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Drug Offenses in Beaver Creek, CO

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Although Colorado has decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, possession of other types of drugs is still considered illegal. Additionally, selling, trafficking, or manufacturing illicit narcotics can result in more severe penalties. A conviction of a drug crime includes jail/prison time, fines, and being labeled as a “junkie” in the eyes of potential employers, landlords, and the community.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, look no further than Heckman & O’Connor to help you clear your name and avoid serious penalties. Our Beaver Creek knows that people are falsely accused of drug crimes all the time or those facing charges are not veteran criminals, but people who need help turning their life around. We can help you obtain the legal support and guidance necessary to get you back on the right track in life.

Colorado Drug Penalties

Unlawful possession of small amounts of an illicit drug is often a misdemeanor offense. The state courts favor treatment over incarceration when a drug crime is associated with personal use.

However, when a drug crime involves large quantities, manufacturing, distribution, or trafficking, these are often felony offenses. The severity of the penalties depends on the type of drug, the amount involved in the arrest, the defendant’s criminal record, and other factors.

The lowest felony conviction results in a maximum six-month jail sentence and a fine not exceeding $1,000. By contrast, the most serious is punishable by up to 32 years of imprisonment and a maximum $1,000,000 fine.

Marijuana Laws

If you are 21 years of age or older, you are allowed to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis. You can buy marijuana at licensed dispensaries. However, you can’t consume marijuana in public.

Carrying over an ounce of marijuana is a petty offense, punishable by a maximum $100 fine. Using less than two ounces of marijuana in public is also a petty offense, which carries a jail term of up to 15 days and/or a fine no more than $100.

In addition, adults may grow, transport, or otherwise, possess up to six plants, but they are not available for sale. Marijuana must be grown on private property and in an enclosed, locked space.

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With the help of our Beaver Creek criminal defense lawyers, we can do our best to either dismiss your case altogether or help you avoid going to jail and obtaining a criminal record. Do not become labeled as a drug offender and lose your freedom by reaching out to our legal team immediately.

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