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Understanding Colorado’s Good Samaritan Overdose Immunity Law

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 25, 2022
As public health agencies and lawmakers throughout the country have struggled in recent years to deal with the epidemic of drug overdoses. In too many cases, people have left an acquaintance or even a friend to die because they didn’t want police showing up and arresting them for drug possession or use. Sometimes, even if […]

Possession Of 1 Gram Of Fentanyl Is Now A Felony In Colorado

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 31, 2022
A controversial new law that will dramatically increase the number of Coloradans arrested on felony drug possession charges has gone into effect. The law targets those who allegedly have as little as one gram of fentanyl or a substance containing fentanyl in their possession. Before this new law, felony-level fentanyl possession started at four grams. […]

Can You Face Criminal Charges For Taking Oxycontin?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 27, 2022
The prescription painkiller OxyContin has become the name most commonly associated with the opioid addiction crisis in this country. Anyone who’s read the book Dopesick or seen the series knows the lengths to which its manufacturers went to get doctors to prescribe it for any kind of pain – and in increasingly larger doses. These […]

2 Behaviors That Could Lead To Drug Trafficking Charges

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 25, 2022
Drug charges in Colorado come in varying degrees of severity. Possession is generally the least serious offense, while manufacturing and trafficking charges are among the most severe. The phrase drug trafficking makes people think of organized crime and complicated schemes, possibly involving gangs and international efforts to move certain drugs. Drug trafficking does seem like […]

What Is Intent To Distribute?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 6, 2022
If you’ve been charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance, the first thing you want to do is understand exactly what these charges mean. There are a lot of intricacies to drug laws and various charges that can be brought. Never assume that these are all essentially synonymous. Things like drug trafficking or intent […]

4 Kinds Of Prescriptions That Lead To Drug Abuse

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 14, 2022
History has demonstrated that people can be addicted to many things: alcohol, tobacco, pornography, video games, plastic surgery and even social media. One of the more well-known addictions is prescription drug abuse. While doctors may only prescribe a limited amount of pills each month, some people may become too reliant on a drug and seek […]

Can A Colorado Law Reduce Your Drug Felony To A Misdemeanor?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | June 13, 2022
Not all defense goals are the same. Sometimes, conviction seems inevitable, so the goal is to mitigate the damage to your life – and that’s where Colorado’s “wobbler law” comes into play. If you’ve been charged with a felony-level drug crime, you may be entitled under C.R.S. Section 18-1.3-103.5 to have your crime “wobbled” down […]

Can You Share Recreational Marijuana?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 29, 2022
Colorado has the distinction of being one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. It is far from the only state at this point, but it will always be one that is closely linked to this movement. This means that recreational marijuana is very easy to get, and many people think of it the […]

Addiction Plays A Major Role In Many Drug Charges

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 16, 2022
Much of the time, when someone is arrested on drug charges, the root cause of the problem is actually an addiction. That individual didn't want to buy the drugs or use them, but the addiction made it so they felt like they had no choice. This is especially a problem with the recent opioid epidemic. […]

A New Bill Could Change The Way Colorado Handles Fentanyl Possession

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 5, 2022 | |
Colorado’s drug laws are constantly changing. With changes in the law come changes in the elements that a prosecutor must prove in order to convict someone of things like drug possession or distribution. The newest bill being debated in Colorado’s legislature has both strong vocal support and opposition, due to the effect it will have […]
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