18-18-405 C.R.S. Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or sale. This statute is centered around amount of controlled substance, type, and penalty. The statute has sentence enhancements for utilizing firearms, distributing at a school or public housing, or being withing 1000 feet of a school or public housing development.
A criminal defendant ma y face distribution charges based upon the weight of substance seized by law enforcement. For example, possessing 14 grams of meth is a class 2 drug felony with a penalty of 4 to 8 years.
18-18-407 C.R.S. is the statute: Special offender. Unlawful distribution with a firearm is very serious and elevates any unlawful distribution to a level 1 drug felony. For such crime a defendant will serve at least 12 years in prison. It is imperative in these cases for the defendant not to get stuck with the gun change (and the mandatory prison).
As a criminal lawyer this office has handled numerous unlawful distribution cases. Hiring an attorney immediately is crucial. There are filing deadlines for motions and hearings, some of which are waived forever if not properly requested. Call today and sleep better tonight.
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