Drug & Narcotic Defense Law Firm

Colorado Lawyers & Attorneys Defending Arapahoe, Douglas, & Adams County

If you have been arrested and charged with the illegal distribution or sale of drugs, do not hesitate to contact us at The Evans Firm. Criminal defense attorney Michael D. Evans has a proven track record including over 90 jury trials and many more favorable pre-trial dispositions for his clients and he is ready to take immediate action on your case. Whether you are accused of selling a joint to another person or under investigation for participation in a large-scale drug trafficking organization, we urge you to retain our services now so that we can begin working on a strategy for your defense.

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Drug Distribution Defined

Except as authorized by part 1 of article 42.5 of title 12, C.R.S., part 2 of article 80 of title 27, C.R.S., or part 2 or 3 of this article, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, or to possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or induce, attempt to induce, or conspire with one or more other persons, to manufacture, dispense, sell, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or possess one or more chemicals or supplies or equipment with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

As used in this subsection (1), "dispense" does not include labeling, as defined in section 12-42.5-102 (18), C.R.S.

Except as otherwise provided for an offense concerning marijuana and marijuana concentrate in section 18-18-406 and for special offenders as provided in section 18-18-407, any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection (1) of this section:

Commits a level 1 drug felony and is subject to the mandatory sentencing provisions in section 18-1.3-401.5 (7) if: The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs: More than two hundred twenty-five grams and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance; or More than one hundred twelve grams and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones; or More than fifty milligrams and contains flunitrazepam; or An adult sells, dispenses, distributes, or otherwise transfers any quantity of a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance or any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any amount of a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance, other than marijuana or marijuana concentrate, to a minor and the adult is at least two years older than the minor;

Commits a level 2 drug felony if: The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs: More than fourteen grams, but not more than two hundred twenty-five grams, and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance; More than seven grams, but not more than one hundred twelve grams, and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones; or More than ten milligrams, but not more than fifty milligrams, and contains flunitrazepam; An adult sells, dispenses, distributes, or otherwise transfers any quantity of a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance or any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance to a minor and the adult is at least two years older than the minor;

Commits a level 3 drug felony if the violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs: Not more than fourteen grams and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance; Not more than seven grams and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones; Not more than ten milligrams and contains flunitrazepam; or More than four grams and contains a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance;

Commits a level 4 drug felony if: The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs not more than four grams and contains a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance; or Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (c) of this subsection (2), the violation involves distribution or transfer of the controlled substance for the purpose of consuming all of the controlled substance with another person or persons at a time substantially contemporaneous with the transfer; except that this subparagraph (II) applies only if the distribution or transfer involves not more than four grams of a schedule I or II controlled substance or not more than two grams of methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones;

Commits a level 1 drug misdemeanor if the violation involves: A schedule V controlled substance; or A transfer with no remuneration of not more than four grams of a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance.

When a person commits unlawful distribution, manufacture, dispensing, sale, or possession with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute any schedule I or schedule II controlled substance, as listed in section 18-18-203 or 18-18-204, flunitrazepam, ketamine, or cathinones, or conspires with one or more persons to commit the offense, pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, twice or more within a period of six months, without having been placed in jeopardy for the prior offense or offenses, the aggregate amount of the schedule I or schedule II controlled substance, flunitrazepam, ketamine, or cathinones involved may be used to determine the level of drug offense.

Drug Distribution Penalties

The sentence you could receive if convicted for distribution of drugs depends largely on the amount of the drug that you are accused of distributing. In 2013 the Colorado State Legislature changed both the drug laws and penalties. Factors may also influence the penalties, such as an additional 4 years added to the sentence if you are accused of selling drugs to a minor. To find out what penalties you might be facing, see our page on drug crime penalties and sentences.

Need a Colorado attorney to defend against your drug possession charges?

We fight aggressively against your charges by pursuing experienced legal representation. Our firm has years of experience under our belt and we have taken on immeasurable drug possession cases. Being familiar with the laws regarding drug possession can help us in building a solid defense on your behalf. Set up your consultation today so we can discuss the potential defenses for your unique possession case.

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