Drug possession crimes are usually prosecuted with fervor as part of the war on drugs, so if you are charged, you need a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, like us, to defend your rights. This charge is not treated with sympathy by the courts and the law outlines different drug classifications which can be hard to decipher. Don’t panic, contact us, and we will help! Let us put our four decades of experience defending drug crimes to work in your favor. Call now to get answers and schedule a free initial consultation.
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Drug Possession Charge Penalties
Possession of a controlled substance in this state can range from a petty offense, to a misdemeanor, to a class four felony. As the severity of the crime increases, so do the sentences. It is important to be aware that multiple convictions in a ten year period can multiply the potential max sentence. Possession does not always have to mean that it was in your hands or pocket. As long as you were in control of a controlled substance, you can be charged with this crime. This means it could in your car or home. As a savvy criminal defense attorney, we can help understand the charge you are facing.
Even though marijuana has been legalized, there are still limits. If you have more than 12 ounces of pot, you could be facing as much as two years in prison and a $100,000 fine. The sentence will be enhanced if the state can prove you intended to distribute it. This is where your Greeley defense lawyer needs to come through for you. Count on us to be there for you every step of the way.
Meth, cocaine, and heroine charges are classified by a schedule. Your potential sentence depends on how much you had and if it is your first offense or not. Sentences start from as little as one year for a first offense possession of a schedule V drug. However, a second offense with a schedule I or II drug can carry as much as 24 years. It is not in your best interest to try to fight through this system on your own. We have the experience and the expertise to help you, so contact us right now.
Drug Crimes Trial Attorney
One piece of sound legal advice is to never speak to the police without representation present. Other than that, we will need more details about your case to help you. We can get a good idea of how to help you when you come in for a free consultation. We cannot guarantee acquittal if you are being charged with possession of a controlled substance. However, we can guarantee that we will be by your side from the beginning of the case to the very end fighting to have the charges dropped or mitigated.
Caught with possession of methNot all drug crimes are treated equal970-351-6083At the Law Offices of Robert Ray, we know drug possession cases demand bold criminal defense advocacy. We represent these types of drug crimes cases in Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, and nearby areas.