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Posts tagged "Drug Possession"

A legitimate search-and-seizure query in many criminal law cases

Many news followers in Colorado and nationally are regularly bombarded with articles featuring all manner of story lines. Given the sheer number and diversity of competing news bits, it is course quite often the case that readers quickly scan over some stories with little or no regard for their details or potentially deeper meaning.

A train not stopping: call for criminal law reforms gains steam

Many of our readers in Denver and across Colorado certainly note -- and likely criticize -- the constant bickering that our national lawmakers routinely engage in on Capitol Hill, and the resulting inaction that follows in its steady wake.

Criminal law commentator points to "crisis" in forensic work

We would ask our readers across Colorado to try to imagine for just a moment the sheer consternation of criminal prosecutors in another state earlier this year when they had to ditch more than 21,000 drug cases they were working on.

Wrongful convictions scandal: Could such a thing happen in Colorado?

If you read our blog posts chronicling criminal law stories and developments relevant to Colorado, you likely harbor no illusions concerning the uniform stance of state officials toward alleged drug-crime activities and their zero-sum insistence upon aggressively prosecuting and seeking harsh sentencing outcomes for offenders.

Support is crucial for people addicted to drugs

While many people see drugs as a criminal issue, for the people who are using them, drugs are more of a health issue. Drug addiction is a real issue that must be addressed if the person is going to have any hope of getting clean and avoiding future criminal charges.

You can fight drug paraphernalia charges

You might be shocked to hear you're being charged with a drug paraphernalia charge after a traffic stop. What does a spoon have to do with drugs, after all? In some cases it may mean nothing, and in others, the police may believe you're using illegal drugs. Simply possessing some prohibited items can lead to a charge, but the line is blurred.

Colorado's drug paraphernalia law is very specific

Some drug charges include a charge for the paraphernalia that is associated with the drugs. In some instances, a person can face charges for the paraphernalia without having to face charges for the actual drugs. While drug paraphernalia charges aren't usually as harsh as the laws for drug possession or drug sales, it is still a blemish on your criminal record if you are convicted of this charge.