If You’ve Been Arrested for Possession in Colorado, Contact Denver Drug Crimes Attorney Kimberly Diego
As you probably already know, Colorado laws regarding the possession and use of controlled substances have changed, as have the consequences for such a conviction. However, regardless of quantity levels that have changed or what class of misdemeanor you might face if charged with certain degrees of possession, the fact still remains that a conviction on possession of a controlled substance can still carry with it penalties that can negatively impact your current situation and your future. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, you will want the protection, counsel, and representation that an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyer in Denver like Kimberly Diego can provide.
Kimberly Diego is a Colorado Drug Lawyer You Can Trust for Smart, Robust Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
Although many of the changes in Colorado law have resulted in circumstances which, in many instances, are more favorable for those who have been accused of possession of a controlled substance, that does not mean that such charges are without consequence if a conviction is obtained by the prosecution. In addition, regardless of the threshold quantities involved, there are still certain cases where whatever evidence exists may have been obtained by unlawful search or seizure. Given all of the variables that can exist and the possibility that any evidence that may have contributed to your arrest could be thrown out of court, it is important that you arrange for a consultation with Denver criminal attorney Kimberly Diego so that she can analyze your case and work with you to develop the best defense possible.
If the evidence against you was obtained in violation of your rights, Ms. Diego may be able to get that evidence suppressed. If that is the case, she will most likely be able to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to have the charges against you dropped, or in certain circumstances, reduced. Even if your case goes to trial, however, you can rest assured that your defense attorney Kimberly Diego has the experience and expertise to treat you compassionately while aggressively protecting your rights and interests and seeking the most positive outcome available in your case.
Unlawful Use and Possession of a Controlled Substance Laws in Colorado Have Changed
Unlawful use of a schedule I or II controlled substance has been reduced from a Class 6 felony to a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Unlawful use of a schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance has been reduced from a Class 1 to a Class 2 misdemeanor.
The threshold quantity for unlawful possession of a schedule I/II controlled substance has increased from one gram or less to four grams or less (except for methamphetamine, where the threshold quantity is two grams or less).
There is no longer an automatic increase in felony offense class if the defendant has a prior conviction.
Possession of Schedule III/IV/V has been reduced to a misdemeanor offense (Class 1).
Marijuana possession of two ounces or less is now a petty offense.
Marijuana possession of between two and six ounces is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Marijuana possession of more than six ounces but less than 12 ounces is now a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Marijuana possession of more than 12 ounces is a Class 6 felony.
A second conviction for marijuana possession does not carry mandatory elevation to felony class.
Call Kimberly Diego, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denver, for a Free Consultation
When you need a criminal defense attorney who can provide you with high-quality legal representation and individualized, personalized service, defense lawyer Kimberly Diego provides that level of service to every client she represents. Whatever the criminal charges you are facing, in Ms. Diego you will have a defense attorney who believes that you have a right to a rigorous defense. To benefit from defense attorney Kimberly Diego’s vigorous attention to the law and commitment to clients, call 720.257.5346 for a free consultation or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form and a representative from the Law Office of Kimberly Diego will contact you as soon as possible.
I had no experience with the justice system when I got my charge and would have been COMPLETELY lost in court without Kimberly there to get me through the process! I was certain I would at least get probation and fines, but Kim actually got my case dropped in the end! I couldn't believe it! I had other lawyers tell me I was in for much more but Kim went above and beyond to get the job done with the utmost integrity and professionalism! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an attorney. Thanks again, Kim!
Oct 7, 2015
by Annie on
hen I started looking for a criminal lawyer to help with my husband's criminal case, I went through many initial consultations with other lawyers which resulted in me getting turned away because they felt our situation was hopeless. When I contacted Kimberly via email to ask if she thought she could help, I had barely just sent out the email when I saw a response from her. She told me she was confident she could help us, and she just made me feel so positive about everything. Kimberly has always been quick to respond, and she is great at mixing her professionalism with her compassion for the law and helping people get through their issues. I never doubted that she would help my husband get his open warrant lifted while he could not appear in person. We currently live in Brazil and we needed his warrant lifted in order for us to be able continue the immigration process, and despite all of the odds against us, she still did it! I highly recommend her services if you are looking for someone who is personal and professional, good at what they do, and not afraid to take on difficult cases. My husband's case is not yet finished completely yet, but we know Kimberly will get us through it!
