Drug Crimes and Defenses
There are four general types of drug crimes. Possession of drugs, which is having actual or constructive control over drugs. Drug distribution is also known as drug trafficking and includes the sale or conspiracy to distribute drugs and is a drug crime in Denver, CO. Prescription fraud is also referred to as illegal schemes and artifices and involves an illegitimate means of obtaining prescription medication. Drug manufacturing is the growing and cultivating of marijuana and other crops and the manufacturing of methamphetamines.
The degree to which a drug crime is persecuted in Denver is dependent on many factors. It has to do with the type and amount of the drug in question, whether they were for personal use or for sale and the defendant’s existing criminal record. A drug crime can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, and that will determine any prison time, dollar amounts of any fines and if the particular case deserves enhancements or eligibility alternatives.
A drug crimes attorney will review all the relevant data and determine the best defense strategy based on the charge the prosecution levies and what they have at their disposal to fight the case. In possession cases, the defendant may have a persuasive reason for not knowing they were in possession of an illegal substance or believed there was a much smaller amount than the amount presented to the court as evidence. Some cases may have extenuating circumstances. Some of these may be coercion or a threat to the defendant’s life or lives of their loved ones.
The Law office of Christopher Braddock, located in Denver, Colorado, represents clients throughout the Front Range, including Aurora, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Glendale, Centennial, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Broomfield County and Boulder County, CO.
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