It’s a money grab and little more.
The Denver marijuana enterprise Sweet Leaf has been both large and profitable for some time. The legal pot dispensary has multiple outlets that employ several hundred workers. Sweet Leaf’s owners have reported scorers of millions of dollars in company revenue.
We duly note on a page of our website at the tenured Denver criminal defense law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates that the federal legal system involves an “ever-present risk.”
It is not hard to see why there is a broad and bipartisan critique nationally of the practice called civil asset forfeiture. A quick and simple example readily explains why.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's final year in office promises to be busy across a number of fronts.
People working within the criminal justice system readily perceive that judges are busy people, with built-in job leisure not being something that routinely features in their typical work day.
We note on a relevant page of our website that Colorado's drug laws are in flux and constantly evolving. Given that reality, we duly point out that any state resident facing a criminal charge related to a crime like drug sale and distribution or drug trafficking might want to "seriously consider hiring a qualified drug defense lawyer to … navigate these extremely complex laws."
Colorado residents and Americans across the country are increasingly learning -- as proven criminal defense attorneys already know intimately well -- that online surveillance of an Internet user's behavior (such as specific site visits, downloads, uploaded photos, files and images, and so forth) plays a central -- and incessantly growing -- role in criminal probes and prosecutions.
Marijuana is a drug talked about often in the news; many states have approved it for legal use, while others have made it a point to ban it. While still federally banned, Colorado made headlines when it legalized the drug several years ago.
Federal agents made a major breakthrough in a long-term operation that targeted heroin trafficking in and around Denver. The three-month long operation culminated in the arrest of 54 individuals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency undertaking the operation, was specifically targeting immigrants who were in Colorado illegally.