Owning a unique car is often a thrill, especially when you get to drive it around. But, sometimes the uniqueness can look suspicious to police. That was the case for one man who was pulled over because of his car's tinted windows. When the officer approached the driver, he was given consent to search the vehicle. During the police officer's search, he found powder cocaine in the man's vehicle. The officer suspected at least 3 ounces of the powder. For this Colorado crime, the driver would face charges of Cocaine Possession.
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What is Cocaine Possession in Denver?
Cocaine is considered a schedule II controlled substance, C.R.S. 18-18-204. This classification results because the drug is sometimes used medicinally, but it's addictive and may lead to psychological or physical dependence. Under the definition of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, C.R.S. 18-18-403.5, it is unlawful for a person to knowingly possess a controlled substance. In Arapahoe and Douglas County, a controlled substance is any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of flunitrazepam, ketamine, or a controlled substance that's considered a schedule I or II controlled substance.
Consequences of Cocaine and Schedule II Possession in Colorado
In Jefferson and Adams County, someone could face a level 4 drug felony if found with more than four grams of cocaine in his or her possession. This may lead to a sentence of six months to a year in the Colorado Department of Corrections. If suspected to be manufacturing or distributing cocaine, someone could face between 8 and 32 years in prison for a level one drug felony, and between 4 and 8 years in prison for a level 2 drug felony. The amount of cocaine found in someone's possession determines how they are charged.
Charged with Cocaine Possession in Denver? You Need a Criminal Defense Drug Lawyer
Cocaine and crack cocaine can lead to serious consequences if found in your possession. Like in this news story, police are often looking for reasons to charge you with a crime. As what happened to this man, officers may pull you over for one reason, yet find additional reasons to charge you after talking with you. It is always a bad idea to consent to a search of your vehicle. Never give permission. If confronted by the police, you have the right to remain silent. Don't give the police extra fuel to use against you by speaking with them. Instead, contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office to analyze your situation and defend you. We will listen to your side of the story, and fight aggressively on your behalf if you're facing charges of a serious drug crime.
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Our criminal defense lawyers have more than thirty years of experience when it comes to drug crimes. There is hope in every battle. If you or a family member has been accused of cocaine possession, never speak with police. Instead, give us a call 24/7 at 303-830-0880 to set up a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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