DRUG POSSESSION

DRUG POSSESSION

Drug possession, which can include the possession of marijuana, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine, is the first criminal charge applied when someone is arrested and drugs are located. Authorities may then determine if there was intent to sell or distribute the drugs based on the amount found, which can increase the charges to the sale or trafficking of drugs.

DRUG POSSESSION

DRUG POSSESSION

Drug charges are often serious offenses that can result in jail time. If you or a loved one has been charged with drug possession or intent to distribute, we can help you by posting a bond to get the accused out of jail.

DRUG CHARGES IN COLORADO

Drug charges fall under the Health and Safety category of the Colorado Penal Code. The following are the most common types of drug charges:

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

This charge may begin as a misdemeanor and it applies to individuals arrested for using or being under the influence of an illegal substance such as prescription drugs without a valid prescription, heroin, cocaine, meth, or ecstasy. 

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

It is a felony to possess narcotics. 

POSSESSION FOR SALE OF NARCOTICS

This statute makes it illegal to threaten an individual with harm if the intent is to scare the person and they are living in sustained fear due to threats or harassment.

SALE OR TRANSPORTATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

This statute makes it illegal for an individual to maliciously, repeatedly, and willfully harass or follow another individual, and make a credible threat with the intent of making the individual afraid for his or her safety or the safety of their immediate family members.

POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

This statute makes it illegal for an individual to maliciously, repeatedly, and willfully harass or follow another individual, and make a credible threat with the intent of making the individual afraid for his or her safety or the safety of their immediate family members. 

POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

This law states that anyone in possession of methamphetamine is breaking the law. The charge may be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the amount of the drug found and the arrestee’s prior criminal history.

MANUFACTURING DRUGS AND NARCOTICS

It is a felony to manufacture, produce, compound, or process a controlled substance.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

While Proposition 215 allows limited legal exceptions to this law in Colorado, marijuana law in the state still says it is illegal to grow, sell, possess, or use marijuana. The penalty for carrying a small amount of marijuana is usually a fine.

POSSESSION OF HASHISH

Individuals in possession of a concentrated derivative of marijuana may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony.

SALE OF MARIJUANA

This is a charge pressed against an individual caught in the act of selling marijuana.

DRUG POSSESSION VS INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

In Colorado, police typically use the following factors to differentiate between someone who is merely in possession of illegal drugs and someone who intended to distribute the drugs.

If law enforcement finds a large amount of drugs or the drugs are packaged, it will likely be enough for an Intent to distribute charge. Other factors police will look at include voicemails, customer lists or cell phone messages that provide compromising evidence of intent to distribute, drug paraphernalia such as measuring equipment and scales, money lying around, and whether police or detectives can testify they saw drugs being exchanged.

IMMEDIATE BAIL BONDS FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Stan the Bail Man Bail Bonds offers 24 hr. bail bonds for drug-related charges including:

  • Drug possession or possession of a controlled substance
  • Heroin possession, possession of crack cocaine, marijuana possession, cocaine possession, possession of ecstasy, or meth possession
  • Manufacture of methamphetamine
  • Drug trafficking, conspiracy to deliver, or intent to distribute
  • Failure to comply with a search warrant

Has someone you love been arrested for the possession of drugs or intent to distribute? Call Stan the Bail Man Bail Bonds today. A bail bondsman will post a bond immediately to get your loved one out of jail, so they can prepare for their day in court.

 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Some of the crimes and information may not apply to your city or state.


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