The bottom line expressed in our immediately preceding blog post is clear-cut. It underscores the need for a proven criminal defense attorney to subject every piece of evidence against a client to closest scrutiny.
Maybe it was nothing more than the lucky break that law enforcers and prosecutors say it was. The driver simply made a questionable lane change on a freeway outside Denver and was pulled over. And, behold, multiple police officers who just happened to converge at the roadside stop discovered several kilos of cocaine in the car.
A short answer to the above-posed headline query in today's blog post is this: You often don't know, at least not immediately.
Over the last few years, new laws regarding the legalization of marijuana in Colorado have brought many new factors into question. One of these issues regards the combination of marijuana use and driving, which, like alcohol use and driving is still illegal, despite Colorado's new marijuana laws.
At the start of next year, which is just a few weeks away, marijuana will be legal in Colorado for recreational use. However, many people in Denver are probably wondering what this all means for them. Whether or not you are a proponent of marijuana legalization or not, the law must be implemented properly and people must comply with the law. The City of Denver has rolled out a new website, www.MarijuanaInfoDenver.org, to try to inform the public of the laws regarding marijuana sales and use.
An alleged synthetic drug ring in Colorado which has claimed to have been the subject of months of investigation by federal agents has resulted in at least nine arrests. Drug Enforcement Administration officials claim to have seized 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana (also known as spice).
People who face drug charges in Colorado might believe that if they are convicted they will serve their sentence and that will be the only part of their conviction. However, they might not realize that they might be restricted in their voting rights.
A former police officer pleaded guilty earlier this week to drug and weapons crimes. The officer had served on the police force in a Colorado city for 22 years. We told you about the officers case in a blog post earlier this month. Now, the man will be held in the county jail until he is sentenced early next year.
A police officer in Colorado has been accused of buying Ecstasy from a confidential police informant. According to a news report, the man has not quit his job as an officer, and is scheduled to appear in court later this month to face weapons and drug charges. The same reports says that the man is likely to plead guilty to the charges.
Two people were arrested in another state after a traffic stop for allegedly going through a red light. The police stopped the Colorado couple when travelling in their motor home. Although the arrest didn't happen in Colorado, they are facing severe charges after police say the driver of the motor home admitting to having marijuana in the vehicle.