POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
COMMONLY POSSESSED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
In Colorado, individuals who are found to be in possession of controlled substance are charged with a violation of Colorado Health and Safety Code. Controlled substances covered by this statute include heroine, opiates, peyote, and other substances regulated by the Controlled Substances Act.
Examples of commonly possessed controlled substances that violate this law include, (but are not limited to):
- Opiates and opiate derivatives
- Some hallucinogenic substances
Colorado law also prohibits individuals from possessing some prescription drugs if they do not have a valid prescription. This includes hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine, among other medications.
THE CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
To prove an individual has been in possession of a controlled substance, the prosecutor must prove the individual had control of the drug, knew of the drug’s presence, knew the drug was a controlled substance, and the drug was found in sufficient quantity to be used as a controlled substance.
An individual convicted of being in possession of a controlled substance may face up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Individuals can face higher penalties if they have a conviction for a sex crime that subjects them to the sex offender registration requirement or has a conviction for serious felonies, such as gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The penalties of a DUI conviction in Colorado can be very punitive and they increase if the person has a prior DUI conviction. In Colorado, an individual arrested for their first DUI can face up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,600. Someone who has a prior DUI conviction can receive up to one year in jail.
IMMEDIATE BAIL BONDS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with being in possession of a controlled substance, call Stan the Bail Man Bail Bonds right away. If you, like most people, do not have a large sum of money just lying around to post a cash bail, a bail bondsman can be the solution to get your loved one out of jail. A bail bond through our bonding company will require a premium of no more than 10% of the bail amount, allowing your loved one to get released and carry on with their life while awaiting their day in court. The alternative is remaining in custody until the case reaches a conclusion.
Stan the Bail Man Bail Bonds offers 24 hour bail bonds. Our bail bondsmen are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ready to immediately post a bond to get your loved one released.
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.