The Denver Law Office of Douglas Richards provides it’s clients with an extremely aggressive defense of their Drug Possession case. With experience as a federal and a state prosecutor Drug Possession Attorney Douglas Richards puts this experience to work for you!
The Denver Post is reporting that Joshua Thurston, of Eagle County, was arrested on Tuesday for selling morphine. Thurston, 27, has been charged with possession and distribution of a narcotic. He allegedly sold a quantity of morphine pills to undercover police officers from his Eagle County home.
Thurston is being held in lieu of a $7,500 bond.
Thurston did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.
The Denver Post is reporting that Charles Guadalupe was arrested on drug charges. Guadalupe, 45, who lives on Davos Trail in Vail, has been charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine. The arrest is the result of an investigation where undercover officers purchased $500 worth of cocaine from Guadalupe. He did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.
The Denver Westword Blogs is reporting that DEA conducted a raid of the Highlands Ranch residence of Chris Bartkowicz. During the search, agents found 224 marijuana plants. Bartkowicz was charged by the United States Attorney’s Office with possession with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense 224 marijuana plants — a crime that could net him between five and forty years behind bars and a fine of $2 million. He did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.
If you are over 21, the expressed consent laws state that you have the right to request a breath or blood test. The police officer must comply with your decision within two hours. DO NOT let any officer pressure or coerce you into changing your mind. It is their duty and responsibility to follow your decision, regardless of how busy they are and/or inconvenient the request may be. Only under extraordinary circumstances can the officer force you to change your mind.
Of course, no one can force you to provide a sample of your breath and/or blood (unless serious bodily injury or a death is involved). Although, a refusal will become part of the prosecutor’s case against you. If you refuse to take the test, or provide an incomplete test, it can later be introduced to a judge or jury and used as evidence that you were drunk. This means that the prosecutor can argue that you did not take the test because you were drunk!
You’ve certainly heard the expression that “driving is a privilege, not a right.” This adage is especially true when discussing drunk driving laws in the state of Colorado. In this state, any person suspected of drunk driving has already consented to providing a breath and/or blood test for chemical analysis. This is called “expressed consent”.
Besides license suspension, a conviction for drunk driving carries heavy penalties, fines, multiple surcharges, and a laundry list of fees.
Penalties for Drunk Driving / DUI / DWAI / Vehicular Assault / Vehicular Homicide
|Driving Under the Influence (DUI)||5 days – 1 year, or probation||None||$600 – $1K|
|2nd DUI||90 days – 1 year, or probation||None||$1K – $1500|
|Driving While Abilities Impaired (DWAI)||2 – 180 days, or probation||None||$200 – $500|
|2nd DWAI||45 days – 1 year, or probation||None||$600 – $1K|
|Vehicular Assault (recklessly cause serious bodily injury to another)||1 – 3 years||2 years||$1K – $100K|
|Vehicular Assault (intoxicated and cause serious bodily injury to another)||2 – 6 years||2 years||$2K – $500K|
|Vehicular Homicide (recklessly cause serious death of another)||2 – 6 years||2 years||$2K – $500K|
|Vehicular Homicide (intoxicated and cause death of another)||4 – 12 years||5 years||$3K – $750K|
Yes, a drug conviction makes the loss of your drivers license is a very real possibility.
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Schedule I substances are those that have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical treatment in the United States.
- Examples: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy / MDMA
Schedule II substances are those with a high potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.
- Examples: opium, codeine, morphine, methamphetamine
Schedule III substances are those with a potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.
- Examples: anabolic steroids, ketamine
Schedule IV substances are those with a low potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.
- Examples: Xanax, Valium, Phentermine (prescription diet pills)
Schedule V substances are those with a low potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States. Many of these substances are found in other schedules. The difference is a substance in this category is found in a smaller amount.
- Examples: codeine, opium