With the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, drug laws are changing to make things easier on Colorado residents, but there is still a wide variety of substances that are illegal. Indeed, individuals can still get in trouble with marijuana in certain contexts. For example, if the individual is on parole for a previous criminal violation, he or she is not permitted to legally use medical marijuana.

Charges related to the possession, trafficking, distribution or sales of regulated substances are serious and can result in jail time, stiff fines and other consequences for those who suffer conviction. At the Law Office of J.B. Katz, we are committed to helping Colorado residents avoid such consequences and/or limit the severity of such consequences related to drug charges.

For some individuals, the severity of punishments will be more severe. For example, in the event of a felony drug crime conviction in Colorado, immigrant convicts will not be eligible for parole and they will have to serve their complete jail terms. Also, police officers will notify immigration immediately following the individual’s arrest. A hold will then be placed on the person’s bond and he or she will be held in custody until the completion of the drug crimes case. In the case of immigrants, it is important to keep these issues in mind during the criminal defense process.

The Law Office of J.B. Katz handles the defense of charges relating to all manner of controlled substances including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine and prescription drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and Oxycodone. During initial consultations with our office, we always provide a judgment free space for our clients to tell us the story of their arrest. We will then advise them of their legal rights and options and the best defense strategies available in their situations.