Oct 7, 2015
by G. on
I retained Kimberly Diego to represent me in a criminal case in 2010. I found her to be a very competent criminal defense attorney. She was able to assist me in getting my case dismissed. She knows the ins and outs of the Colorado courts and is able to offer sound advice based on that knowledge. Her fees were both reasonable and fair. I would highly recommend Ms. Diego.
Oct 7, 2015
by Stephanie on
My husband & I are very happy in having chosen Kimberly Diego as our attorney. She negotiated and got the best outcome for my husband's case. I recommend anyone needing legal help contact Kim as she not only is professional but also takes a personal interest in her client's and their final outcome. Again Kim thank you for your excellent representation!
Oct 7, 2015
by Robert on
We contacted Kimberly Diego for a DUI that involved some very difficult circumstances with law enforcement officers. Upon dealing with this very serious situation, I knew that it was going to be complicated and difficult to get through. I was facing my 3rd DUI conviction, yet the law enforcement officers in this case acted unethically. Kimberly was diligent in hiring two key investigators to gather information that would benefit my case, and in the end all the work aided in the DUI charge being dropped. Although my wife and I never want to go through a situation like this again, we would recommend Kimberly for a defense attorney. Her focus, will to not quit, and focus to the detail that was necessary for my case, were all key in her work with me. Kimberly is very busy yet we learned quickly that she was doing the work necessary to be ready for our court date. We highly recommend Kimberly!
Oct 7, 2015
by Dean on
I was truly fortunate to have Kimberly Diego as my Lawyer. She seems to practice law because she believes in the judicial process. Her negotiation skills and knowledge put me at my best advantage with respect to defending myself. It was evident in court that she was a trustworthy expert, and enabled me to enter a fair and reasonable plea. Her representation gave me confidence, and helped put my life back on track, a sort of reform that jail time or longer probation could never have accomplished. Moreover, Ms Diego is a realist, but still took on challenge. She went above and beyond what any other lawyers I spoke with could not even fathom. She did what was necessary to represent me in all aspects of my defense needs. Finally Ms Diego was efficient and worked quickly keeping the amount of billable hours to a number I could afford. I highly recommend Ms Diego as a defense lawyer.
Oct 7, 2015
by Brent on
Hello Kim, I wanted to thank you for representing me with my recent incident in the Boulder area. You wasted no time in contacting the court to address my case. We we received feedback from the court about my case, you were not satisfied with their statement for my outcome. You took the case back to them, and you presented reasons for them, to offer me a better deal. I believe I received the best outcome I could possibly receive, for my situation. If I have another opportunity to use you again, I would certainly not hesitate, in calling you for my representation. Thank you again, for your help.
Oct 7, 2015
by Sekou on
Kimberly is a true professional. Shes professional, but not cold and strictly business. Kim took time to listen and ask questions and never being in a position in which i needed a lawyer, she actually made me feel as though i was a friend of hers that was in trouble and in need of her help. Kim was there for me and with her help and true professionalism the "other side" resorted to dropping all charges. Im am grateful that i made that call to Kimberly Diego and i would highly recommend her to represent you in court. Again thank you Kimberly, although i would NEVER want to go through it again, im glad to have met you, im happy to have had you represent me and consider you a friend
Oct 7, 2015
by Travis on
I contacted Kim concerning a case, which involved Indecent Exposure charges. Throughout the entire episode, she remained professional and courteous. I found her fees to be reasonable and fair. I was prepared to plea to the lesser charge, in exchange for a dismissal of the Indecent Exposure charge. After she explained she got both charges dismissed, I raised both my hands in triumph.
Oct 7, 2015
by Wayne on
Thank you so much for handling our daughters shoplifting case. The results were better than we expected. The professionalism and courtesy you showed in handling our case, and the updates and keeping us informed were always well timed and more than adequate. If I ever have the need (or anyone I know has the need) for a shoplifting attorney, I will definitely choose you or recommend you. GREAT JOB!!!"
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Ready to take the first step towards protecting your future? Contact Kimberly Diego to schedule a free 45-minute consultation, where you can explore the unique circumstances of your case and determine your options. You can call Ms. Diego via phone at 720-257-5346, or simply fill out a free case review form to have a representative from the Law Office of Kimberly Diego contact you promptly.
Ms. Diego works with clients in the Denver metro area and beyond, including Boulder, Brighten, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Englewood, Aurora, White Ridge, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs. She has experience defending clients in all counties, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Lakewood.
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