorneys at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal encourage anyone facing a drug crime in the Denver metro area to call our offices for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case. Many aggravating factors can impact the potential penalty for a drug crime. A few examples of factors that can enhance the penalties for a drug violation include selling to an underage person or near a school, the amount and type of drugs involved, the presence of scales or other drug paraphernalia, and the criminal record of the defendant.
In general, possession of an illegal narcotic, excluding marijuana, is punishable by 18 months to 6 years in prison. While charges in connection with the distribution, manufacture, cultivation or sale of illegal drugs is punishable by prison sentences of 3 to 8 years in prison. Longer sentences may apply, particularly when a defendant has a previous drug conviction.
And despite the decriminalization of marijuana, defendants continue to find themselves in trouble with the law for a variety of reasons. While it’s true that possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is now a petty offense punishable by a $100 fine, charges involving marijuana are frequently much more serious.
Colorado Marijuana Laws
- Using or displaying marijuana in public: 15 days in jail.
- Possession of more than 1 ounce: Misdemeanor punishable by up to 18 months in jail.
- Possession of more than 8 ounces is a felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison.
- Legal medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2 ounces without breaking the law.
- Transfer of marijuana for money is a felony offense punishable by up to 4 years in prison.
Under Colorado law, defendants frequently face enhanced penalties if they have a previous drug conviction on their record. And defendants who should have been charged with possession are too often charged with an elevated crime that carries enhanced penalties, including an increased likelihood of jail time
At The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, we believe it is worth the fight to seek a reduction or dismissal of all drug charges. Our staff will thoroughly review and investigate your case and help you determine the best course of action. In some cases, Denver Drug Court may be an option. In other cases, when law enforcement has overstepped its authority with an illegal search or improper undercover buy, we will fight to win a dismissal of the evidence against you and a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
The Denver drug crimes attorneys at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal represent clients facing all types of drug charges throughout the Denver area, including Aurora, Englewood, Lakewood and Boulder. Call today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal– Call (303) 573-0543 – Free Consultation
Denver DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney, Jeremy Rosenthal aggressively defends DUI cases, medical marijuana related legal issues, and criminal defense cases. The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal - Denver, Colo