Drug possession sentences in Colorado vary based on a number of different factors. The most common drug crimes in Colorado involve cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and prescription pills.
Possession of Marijuana in Colorado
Possession, by an adult, of one ounce or less of marijuana is no longer a state offense in Colorado (unless it is openly and publicly displayed), but possession of as little as two ounces can carry up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, while possession of more than twelve ounces is a drug felony and punishable by up to eighteen months in prison and as much as a $100,000 fine. Read more on our Possession of Marijuana page.
Possession of Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, and Ecstasy in Colorado
Possession of other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy, can land you in prison for a first offense. For example, possession of less than an ounce of cocaine is a class four drug felony punishable by up to 12 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections for a first offense, even with no aggravating facts.
Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney Jay Tiftickjian
Criminal defense attorney Jay Tiftickjian has defended hundreds of clients facing serious drug crimes in Colorado, and has the skill and experience to investigate whether a stop was legal, examine whether a search violated a client’s Fourth Amendment rights, and attack the credibility of a confidential informant. Our representation also examines all mitigation to lessen the impact of a drug distribution charge. The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. has achieved outstanding drug case results for clients facing drug possession and distribution charges in Colorado.
If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Colorado, contact The Tiftickjian Law Firm today for an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney.