In many situations, when illegal drug activity is suspected, numerous individuals can be accused of being involved. As a result, an individual could be charged with drug possession, though they potentially may not have been directly involved. In such a case, an individual may wish to take advantage of an opportunity to present evidence to prove their innocence.
When a person is facing drug charges, their situation can vary greatly on the circumstances involved. Penalties can range depending on what type of drug was allegedly involved, the amount and the intention of its use. If an individual could be facing drug possession charges, he or she may wish to gather information related to their particular situation in order to determine what type of legal situation they may be facing.
In the past we've written about Colorado's efforts to set a clear standard for determining impairment in cases of driving while impaired by marijuana. In November Colorado passed Amendment 64, which made it legal for adults over the age of 21 to buy, possess and use limited quantities of marijuana. Some believe that legalizing the recreational use of the drug would lead to more cases of stoned driving.
In November Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which made it legal for adults over 21 to possess and use small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. In response to the new law, Colorado is considering new DUI standards for THC and prosecutors are dropping many drug offense charges. However, Colorado is not the only state affected by its new law.
A pair of University of Colorado students are facing charges after a prank backfired, causing several people to become ill. When invited to bring food in to class, the two responded by bringing brownies - but they didn't tell their professor or classmates that they contained marijuana.
A judge recently handed down sentencing in an impaired driving case surrounding an accident that killed a pedestrian in a Keystone crosswalk. The defendant pleaded guilty after he hit the pedestrian in March and was found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.