Archives for: May 29th, 2014

Since legalizing recreational marijuana, Colorado policymakers have been focusing on some of the implications of this policy, including the potential for stoned driving. While some recreational users insist that weed doesn’t impair their ability to drive, lawmakers consider driving under the influence of marijuana to be the same as driving under the influence of any other prescription painkiller—since you can’t judge your own level of impairment, you shouldn’t get behind

I was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, but the drugs were not mine. What should I do?

 

I frequently am contacted by potential criminal defense clients that want to know why they have been charged with drug possession when the drugs they are alleged to have possessed were not theirs.

 

Under Colorado law, possession can be either actual or constructive. Possession is actual where the defendant

If you have a criminal record, your ability to get federal student loan money may be limited.

 

Student Loan Eligibility and Drug Crimes If you were convicted of a drug crime while receiving federal student loans, your eligibility to receive further money may be suspended.

 

If you were convicted of one drug crime, you are ineligible to receive such funds for one year if that crime consisted of

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