Even though Colorado residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s law enforcement and prosecutors still take marijuana possession, distribution, and trafficking charges very seriously.
Don’t fall into the trap of believing that you can’t be arrested for possessing or selling marijuana. Recreational marijuana is only legalized for personal use, for people 21 years of age and older. In addition, “personal use” is only defined as one ounce of marijuana or less.
This means that if you have a larger amount of marijuana, grow a large amount, or sell any amount of marijuana at all, you could be facing criminal charges. Depending on the amount of marijuana you have, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony. After a certain amount, drug possession charges could be increased to drug trafficking charges, which come with serious penalties.
You could be facing penalties ranging from probation to significant prison time.
If you’ve been charged with possession, distribution, or trafficking of marijuana, call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara today.
We’ll listen to you and help you understand your rights and options. We promise to protect your rights and aggressively fight your charges. We work toward achieving your goals and getting the best possible result for your case.
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