Arapahoe County Criminal Defense Lawyer
You shouldn’t have to suffer extensively for a mistake that was made in the spur of the moment. With a Littleton and Aurora criminal defense lawyer, you will lower your chances of facing severe penalties. With an extensive review of the evidence, as well as thorough knowledge of criminal law, a seasoned criminal defense lawyer will enable you to get the protection you need from the injustices that can take place in the courtroom.
Drug Possession Charges Defense
Police officers found you in possession of a drug either on your body, in your car, in your room, or in some other location that they were able to associate with you. Newsflash, you’re human, and we all make mistakes. Unfortunately, Littleton courts will not view the drug possession charge this way. Although a drug possession may not seem as serious as murder or robbery, the courts will not be empathetic towards you, and you may have to face consequences that will follow you throughout your life and affect your career. If you want to minimize the chances of receiving hefty fines and penalties, hiring a drug possession charges defense attorney is essential.
In Littleton and Aurora courts, drug possession is categorized into four “schedules” of penalties and fines based on the drug’s addictive qualities. Schedule I drugs are drugs that pose the highest risk of addiction, such as heroin. Schedule II are high-risk substances that defense attorneys may be able to argue have legitimate medical uses such as amphetamines, opium, etc. The consequences for both a Schedule I and Schedule II drug possession are the most severe, ranging from 4- 12 years in prison with fines ranging from $3,000 to $750,000. Schedule III drugs are less addictive, such as steroids, resulting in 2-6 years in prison and fines between $2,000 – $500,000. The last “schedule,” Schedule IV, contain drugs that have a low risk of addiction such as sedatives. Penalties can include 1-3 years in prison and $1,000 to $100,000 in fines. In looking at even the smallest penalties, you could find yourself in jail and with an immense amount of debt. Hiring a drug possession charged defense attorney will ensure that you do not have to suffer the repercussions of one mistake.
Christopher T. Braddock, Attorney at Law, provides excellent legal defense for clients charged with drug possession in the cities of Littleton and Aurora of Arapahoe County as well as other counties across Colorado through his comprehensive knowledge and experience in criminal law.