Category: Drug Possession

Charges in Denver for drug distribution can carry some serious penalties. Those faced with these charges face the prospect of lengthy prison terms and massive fines and legal fees.

There is hope for those currently facing Denver drug distribution charges, however. A new Colorado law will soon remove felony-level penalties from certain drug possession charges.

Note, this new bill doesn’t change current laws regulating distribution. Those facing possession with the

 

Colorado is leading the charge when it comes to “defelonizing” the possession of certain controlled substances in the United States.

 

The most recent efforts include Jared Polis, Colorado’s Governor, signing House Bill 19-1263 into law. The goal of this law is to help reduce rates of incarceration related to minor drug offenses.

 

It is also intended to help those who are addicted to drugs get the help

 

The U.S. is in the midst of a mass incarceration crisis. We have the highest incarceration rate in the world, and because of this, our prison population has increased exponentially in the past few decades.

 

Incarceration comes at an enormous human cost to prison inmates and their families. The government (and its taxpayers) bear its heavy financial cost. Moreover, studies show that incarceration does little to end criminal

 

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

 

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