Drug Charge Lawyer Joseph Galera Can Help You
In 2013, Colorado drastically revised its drug laws by placing an emphasis on treatment and realistic differentiation between low level users and high level dealers. While the revisions to drug enforcement in Colorado are mostly positive, drug charges are still serious and, in many ways, even more complicated than years ago. Being charged with drug crimes is a serious matter with many consequences that can adversely affect your life beyond possible jail and prison.
Even after Colorado’s revisions, some levels of drug felony charges still include a mandatory sentence to prison with no possibility of probation.
The presumptive penalties for drug convictions are as follows:
|Level||Minimum||Maximum |||Mandatory Parole |||Fine |||DOS|
|DF1||8 Years||32 Years||3 Years||$5,000-$1,000,000||$4,500|
|DF2||4 Years||8 Years||2 Years||$3,000-$750,000||$3,000|
|DF3||2 Years||4 Years||1 Year||$2,000-$500,000||$2,000|
|DF4||6 mos.||1 Year||1 Year||$1,000-$100,000||$1,500|
Penalties for aggravated changes can be significantly higher. Additionally, drug convictions can adversely affect your life apart from the possibility of imprisonment and fines. You can lose your job, your driving privileges, and your ability to own firearms. Drug convictions can also negatively affect parenting time and other family life issues.
Experienced Legal Advice
Contact Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, immediately if you have been arrested or are facing drug charges. These types of charges require experienced and skilled legal advice which includes reviewing police reports to analyze your situation for possible defenses. Oftentimes, convictions can be avoided or charges can be lessened significantly by seeking the advice of experienced attorneys. Some drug convictions can even be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors if you qualify.
You need an attorney who is knowledgeable not only about the law but how to navigate the court system and eliminate or lessen the potential consequences that a drug conviction can have on your life.
Contact Dunsing, Deakins & Galera today to speak with a drug charge lawyer who can help you make the best decisions for you and your family.