Category: Drug Crimes

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has circulated a memorandum addressing the hot topic of marijuana enforcement; that is, whether the federal government should step in and enforce federal drug laws in states that have passed their own laws, such as in Colorado, that contradict those federal laws.


This memorandum provides guidance to U.S. Attorneys across the country in terms of which marijuana crimes they should be focusing their energies and

A commonly held belief is that if you are arrested and the police fail to read you your rights, your case will be invalidated and possibly dismissed.  This belief is not, however, accurate.  If police fail to read you your Miranda rights, the relevance of that failure is that the prosecutor cannot use any statements obtained from you following your arrest in their prosecution.


To have your Miranda rights

It is well established law that the police cannot legally stop your vehicle without reasonable suspicion.  Where matters become a little less clear is the law that holds that once the purpose of the initial stop of a defendant’s vehicle has been accomplished, and no other reasonable suspicion exists to support further investigation, any ongoing detention of the defendant and his vehicle is illegal.  A recently decided Colorado Supreme Court,

If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Denver, it is important that you have a knowledgeable drug crimes attorney who is familiar with such cases in the Denver area. It is no secret that the whole nation is aware that drug laws in Denver and all of Colorado have changed, but when pressed regarding the nature of those laws and what exactly is allowed and

A recent Denver Post series of articles chronicled the descent of Denver-area residents along a slope that started with gateway drug use, such as prescription pain-killer abuse, and ended with heroin addiction. Long the staple of television melodramas, this type of drug abuse may be what comes to our minds when we think of the need for a drug lawyer in Denver.


Yet the truth of the matter