As both a Denver DUI and drug crime lawyer and former Deputy District Attorney, Jay Tiftickjian 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, P.C. for a consultation with a 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
Regardless of whether you are charged with drug distribution or a simple possession offense, Colorado judges have become harsher on drug offenses. In addition, a drug conviction on a criminal history check, even for a 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 DUI and criminal defense team today for assistance.