While the use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, there are still many other drug crimes a Coloradan can be charged with. For example, the possession of substances such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine can result in serious drug charges, as can the trafficking of these drugs. Even possessing drug paraphernalia can lead to drug charges that could result in serious penalties.
However, there may be defenses available to people facing drug charges. For example, the search and seizure that lead to the arrest may have been unlawful. Or, depending on the circumstances, a person may be able to argue that the drugs found did not belong to them. Entrapment might even be a defense option in certain situations.
The proper use of these defenses may exonerate a person accused of drug crimes. However, many people charged with a crime in Colorado do not know the ins-and-outs of the laws surrounding the charges they face. It takes skill to properly defend oneself against drug charges if one wants the charges dismissed or to stand a chance of succeeding at trial.
Fortunately, criminal defense attorneys are available to help Coloradans who are facing drug charges. At the Law Office of Lori Crystal, LLC, we know that being charged with a drug crime can be an intimidating situation. We believe in being honest with our clients and will not make promises we can't keep, nor will we sugarcoat our clients' situation. However, we will do all we can to wage an effective defense that will result in a fair and appropriate outcome. Our firm's webpage on drug charges may be of use to those who want more information on this topic.