Since the inception of our nation's "War on Drugs," criminal laws have been passed across the country and in Colorado which have created severe penalties for people convicted of drug possession, drug distribution, drug sale, or cultivation of illegal drugs. Given the current landscape of mandatory prison offenses, hefty surcharges and asset forfeiture, it is important to have the assistance of a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable in the laws that relate to narcotics offenses (including simple drug possession).
Each drug case is unique. The penalties for a drug conviction depend on the nature of the offense, the type and quantity of the drug involved, the number of prior convictions, among other factors. At Samuelson Law, we counsel and defend people in state and federal court facing drug charges including:
- Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances
- Marijuana possession, distribution, sale, or cultivation
- Cocaine possession, distribution, or sale
- Ecstasy (MDMA) possession, distribution, or sale
- Psilocybin mushrooms (shrooms) possession, distribution, sale (or other hallucinogenics)
- Unauthorized possession of prescription drugs or obtaining prescription drugs by fraud or deceit
- Violations of medical marijuana laws
- Adderol or Ritalin possession, distribution or sale
- LSD possession distribution or sale
In some cases, the outcome of a drug or marijuana case turns on search and seizure principles and whether the police violated a person's constitutional rights. Mr. Samuelson has litigated a countless number of such cases, and won numerous suppression motions which resulted in full case dismissals. He has also won many drug and narcotics cases at trial.
While some clients charged with drug or narcotics offense are best served by litigation, other clients stand to benefit most through plea negotiation. Mr. Samuelson has extensive experience negotiating treatment-focused plea agreements designed to help a person get clean and lead a drug-free life. Implementing this approach has enabled many former clients to not only avoid prison, but even permanent felony convictions by taking advantage of drug treatment programs.
At Samuelson Law, we are well-versed in Colorado's medical marijuana law and understand how it provides for the lawful possession and distribution of marijuana for patients and caregivers. Attorney Derek Samuelson also has substantial experience representing people who suffer from chronic pain and consequently have become addicted to prescription drugs.
Drug possession charges are very serious. Do not stand at the bar of justice alone. Count on the trial-tested experience of Samuelson Law. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.