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Denver Drug Possession Lawyers

Defending Those Accused of Possessing Controlled Substances

In Denver, facing drug possession charges can be a serious and life-altering situation. Under Colorado law, it is illegal to possess controlled substances without a valid prescription. The severity of these matters often depends on the type of drug found and the amount in possession. Individuals may find themselves charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The consequences of a conviction can include hefty fines and imprisonment.

Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially for those unfamiliar with criminal law. The importance of skilled legal representation comes into play here. Having a knowledgeable advocate by your side is advantageous, as they can provide advice and guidance through a complex legal process.

At Denver Family Lawyers, we understand the gravity of drug possession charges and the profound impact they can have on an individual’s life and future. This recognition is why we approach each case with a serious commitment to defending our clients’ rights and pursuing a just outcome. Our team leverages extensive legal insights and strategic resources to attack the charges. From questioning the evidence, such as the legality of the drug seizure, to negotiating potential plea deals, we protect our clients’ interests.

Our Denver drug possession attorneys deliver personalized service and are accessible and ready to assist. Schedule a consultation by calling (303) 225-3343.


Understanding Drug Possession Laws in Colorado

In Colorado, a strict set of laws governs the possession of controlled substances, particularly outlined in C.R.S. 18-18-403.5, which categorizes the illegal possession of drugs as a significant criminal offense. According to this statute, it is unlawful for an individual to knowingly possess a controlled substance. 

The term "possession" can manifest in several forms:

  • Actual. This type of possession occurs when a person has direct physical control over the drug.
  • Constructive. A person may not physically have the drug on their person but is aware of its presence and can control it.
  • Joint. This type of possession involves two or more people sharing control over a drug.

Controlled substances are classified into schedules based on their potential for abuse, medical utility, and safety under medical supervision.

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