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Drug Trafficking: What Turns a State Crime into a Federal Charge?
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One of the results of the War on Drugs is that most drug crimes carry an incredibly severe mandatory sentence – especially when they are tried at the federal level. Because of this, it is important to understand how a charge could potentially get federal attention instead of being fought in state court.
 
In this post, we’re going to detail the various factors that might lead to drug… Continue reading this article

The Denver Police Searched Me for Drugs – Was This Legal?
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The US constitution protects citizens against unwarranted search and seizures. This means that unless police have a warrant or probable cause, they cannot search your person or vehicle for illegal substances.
 
However, the definition of probable cause is surprisingly complex when you start delving into it.
 
This is particularly true in the case of drug-sniffing dogs. Police are allowed to use these animals to alert them to… Continue reading this article

How to Fight Back If Charged with Colorado Drug Trafficking
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Are you facing drug trafficking charges in Colorado?
 
You’re not alone. Colorado law enforcement is cracking down on drug trafficking, and lots of people are feeling the pressure.
 
Things aren’t always straightforward, either. A drug possession charge can easily convert to a more serious drug trafficking charge based on the amount of the drugs collected by the police. Someone with a large quantity of drugs intended for… Continue reading this article

What are the Penalties for Colorado Possession? Depends on the Drug
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The War on Drugs is still alive and well in America, even with the legalization of recreational marijuana in over a dozen states – including right here. Weed might be legal, but lots of other drugs aren’t, and even first-time possession charges could result in jail time or fees.
 
If you are caught with drugs in Colorado, however, you won’t face just one set of penalties. The specific… Continue reading this article

Intent to Sell: When Colorado Possession Becomes Trafficking
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Three people were recently arrested in Longmont for allegedly intending to distribute cocaine. The arrests were made after a two-month-long investigation by the Boulder County Drug Task Force.  All three suspects face felony charges for suspicion of unlawful cocaine possession with intent to distribute
 
The investigation was initiated when an informant gave information about a potential cocaine dealer in the area. Undercover officers then set up a sting… Continue reading this article

Colorado Drug Users Dying or Going to Jail – Not Getting Treatment
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Back in 2013, Colorado legislators decided that trying to incarcerate their way out of a major drug problem was the wrong way to go. Too many people were being sent to prison essentially for being drug addicts and getting caught, and it wasn’t helping. What they really needed was treatment.
 
So they passed a bill with incredibly noble intentions. It overhauled drug sentencing, prioritizing available prison space… Continue reading this article

Is It “Trafficking” If You Receive a Large Amount of Drugs in Colorado?
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Drug trafficking is one of the most confusing legal concepts out there. As most people understand it, trafficking means moving something from one place to another illegally.
 
So why then were six men recently indicted for being involved in a drug trafficking ring after receiving heroin from outside of the state? Wouldn’t they have had to attempt to transport those drugs somewhere else for drug trafficking charges to… Continue reading this article

Caught Using Drugs in a Colorado Park? You Can’t Be Banned
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Drug crimes are taken seriously here in Colorado, but recently the Denver Police Department has taken drug crime consequences a bit too far by actually banning people from city parks.
 
In September 2016, the city of Denver issued a directive stating that Denver Police Department officers could ban anyone accused of using drugs in a city park or on the Cherry Creek trail for up to 90 days.… Continue reading this article

Black Market Marijuana Leads DA to Call It “Gateway Drug to Homicide”
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Back in February, Jeff Sessions stated that there was “more violence” around marijuana.
He’s not the first politician or member of law enforcement to make these types of claims, and numerous others have followed suit. Just a few weeks ago, District Attorney Dan May argued that marijuana was “the gateway drug to homicide in our community and across our state.”
 
Out of context, his comment sounds pretty ridiculous,… Continue reading this article

Colorado Cops Now Carrying Drugs to Combat Opiate Overdoses
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Opioid use, abuse, and addiction are currently at an all-time high.
 
To really put things in perspective: overdosing on drugs is the leading cause of accidental death here in the United States. Where does opioid addiction fit into that? It is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. In raw numbers, of the 52,404 fatal drug overdoses in 2015, 12,990 deaths are related to heroin, and 20,101 are related… Continue reading this article