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Controlled Substances

Controlled Substance Lawyers in Colorado

Possession, use, distribution, manufacture, and sale of controlled substances are serious offenses that have serious consequences. If you are facing a charge involving controlled substances, our Colorado controlled substance defense lawyers at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can fight to protect your rights.

Common controlled substances include:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • LSD

Call (720) 809-8310 to request an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

It is against the law for a person to knowingly possess a controlled substance. Unlawful possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance is a level 4 drug felony. Conviction of a level 4 drug felony carries a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both, with 1 year of mandatory parole.

Unlawful possession of a schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance is a level 1 drug misdemeanor. Conviction of a level 1 drug misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 18 months imprisonment, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Use of a Controlled Substance

It is also against the law for a person to use a controlled substance, unless it is directed by a medical professional. Unlawful use of a controlled substance is a level 2 drug misdemeanor. Conviction of a level 2 drug misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 12 months imprisonment, a $700 fine, or both.

Distributing, Manufacturing, Dispensing, or Selling a Controlled Substance

With regard to controlled substances, the most severe penalties come from distributing, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling a controlled substance. Specifically, it is against the law to knowingly manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute a controlled substance. It is also unlawful to possess a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, dispense, sell or distribute or possess any equipment, chemicals, or supplies with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Distributing, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling large amounts of schedule I and II controlled substances is a class 1 drug felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 32 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both, with 3 years of mandatory parole. Depending on the specific amount, offenses involving smaller quantities of schedule I and II controlled substances are generally class 2 or 3 drug felonies. Distributing, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling a schedule III or IV controlled substance ranges from a level 3 drug felony to a level 1 drug misdemeanor. Offenses involving a schedule V controlled substance are generally level 1 drug misdemeanors.

If you are facing a charge involving controlled substances, call JBP today.

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. Can Defend You

Our criminal defense attorneys have handled many cases involving controlled substances and can ensure your rights are protected and help minimize the effect of a charge involving controlled substances.

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