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Federal and State Criminal Defense

Over a million drug arrests are made each year in the United States. Many involve unlawful arrests, searches, seizures and are motivated by racial bias. In Coloradoa, Drug crimes are charged based on the Colorado Revised Statutes. Despite Cannabis Consumption being legal, Colorado’s mandatory sentencing laws can lead to harsh prison sentences.

Red Law has represented clients facing a multitude of cannabis, drug and narcotics charges. Red Law has years of experience fighting everything from large-scale drug trafficking to simple possession of a controlled substance. I am invested in providing my clients with the best defense possible, obtaining a lesser included charge and reducing fines, fees and jail time.

Cannabis/Marijuana Crimes

It is lawful for anyone 21+ to possess an ounce of cannabis, 6 plants and 28 grams of concentrate.

Any person in unlawful possession of cannabis over these amounts can be charged with a variety of violations of Colorado Law, including 

Under Amendment 64, it is still a crime to do any of the following:

  • Operate a cannabis business without a license
  • Possess more cannabis than the legal limits above
  • Grow more cannabis than the legal limits above
  • Consume cannabis in public (similar to alcohol)
  • Consume cannabis while driving
  • Drive with an open container of cannabis
  • Drive while impaired
  • Give cannabis to minors (under 21)
  • Possess cannabis as a minor for recreational use (under 21)


Drug Crimes

Possession of any amount of illegal narcotics is a crime. 

Possession of a controlled substance can include such qualifying drugs as: cocaine, crack, ecstasy, GHB, ketamine and even Vicodin and Codeine without a lawful prescription. Fortunately, most Coloradans have a defense or may be eligible for diversion or drug classes. Contact Red Law to see if you are eligible.

Legal Defenses

Under Colorado law, you are entitled to a defense in court. Depending on the charges, this defense can include lawful possession, a medical defense, mistakes of fact, or mistake of law. Sometimes, a defense is not about the crime but law enforcement procedure. A procedural defense can include lack of probable cause, search and seizure issues or insufficient evidence.

Often, officers cut corners in their initial investigation to get to what they are looking for. Red Law takes an in-depth look at all the places that narcotics officers could and would violate rights. Our experts will identify where officers erred in their procedures and often get the evidence suppressed and the case dismissed. Red Law attacks Criminal Cases with an innovative perspective, and works with clients to develop a successful defense.