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What a Colorado Drug Trafficking Charge Really Means
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When most of us think of “drug trafficking,” we imagine drug dealers moving large amounts of drugs. Moreover, we tend to think of large criminal operations and drug trafficking networks. Cartels. Warehouses filled with “merchandise.”
 
This is a common misconception.
 
In fact, drug trafficking is actually one of the most confusing legal concepts. While trafficking can consist of moving drugs from one location to another, in reality… Continue reading this article

Colorado Drug Trafficking Charges: Answers to Common Questions
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Despite national perceptions, many Colorado drug laws have actually gotten more restrictive over the last few years, and we are seeing the effects of those changes here in the Denver area in a big way.
 
If you are facing drug trafficking charges, you probably have a million questions running through your mind. At our office, we’re constantly getting asked many of the same questions, so we thought we’d… Continue reading this article

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

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

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

What It Means in Colorado to Get a Drug Trafficking Charge
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On August 3, a father and son were arrested on drug trafficking charges in Pueblo. Their case is a good example of how our state levies drug trafficking charges and what you can expect if you find yourself charged.
 
Let’s take a look.
 
Investigating an Alleged Father and Son Drug Trafficking Team
 
The authorities worked with a confidential source for months to monitor the trafficking activity of… Continue reading this article

Charged for Using a Phone? If Drug Crimes Are Involved, Yes
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The everyday items that play a part in drug crimes are very important to law enforcement officials. Because of this, they are legally allowed to confiscate items such as cars, homes, and cash that could have been used in the drug crimes.
 
If an item like a phone is used, not only will that item be confiscated… it will also add more criminal charges to the individual’s record.… Continue reading this article

A Guide to Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking
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When we talk about the sentencing guidelines for criminal offenses in Colorado, they’re just that – guidelines. Aggravating and mitigating factors, as well as the amount of charges and a judge’s own discretion, all work together as factors that make up the final sentence.
 
At the federal level, these rules are a little different. One of the biggest policies that affects sentencing at the federal level is mandatory… Continue reading this article