UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, DISPENSING, OR SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, DISPENSING, OR SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE? LET US HELP YOU TODAY!

In Colorado, being charged with unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling of a controlled substance, can come with hefty fines and a record that can follow you for the rest of your life.

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UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, DISPENSING, OR SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DEFENSE

What is the Statute?

Under C.R.S 18-18-495, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to manufacture,
dispense, sell, or distribute, or to possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or induce, attempt to induce, or conspire with one or more other persons, to manufacture, dispense, sell, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or possess one or more chemicals or supplies or equipment with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

What is the Punishment?

According to C.R.S. 18-18-495, there are different charges that carry more weight than
others. The statute states:

  • (a) Commits a level 1 drug felony and is subject to the mandatory sentencing provisions in section 18-1.3-401.5 (7) if:
    (I) The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs:
    (A) More than two hundred twenty-five grams and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance; or
    (B) More than one hundred twelve grams and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones; or
    (C) More than fifty milligrams and contains flunitrazepam; or
  • (b) Commits a level 2 drug felony if:
    (I) The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs:
    (A) More than fourteen grams, but not more than two hundred twenty-five grams, and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance;
    (B) More than seven grams, but not more than one hundred twelve grams, and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones; or
    (C) More than ten milligrams, but not more than fifty milligrams, and contains
    flunitrazepam; or
  • (c) Commits a level 3 drug felony if the violation involves any material, compound,
    mixture, or preparation that weighs:
    (I) Not more than fourteen grams and contains a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance;
    (II) Not more than seven grams and contains methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones;
    (III) Not more than ten milligrams and contains flunitrazepam; or
    (IV) More than four grams and contains a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance;
  • (d) Commits a level 4 drug felony if:
    (I) The violation involves any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighsnot more than four grams and contains a schedule III or schedule IV controlled substance; or
    (II) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (c) of this subsection (2), the violation involves distribution or transfer of the controlled substance for the purpose of consuming all of the controlled substance with another person or persons at a time substantially contemporaneous with the transfer; except that this subparagraph (II) applies only if the distribution or transfer involves not more than four grams of a schedule I or II controlled substance or not more than two grams of methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, or cathinones;

Each of these levels come with a different penalty which are outlined in C.R.S 18-
1.3.401.5. A level 1 drug felony is punishable by eight to thirty-two years imprisonment with three years of parole; a level 2 drug felony is punishable by not less than four years and not more than eight years imprisonment with two years of parole; a level 3 drug felony is punishable by not less than two years and not more than four years imprisonment with one year of parole; and a level 4 drug felony is punishable by not less than six months and not more than one year imprisonment with one year of parole.

How Can You Fight It?

If you have been cited unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling of a
controlled in Colorado, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is
negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount or jail time, making sure the charge does not go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By looking at potential evidence such as security cameras, and eye witness testimony Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these types of charges, winning these types of cases, and getting you back to everyday life. If you or anyone you know has been cited with unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling of a controlled in the state of Colorado, call Weber Law today for a consultation.

  • C.R.S. 18-18-405, Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or sale
  • C.R.S. 18-1.3.503, Drug Felonies Classified

Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a unlawful distribution charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.

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Our Unlawful Distribution Lawyers Are Here to Help

If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.

To learn more about how we can help, contact Weber Law Firm online or call us at (801) 845-0349 today.

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