Racial Discrimination as a Defense for Marijuana Arrests
November 14, 2017

Certainly, there are instances where racial discrimination becomes a good defense for those charged in traffic stops or drug possession cases. It now appears that there is a Connecticut attorney, who is testing the waters to see if he can use a controversial defense that that state’s laws marijuana laws discriminate against African-Americans. The attorney […]

Denver Cops Cite 10 for Marijuana Offenses in Two Club Raids Over 4/20 Weekend
April 21, 2015

As thousands of people in Denver celebrated the 4/20 weekend, Denver law enforcement officials focused on targeting marijuana clubs for their alleged violations of Colorado pot laws. According to the Denver Police Department (DPD), two private pot clubs – POTUS Club and The Grassroots Break Room – were raided by Denver cops this past weekend. […]

Colorado Marijuana DUIs: FAQs (Pt. 2)
March 26, 2015

Resuming Colorado Marijuana DUIs: FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue responding to some common questions people have about these specific types of drunk driving cases. Colorado Marijuana DUIs: More Answers Q – How soon do police have to administer blood tests for Colorado marijuana DUIs? A – At this point, there are not laws in […]

Colorado Requests US Supreme Court Weigh in on DUI Laws
October 12, 2014

In June, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of People v. Schaufele relating to whether police needed a warrant to perform an involuntary blood draw to test for alcohol. The Colorado Supreme Court followed the ruling of the US Supreme Court in the case of Missouri v. McNeely wherein the […]

Amendment 64 – Marijuana Possession in Colorado
June 28, 2014

It has been nearly one month since Colorado implemented the first regulated “seed to sale” market for recreational marijuana in the world.  The amount of media attention placed on Colorado is startling, and with that attention, people create misconceptions.  It is important for people in Colorado to know what conduct is now allowed under state […]

Colorado Bill to Seal Marijuana Convictions Passes Committee
June 18, 2014

A bipartisan bill, SB 14-218, recently passed committee hearings in the Colorado legislature that would allow people who were convicted of activity now legal under Amendment 64 to have their criminal records sealed. This includes all activity under Amendment 64 ranging from possession of less than one ounce to cultivation of less than six plants. […]

Mandatory Sentences for Alcohol Related Offenses in Colorado
April 16, 2014

Mandatory Jail Sentences for a DUI/DWAI in Colorado Under Colorado Revised Statute § 42-4-1301, any person convicted of DUI commits a misdemeanor while any person convicted of DWAI commits a class A traffic infraction. In Colorado, the maximum penalty for any misdemeanor is a fine for $1000 and up to one year in jail. While […]

Marijuana and Open Container Laws
February 20, 2014

Imagine you’re a responsible, law abiding adult who is interested in enjoying Colorado’s new legal marijuana market.  You drive to your nearest pot shop, show your ID to prove you are over 21, and buy a small amount of marijuana including an added 20% state sales tax.  You then get back in your car and […]

Change in Colorado Drug Crime Classifications
October 25, 2013

Colorado changed the way it classifies drug crimes on October 1, 2013. Prior to October 1, Colorado sentencing guidelines did not separate drug crimes from other crimes. For example, possession of more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine and 2nd degree assault were both Class 4 felonies sentenced under the same guidelines. Under the new classifications non-drug […]