Unsurprisingly, Colorado drug laws are taken very seriously. Many drug offenses carry mandatory jail sentences that will vary according to the alleged quantity involved. Colorado also has enhanced penalties for drug crimes involving the distribution of controlled substances to, or by, minors.
Even first-time distribution offenders can spend time behind bars and many judges won’t consider probation even if you have a clean criminal record!
Though it is your first time charged with a crime of this nature if the judge believes that you are distributing drugs either by the manner in which they are kept, your actions when you were arrested or the amounts they say you had, you can be imprisoned. What you do after you are arrested can go a long way in preventing this from happening.
Any drug conviction can have long term consequences
Apart from the immediate consequences, a drug-related conviction can dramatically impact the rest of your life. Future education and employment opportunities can be jeopardized, and any repeat offenses will obviously carry increasingly severe penalties.