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Drug Offense Lawyers

Drugs seized after a drug possession charge.
Being arrested for a drug charge can be scary. Depending on the type or amount of drug you possess or distribute, it can be a serious and life-changing experience. If convicted, individuals can be sent to jail and encounter job loss, potential deportation, and loss of property. Our drug possession and drug offense lawyers are committed to fighting for your case and will work hard to give you the best possible outcome.

Drug Possession and Distribution Laws in Colorado

In Colorado, the law states that any equipment used to conceal, prepare, manufacture, inhale, or inject illegal drugs is prohibited.

The seriousness of conviction depends on two primary factors. The type of drug you possessed or distributed and the amount of that particular drug. Here are the four classifications for the types of drugs that lead to a potential drug charge.

Classifications of Drugs:

  • Schedule l
    • Heroin, LSD, Marijuana
  • Schedule ll
    • Percocet, Opium, Cocaine
  • Schedule lll
    • Ketamine, Vicodin, Anabolic Steroids
  • Schedule lV
    • Xanax, Valium
  • Schedule V
    • Cough Suppressant with Codeine


  • Considered a misdemeanor
  • Unlawful drug possession of Schedule lll, lV, or V drugs, or up to 4 grams of Schedule l or ll drugs
  • Marijuana possession of more than 6 ounces or more than 3 ounces of concentrate
  • Drug crime punishable by 6 to 18 months in jail
  • Fines ranging from $500 to $5,000
  • Considered a felony
  • Abusing toxic vapors
  • Unlawful use of a controlled substance
  • Drug possession offense of more than 2 ounces of marijuana
  • Conspiracy or attempt to commit a Level 1 or 2 drug crime
  • Drug crimes are punishable by up to 12 months in jail
  • Fines up to $500
  • Considered a felony
  • Selling controlled substances that include no more than 14 grams of Schedule l or ll drugs
  • Distributing an imitation controlled substance to a minor
  • Drug crimes are punishable by up to 2 to 4 years in prison
  • Fines ranging from $2,000 to $500,000
  • Mandatory one-year parole period
  • Considered a felony
  • Selling controlled substances that include no more than 4 grams
  • Possession of a controlled substance that is more than 4 grams of a Schedule l or Schedule ll drug
  • Drug crime punishable by six months to 1 year in prison
  • Fines of $1,000 to $100,000

How Our Drug Offense Lawyers Can Help

Our team of drug possession lawyers at Barringer Law Firm can help you in your drug charge defense. The strategies and tactics we use to fight drug charges will depend on your case’s exact facts and circumstances and the charge you are facing. Contact one of our knowledgeable drug offense lawyers today.