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Have You Been Arrested or Charged With a Drug-Related Crime in Highlands Ranch, CO?

Have you been arrested or charged with a drug-related crime in Highlands Ranch, Denver, or the surrounding area?

Do not speak to the police or investigators before speaking to an attorney!

No matter the situation, we can help. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in Colorado and can help you too. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor drug possession charge or have been arrested for a felony (such as intent to distribute), the experienced drug crimes lawyers at Right Law Group will fight tooth and nail to give you the best possible defense. Contact us now.


Drug laws in Colorado have evolved significantly in recent years. Before these changes, anyone convicted of drug crimes was typically penalized to the fullest extent in court. This means hefty fines, lengthy prison sentences, and charges on your criminal record. Although these crimes are still treated VERY seriously, amendments were made to these laws to give those accused of simple drug charges an opportunity to recover. Ideally, those charged will have a chance to pursue treatment options and rehabilitation outside of prison.

In a state where laws constantly change, it is increasingly important to have experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side. Matt Chaput will give you a 100% honest assessment of your criminal charges and help you proceed in the best way possible.

If you or a loved one has been charged with distributing, possessing, or manufacturing a controlled substance, you need to call a criminal defense law office FAST. With extensive experience in handling criminal defense cases, DUI charges, and municipal crimes in the local area, Right Law Group will provide the effective representation your case needs. Get in touch with a skilled Denver criminal defense lawyer today — Schedule a FREE consultation today.


The answer to that question often depends on the details of your particular charges and if you have any previous drug charges. Some factors that will impact how much a drug defense attorney will charge include whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony and how severe the particular charges and potential penalties are. \Of course, each case is unique, and you may or may not have factors involved in your case that would allow it to be dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. The only way to know for sure is to contact us today for a free, 100% honest assessment of your situation. We offer payment plans to make our services easier to access. Contact us today to learn more.

Steps to Take if You Have Been Charged With a Drug-Related Crime

If you’ve just been arrested or charged with a drug-related crime, you’re probably going through some intense emotions. You may be concerned about your future, freedom, and family now that your normal way of life has been interrupted. Whether you are innocent or guilty of the crime, proceed with caution. How your case is handled can impact your life for many years.

Follow these steps if you’ve been charged with a drug-related crime:

  • Remain calm. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being arrested or dealing with an altercation with law enforcement, remain calm. Often “good behavior” is recognized and noted during an arrest, whereas “bad behavior” can negatively impact your case or create more problems at the scene. Anything you say or do can be used against you in court.
  • Do NOT disclose information. When the police question you about the crime, you DO NOT have to answer their questions. The Fifth Amendment protects your right to remain silent. At this point, you may ask to speak with an attorney or provide law enforcement with your attorney’s contact information.

Contact an experienced Highlands Ranch criminal defense lawyer. Contact your attorney as soon as possible. Under the protection of attorney-client privilege, you may now disclose to full details of your case in confidence. A drug defense attorney will immediately work on building your defense, ensuring your constitutional rights are protected, and keeping you out of jail. Matt Chaput will fight aggressively to achieve the best possible case outcome for you. Get started with a free consultation.


If you have been charged with a drug-related crime and have limited knowledge of Colorado criminal law, it’s always wise to speak to an experienced drug defense attorney about your options. You should consult with an attorney before making a plea or even talking to prosecutors. Speaking with a Denver criminal defense attorney as soon as possible always helps to increase the chances of a favorable outcome for your case. When you work with criminal defense lawyers, it becomes their duty to advocate on your behalf and fight for your rights in court to give you the best possible outcome for your particular situation. If you have doubts about whether your rights were violated during or after your arrest, or if you need someone to look at your particular drug arrest and give you straightforward, no-pressure, honest advice on what you should expect from your charges, reach out to us right away.

Call our criminal defense law firm today to talk with one of our drug crime lawyers.

Here Are Some Facts You Should Know About Colorado Drug Laws:

  • In March 2020, a new law went into effect in Colorado that effectively reduced most drug possession charges to a misdemeanor.
  • For most Schedule I and II drugs (with a few exceptions, such as ketamine), possession of up to 4 grams would be a misdemeanor.
  • Possession of any amount of GHB and other ‘date rape’ drugs is still a felony.
  • Marijuana is not included in these amount limits since it has its own set of laws.
  • Intent to distribute and repeat offenders may still be considered a felony.


Right Law Group is a highly experienced Colorado law firm that focuses on drug defense, criminal defense, and DUI. We represent clients in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and Littleton, Colorado. As well as all surrounding cities in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

If you are looking for a Highlands Ranch drug crimes lawyer that offers aggressive defense no matter the case, look no further.

Contact us today for a free consultation. Don’t make the mistake of trying to defend yourself or pleading guilty or no contest just because you want to get this behind you. A conviction for ANY charge can have lasting consequences that you should be aware of before making any decisions.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

  • Arrest or

    Arrest or

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing

    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of

    Advisement of

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /

    Pretrial Conference /

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment


    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing

    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness

    Pretrial Readiness

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial

    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing


    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get off drug charges in Colorado?

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, the first step to a successful defense is to decline to speak to police or investigators until you have spoken to an attorney. A Drug Defense Attorney will be able to review your case and determine the best way to mount a defense in order to have the best chance at a favorable outcome.

What does a defense attorney do?

Defense attorneys fight for the rights of their client who has been accused of a crime. An experienced criminal defense attorney will research the facts and evidence that the prosecution has put together, and they will work to either negotiate a deal or to take the case to trial, depending on the particular situation.

How long do drug charges stay on record?

The length of time a drug charge will remain on your record depends on the specifics of the charge. Some misdemeanor charges will be on your record for two years before they can be sealed, while more serious felony convictions will be on your record for at least 3 years before they can be sealed.

What type of charge is drug possession?

In the state of Colorado, the severity of a drug possession charge depends on a few factors – mainly what the substance is, the amount in possession, and if there have been previous drug charges. For most schedule I and II drugs, possession of under 4 grams is considered a misdemeanor.

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Arapahoe County

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  • Southglenn
  • Castlewood
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Pueblo County

Teller County

Fremont County

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