Lead attorney Jay Tiftickjian and the Tiftickjian Law Firm defense team has handled hundreds of criminal drug charges in Colorado involving cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, hallucinogens, prescription drugs and other scheduled controlled substances. If you have recently been arrested and charged with a drug offense, contact the Tiftickjian Law Firm for a consultation with a drug possession defense lawyer.
A conviction for a Colorado drug offense can have devastating future consequences, such as prison time and a detrimental impact on future employment and educational prospects. Federal and state drug offenses—whether involving high-level trafficking or a simple possession offense—can carry mandatory prison sentences depending on the circumstances involved.
There are many types of drug offenses in Colorado that a Denver criminal lawyer can help you with. Some of the most common drug offenses are possession, distribution, trafficking and drug importation offenses involving cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, and other scheduled controlled substances. These are often charged as:
- Distribution of a Controlled Substance
- Drug Trafficking
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession With Intent to Distribute
- Possession of Materials to Manufacture Methamphetamine
- Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine
- Prescription Forgery and Fraud
Although Colorado recently acted to reduce some of the penalties for certain amounts of simple possession offenses (effective March, 2020), the law still maintains severe penalties for manufacture and distribution. A conviction on a criminal history check, even for a drug misdemeanor, can have devastating consequences to your future earning potential. Felony and misdemeanor drug offenses are charged for anything from possession of less than a gram of most controlled substances, such as cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy, to manufacturing, distributing, or possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs. Depending on the alleged weight involved, many carry a mandatory sentence to the Colorado Department of Corrections or Federal prison even for first-time offenders. In addition, many judges in Colorado will not consider probation for distribution or manufacturing offenses, even if a person has a clean criminal record.
If you have been charged with a drug offense in Colorado, contact our criminal defense team today for assistance by calling 303-384-5280 or submitting an online consultation request.