Marijuana Crimes: What Crosses The Line?
Although Colorado has legalized marijuana in many regards, there are still marijuana crimes. Some of these crimes are felony offenses punishable by a year or more in prison and fines up to $100,000. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you are facing “just a marijuana charge.” You need highly experienced legal counsel to protect your interests, the sooner the better.
The criminal defense lawyers of Flesch & Beck Law have years of experience defending citizens in Metro Denver and statewide against drug charges, including marijuana offenses. We are current with the new marijuana laws and how they are being enforced and punished. Our knowledgeable and aggressive representation may keep you out of jail and keep your record clean.
Colorado Marijuana Law And Marijuana Drug Crimes
As of Jan. 1, 2014, Amendment 64 decriminalized the recreational possession of marijuana in Colorado. Residents age 21 and older can purchase and possess up to an ounce. Medical marijuana users can possess up to two ounces. However, it is still illegal to smoke marijuana in most public places and illegal to possess marijuana on federal lands. The new laws have spawned a marijuana industry, but growing and selling cannabis is tightly regulated.
Flesch & Beck Law represents people who have run afoul of the new Colorado statutes or the existing (and often conflicting) federal marijuana laws. Our defense attorneys can intervene if you are charged with:
- Public use of marijuana
- Marijuana DUI (driving under the influence of cannabis)
- Felony possession of marijuana (more than an ounce)
- Medical marijuana violations (more than two ounces)
- Growing more than six plants (personal use)
- Growing more than 15 plants (licensed grower)
- Selling marijuana or marijuana-laced products without a license
- Transporting marijuana across state lines
- Drug trafficking
Don’t Let Your Future Go Up In Smoke
A drug conviction of any kind can result in jail or prison time and other criminal penalties. The collateral consequences can be very harsh, too. A “marijuana conviction” may not sound so terrible, but it could literally cost you jobs or career opportunities, a scholarship or college eligibility, a loan or apartment, plus the right to vote and possess firearms.
We know what to do to avoid these extreme consequences. If you have no prior offenses, you may qualify for a deferred sentence or diversion program. If the prosecutor can’t or won’t negotiate, we will challenge the arrest from every possible angle to prevent a conviction or limit the sentence. We regularly try cases, and we have a good track record in court.