Creative Defense Team Fighting Drug Charges
Although possession and use of marijuana in small amounts are legal in Colorado, offenses such as methamphetamine, heroin or cocaine trafficking, distribution or possession are still heavily prosecuted by the state. Additionally, possession and use of marijuana and other drugs are still illegal in the eyes of the federal government.
Every drug case is different, and depending on your circumstances, the Denver attorneys at Hernandez & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you avoid jail time by securing you probation, rehabilitation or a diversion program, or even deferred judgment.
What Prosecution Can Include
You may be prosecuted for:
- Using a federal bank for money associated with drugs
- Possession of large quantities
You Can Avoid Many Problems By Hiring Experienced Defense
By hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney you could also avoid fines and the costs of rehabilitation classes, get your record expunged or sealed, or avoid having to enter a plea altogether, thus keeping your record clean. Our firm has had success with these and other defense options, and they could work for you, too.
Drug Courts Have Changed Sentencing
Colorado has introduced drug courts in many jurisdictions. Securing a lawyer familiar with these new and developing courts is necessary in order to ensure the process runs smoothly and in your favor. Drug courts have instituted new sentencing schemes that separate drug felonies from other felony types. This new scheme may have a lesser impact on your criminal record, and may save you from having to report a felony on a future job application.
We Handle Federal Drug Cases And Crimmigration
Although we are well-known for fighting drug charges, Denver attorneys don’t all represent case as thoroughly as we do. We consider how charges can affect immigration status if that is at risk. Our drug crime lawyers also often represent clients who are being prosecuted by the federal government and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Many of the federal cases we have defended involve:
- Large amount of high-weight drugs
- Habitual offenders
The punishments for federal drug offenses are quite harsh in comparison to state-level offenses. Punishments can include 10 years to life in prison depending on the case. Our firm understands that a federal criminal drug case can have a substantial impact on your life. We are experienced in producing creative strategies to avoid federal mandatory sentencing.
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