Facing any criminal charges is a serious matter. When it is drug charges, and there are previous arrests on record, the consequences can be severe if not handled by experienced legal counsel. A 37-year-old Colorado man who was recently arrested may have to face habitual criminal charges.
Although recreational and medical marijuana use in Colorado has been legalized for several years, there are rules and regulations with which users and dealers must comply -- even if they are licensed. Authorities and law enforcement keep a close watch on retailers and cultivators. Any indications of irregularities may lead to drug charges and license suspensions.
When Colorado residents are accused of distributing drugs, they may not immediately comprehend the gravity of the situation. Convictions on drug charges can have severe repercussions. However, many charges follow mere suspicions, and any person who faces drug charges will be innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until his or her guilt is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Such may be the situation for a woman who was recently arrested in Sheridan County, and she now faces five drug-related charges.
Five Colorado men are accused of being involved in drug activities in Pueblo. Law enforcement recently reported that the five individuals are facing multiple charges, including drug charges, after the authorities claim to have busted a drug ring. Authorities say the investigation that targeted several more gangs was launched last December.
On a recent Monday evening, Colorado law enforcement in Montrose County allegedly spotted a driver failing to maintain his lane on U.S. 550 and weaving over the yellow line. Police say the driver, a 45-year-old man with a history of drug charges, was subjected to a field sobriety test during which time his demeanor allegedly seemed consistent with that of a person impaired by marijuana. When asked, the suspect apparently denied the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
When a person is suspected of criminal conduct in Colorado, being prepared for the possibility of an arrest and facing charges may help. If the individual has never been arrested before, it might help to learn what to expect. If drug charges may be involved -- or any other criminal charges for that matter -- what is said at that time could be detrimental.
Following a number of burglaries in one common area in Denver on one day, police say they have arrested four men linked to the alleged crime spree that also included a murder. Criminal charges were filed against the suspects, who purportedly committed several home invasions and one murder in mid-May. A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department says the arrest of the fourth suspect answered many questions.
After a 12-month investigation by the Denver Strike Force, law enforcement recently raided a Colorado grocery store in Aurora. Several people were taken into custody, and they are now facing drug charges. Authorities say those arrested were allegedly part of a massive smuggling scheme in which methamphetamine and cocaine are brought into Colorado from another country.
Some people in Colorado may be having difficulty getting into the holiday spirit. There are many reasons why not everyone enjoys the holidays. For some, it might be that this time of year reminds them of a past sorrow; others might be going through divorce or facing a serious family issue. Still others, however, might be dealing with problems of a different sort, such as drug charges or other criminal allegations.
Criminal charges involving illegal substances usually have severe consequences for convictions. Some of the most common charges related to drug crimes are for the possession of an illegal substance and the possession of drug paraphernalia. In many instances, these drug charges are filed together, putting Colorado defendants in difficult positions.