Charged With A Drug Crime? Here’s What You Should Know.
Drug offenses carry severe penalties and long-term consequences. Merely possessing certain drugs is a felony crime. Without the help of a skilled attorney, a drug arrest can cost you your freedom and seriously hamper your future.
The Denver drug crime defense lawyers at Flesch & Beck Law understand what is at stake. More importantly, we know what it takes to defend you. We work tirelessly to dismiss drug charges or shield clients from overly harsh punishment.
Protecting The Rights Of Those Accused Of Drug Crimes
Our legal team, led by trial lawyer Kevin Flesch, has successfully defended the accused in the Metro Denver area and adjoining Colorado jurisdictions. We are experienced with every level of state and federal drug-related charges, including:
- Drug possession (cocaine, heroin and other controlled substances)
- Prescription drugs (recreational use, prescription fraud)
- Marijuana crimes (growing/selling, medical marijuana violations)
- Drug distribution (dealing, intent to distribute)
- Drug manufacturing (grow house, meth lab)
- Drug trafficking and transportation
- Money laundering or drug conspiracy
- Weapon offenses in connection to drugs
We are knowledgeable about the special issues with federal drug charges, including federal court procedure and sentencing guidelines. We are also well-versed in the adjudication of juveniles caught with drugs, with the goal of preserving that youth’s future opportunities.
How Can A Drug Crime Lawyer Help?
First of all, without a skilled attorney, the punishment can be heavy. You might face prison time and a lengthy parole, substantial court fees and fines, community service, court-ordered drug rehab or drug education classes, and random drug tests. Most drug crimes are felonies, which means a criminal record that may hinder employment, housing, loans, college and other facets of life.
At Flesch & Beck Law, we believe strongly in the presumption of innocence. In other words, we will force the prosecution to prove its case and skillfully challenge the evidence upon which the criminal allegations are based. We will vigorously assert your constitutional rights, including the Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure. We will question the validity of search warrants, traffic stops, drug-sniffing dogs, informants, undercover “stings,” confessions, statements of witnesses and co-defendants, and other facets of the government’s case.
Our thorough and tenacious approach has led to dismissals, acquittals and exclusion of evidence. At a minimum, it casts doubt on the charges and creates leverage for favorable negotiations with the prosecuting attorney. Sometimes sparing a client from prison stripes and the “convicted felon” label is a victory in itself. Some clients are candidates for drug diversion programs that avoid a trial and a conviction if they seek treatment and stay clean.
We Take Drug Possession Seriously
An arrest for simple possession or possession with intent to distribute does not mean you will be convicted. The charges and potential penalties depend on the type of drug, the amount, where the drugs were found, and aggravating factors such as guns or prior convictions.
Whatever the charges, you can count on our Englewood attorneys to pour our experience and resources into your defense. For a FREE, no-obligation evaluation of your case, contact our legal team online or call 720-689-0322.