Drug Offense Lawyers in Edwards

Facing Drug Charges? Call for a Free Consultation.

Conviction on a drug offense can result in prison terms and other penalties. Anyone facing these charges would do well to hire an Edwards criminal defense lawyer with experience in this area of law. The drug offense attorneys at Heckman & O'Connor have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in the Vail Valley. Our attorneys and staff are from the local area.

Colorado Drug Laws

Colorado law prohibits the possession, manufacturing, and sales of controlled substances. The specific penalties for conviction depend on several factors, such as the type of drug, the amount, and the activity. For example, drug possession in small amounts is generally less serious than trafficking larger amounts. Charges may be increased to a felony with additional penalties imposed for repeat offenders.

Classifications for controlled substances in Colorado include:

  • Schedule I – Heroin and LSD
  • Schedule II – Methamphetamine, opium, and codeine
  • Schedule III – Anabolic steroids, hydrocodone, and ketamine
  • Schedule IV – Lorazepam
  • Schedule V – Buprenophine

A charge of possession with intent to distribute or trafficking is a very serious charge and a conviction will have a huge impact on your life. Contact an Edwards criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.

Effective Defense Strategies

Our attorneys have found that drug-related offenses can often be plea bargained. In some situations, it may be possible to have arrest and court records sealed. Regardless of the situation, our Edwards drug offense attorneys will develop the most effective strategy for your defense. We provide personal attention and easy accessibility to our clients throughout the legal process.

When you are ready to discuss your situation with a lawyer, call 970-926-5991 to schedule a consultation.

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