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Drug Charge Lawyer

Drug felony charges have a major impact on your personal life, professional goals, and family stability.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Dadvocates will fight to have your drug charges dropped or reduced.

Learn how our defense attorneys can help after a drug crime arrest in Colorado...

How Controlled Substances Are Classified

Infographic demonstrating riskiness of each schedule of drugs

Schedule  Description Examples
Schedule I Substances for which there is no currently accepted medical use and have a high potential for abuse
  • heroin
  • LSD
  • ecstasy
Schedule II High potential for abuse that could lead to dependence
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • oxycodone (OxyContin)
Schedule III  Substances with moderate-to-low potential for dependence
  • codeine
  • ketamine
  • anabolic steroids
Schedule IV Substances with a low risk for abuse and chemical dependence
  • Ambien
  • Ativan
  • Soma
  • Valium
  • Xanax
Schedule V Substances with a lower risk of abuse and dependence than Schedule IV
  • cough medicines with codeine
  • Lomotil

Controlled substances are classified based on five separate schedules, with schedules I and II being the most serious. The nature of the drug determines the severity of the charges as well as the fines and penalties. Hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, and methamphetamine mean stiffer legal penalties.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys

Whether you're facing misdemeanor possession or drug trafficking charges, the lawyers at the Dadvocates can help. We've provided tough yet compassionate legal counsel to people all over Colorado, helping them contest charges and reduce legal penalties.

Our lead criminal defense attorney will go over all of the circumstances in your case and help you make the best decision given your circumstances. If you're a father charged with a drug crime, we'll work diligently to ensure you can see your children again and advocate for you during any custody or visitation disputes.

To schedule a free consultation with our lawyers, contact the Dadvocates online. You can also reach our lawyers by phone at:

(720) 749-2876

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"She never gave up in my case" Colorado Attorneys Committed to You


Jeannette Johnson


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Kaitlyn and her team worked hard for my family even through the COVID restrictions, slow downs, and other snags that came with taking on our case. I highly recommend trusting the Dadvocates to see anyone through the toughest cases. Her patience and transparency holds value and she never gave up in my case.

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Keith Smith


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Kaitlyn was prompt, courteous, and professional in handling my child custody and parenting legal issues. She answered all of my questions, and when it came time for our hearing, she was tenacious in representing me while still being compassionate with respect to the other party. We accomplished all we set out to and more, and at all times she kept my daughter’s best interest at heart. I would recommend Kaitlyn and the Dadvocates firm to anyone seeking legal representation in family law.

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Fines and Penalties for Felony Drug Charges

Penalties for drug crimes in Colorado vary depending on the nature of the offense and the narcotic in question. This overview of legal fines and prison time will help you understand why you need a defense attorney on your side.
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Level 1 Drug Felony (DF1)

The most serious drug felony in the state of Colorado, conviction can result in up to 32 years in prison and $1 million in fines.
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Level 2 Drug Felony (DF2)

Level 2 drug felonies in the state of Colorado can result in up to 8 years in prison and fines of up to $750,000.
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Level 3 Drug Felony (DF3)

Level 3 drug felonies in the state of Colorado can result in up to 6 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000.

Level 4 Drug Felony (DF4)

A level 4 drug felony in the state of Colorado can result in up to 1 year in prison and fines of up to $100,000.

Eye-Opening Statistics on Drug Arrests

*According to the Vera Institute of Justice 

Someone is arrested in the United States every three seconds. The vast majority of these arrests target non-violent and non-serious offenses. Prosecutors are often overzealous even with non-violent drug offenses. Anyone facing drug charges deserves sound legal representation from a skilled attorney.

"They will fight hard for what is right" Our Lawyers Fight for You


Ron Morales


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Kaitlyn, Samera, and their team are truly amazing. They will fight hard for what is right, and the firm truly is experts in high conflict cases. My case lasted over a year and their team was always very attentive to my questions and concerns. If you want what is best for your child, or have an ex who is trying to take advantage of you, trust that you will be in great hands with the Dadvocates. During trial, they were very well organized and they did all they could to fight for what was fair. They are very professional and courteous. Divorce/custody was the most stressful event in my life. The firm did all they could to take the weight off my shoulders and put my mind at ease. Truly, thank you all for all your efforts in this case!

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Zeke Spellazza


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The Dadvocates is comprised of a passionate and experienced team of individuals whose specialty is father's and men's rights. The Dadvocates uses a collaborative strategic approach by pulling from each team member's unique expert skill set in family law to provide unparalleled representation to their clients. With The Dadvocates, you get an aggressive litigation team that puts their client first and uncompromising devotion to fight for the best outcome possible. They understand the challenges you face in the legal system and have the expertise to help you navigate and overcome them.

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The Dadvocates are the only lawyers exclusively focused on protecting the rights of fathers. Our attorneys have received awards and prestigious recognitions from Super Lawyers, Avvo, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. We assist dads in a variety of legal matters, including:

You can request a consultation with our firm by filling out our online form or calling (720) 749-2876.

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