Denver Meth Possession & Manufacturing Attorney
Colorado Methamphetamine Laws
Colorado revised statute (C.R.S.) 18-18-405 classifies meth as a schedule
II controlled substance which means possession or manufacturing is a class
2 drug felony punishable by up to 8 years in jail, 2 additional years
of parole, and fines up to $750k.
Should there be “aggravating” circumstances such as children
present, within 1,000 feet of a school, the presence of a weapon, etc.
the jail time could increase to as many as 16 years in jail.
Methamphetamine is a classification of drugs versus a single drug. Commonly
called “meth” there is specific process for blending this
drug which often involves use of legal, over-the-counter drugs in combination
with prescription drugs. Colorado statistics on methamphetamine abuse
is frightening; in fact, 19.1 percent of all drug treatment admissions
are for meth.
Because of the severity of these charges, we urge you to
contact a Denver drug crime lawyer if you’re facing charges for manufacturing
Federal Methamphetamine Charges
Federal charges are also possible if you are arrested in the Denver area
for possession or manufacturing methamphetamines. Under federal laws,
manufacturing methamphetamine could result in as many as 10 years in federal
prison and if there are aggravating conditions, or if this is a second
or repeat the charge, the penalty may be doubled or tripled.
Keep in mind, federal time is often based on minimum sentences that cannot
be changed. The presence of the materials necessary to produce methamphetamine
will be used as evidence against you in both state and federal courts.
First Line of Defense: Fourth Amendment
One of the obvious defense methods your Denver criminal defense attorney
will use is to ensure your rights offered under the Fourth Amendment were
not violated. In their haste to arrest someone they believe may be manufacturing
drugs, law enforcement officers often make bad decisions and violate the
rights of the person they are arresting.
Kevin Cahill will review all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest
and if possible, have the evidence against you thrown out of court. If
this happens, it is often impossible for the prosecution to move forward
since they have no case.
Long-Term Consequences of a Methamphetamine Conviction
When someone is arrested and facing methamphetamine possession or manufacturing
charges, they often believe if they have done nothing wrong they do not
have anything to worry about. However, keep in mind, even if you were
arrested with the makings of meth on your person, you could still be convicted
of the crime of manufacturing.
The long-term consequences of a felony conviction include:
- Felony criminal record – in many cases, felony convictions cannot
be expunged or sealed. That means you will have a criminal record for
the rest of your life.
- Career problems – jobs that require you to get academic training
or may require association with a specific group may find they are unable
to get that training because they are unable to get a student loan or
the courses may be offered by groups that are unwilling to accept convicted felons.
- Choice of employment – there are certain jobs that may be off limits
to you if you are convicted including security officers, banking jobs,
police or other public service jobs and some child-care jobs. Keep in
mind, if you are convicted while you are employed, it is highly likely
your current employer will end your employment.
- Licensing issues – in addition to problems obtaining a firearms permit,
you may also be unable to obtain a professional license for teaching,
driving a taxi or other professions that may require professional licensing.
- Travel problems – if you wish to travel overseas, you will need a
visa to visit many countries. Oftentimes, those who have a felony conviction
on their record will be denied a visa which will limit your opportunities
As you can see, the long-term consequences can cost you not only your freedom
but hamper your future earning capacity. Meth charges are no joking matter
– call a Denver drug possession lawyer right away if you are charged.
Even more serious is an allegation of making drugs – our methamphetamine
manufacturing defense lawyers know how to fight bogus charges and fight
aggressively to defend your freedom.
Is it Time to Hire a Methamphetamine Defense Attorney?
Drug charges are very serious and you may be facing long jail sentences,
seizure of assets and steep fines and penalties if you are convicted.
Because manufacturing and possession of methamphetamines are always prosecuted
as felonies, you will be facing a life-long criminal record, difficulties
obtaining employment and may even have to deal with problems finding a
home or obtaining a student loan.
The long-term consequences of a conviction are devastating; a meth possession
attorney can intervene on your behalf and attempt to get the charges reduced,
work towards enrolling you in an intervention program or have the charges
dismissed outright. Your freedom is at risk and your future is also at
risk; an attorney who works on drug criminal cases is important to preserving
your freedom and your future.
Contact Kevin Cahill, Meth Possession & Manufacturing Lawyer in Denver
When you need an attorney who understands Colorado
drug crime laws,
Kevin Cahill should be your first choice for help. He understands the pressure that
Colorado courts are under to hand down stiff sentences and he will fight
aggressively to preserve your freedom and to ensure your rights were not
violated during your arrest or at any time after your arrest.
If you are facing Colorado methamphetamine possession or manufacturing
charges, you will find aggressive, competent
criminal defense by
contacting the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at (720) 548-2990. Remember, your initial consultation is free and you
are under no obligation.