Under Colorado law, drug possession becomes drug trafficking based largely on the volume of drugs the police claim was in your possession. The law treats different drugs quite differently, and if you are ever arrested on drug charges, you need to know how the state treats say, heroin and Xanax differently.
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about the Bill of Rights and what it stands for -- at least, we don’t until one of those rights is imperiled.
Sports car enthusiasts in the Denver area may be aware of the thriving street racing culture here. Law enforcement across the state is working to arrest people for allegedly participating in illegal street races, so it’s something for fans to be aware of.
Though abusing prescription painkillers is against the law in Colorado, opioid addiction remains a major health crisis here. Indeed, it’s a nationwide problem, as millions of Americans struggle with addiction to these powerful drugs.
If you have ever gotten into your car and wondered if you were legally over the legal limit, a company that manufactures breath test devices might have a solution.
A ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals could dramatically restrict the police’s use of drug-sniffing dogs to justify searching your car.
It probably doesn’t surprise you that the police have the power to seize your property, as long as they have legal permission to do so and the property is related to a criminal investigation. What you might not know -- unless it’s happened to you -- is that law enforcement agencies often keep what they take, including suspects’ bank accounts, cars and other valuables. Even when the suspect is never convicted of a crime.
Even if you are never convicted of a crime, being arrested or charged can remain on your record. This can limit your ability to get a job or find housing, and can trail you for years.
A stunning revelation has cast serious doubt on thousands of DUI convictions in Colorado. A former lab technician with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviroment says someone forged his signature on more than 100 DUI breath test records in 2013.