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Jul 22

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer Giving A Friend A Prescription IS A Colorado Crime -18-18-405 – But  It Is NOT A Conspiracy – The dangers of giving a friend at work, at home, or on vacation – anywhere – a prescription drug which drug was written as a prescription only to you – are very real. The bad news is a recent Colorado case affirmed that even a gift of your prescription drug … Read The Rest

Sep 15

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crime Criminal Defense Lawyer September 15, 2015 – Colorado Criminal Law – Amendment 64 – What Happens When The Penalty For A Colorado Crime Changes? – A common question that I receive is the following: When there is a change in the criminal law – either the abolishment of a crime or a change in the penalty for that crime is – does the change apply retroactively to my … Read The Rest

Mar 23

Obtaining Controlled Substances By Fraud and Deceit: 18-18-415 By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Prescription Fraud Criminal Defense Lawyer Colorado’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), Prescription Fraud Trap Deepens, Obtaining Controlled Substances By Fraud and Deceit: 18-18-415 – Last year I wrote about a database system that requires Pharmacists and other medical professionals to input their controlled substance prescriptions. FAQ – Colorado Criminal Law – The Defense of Colorado Criminal Prescription Fraud Cases Colorado … Read The Rest

Mar 15

Colorado Drug Prescription Fraud – Can The Doctor Testify Against Me? By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer Colorado Drug Prescription Fraud – Can The Doctor Testify Against Me? – In a recent case in Colorado (People v. Moon 2015) – The Colorado Court of Appeals looked at the right of a patient to prevent a doctor – pursuant to the doctor – patient privilege (confidential communications – from testifying against the … Read The Rest

Nov 23

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer For Teachers and Nurses The Impact Of Drug Crime Convictions On Colorado Teacher License Certification – A recent article in the Denver Post addressed the reasons why Colorado teachers had lost their right to practice their profession. (The cases were reviewed by FOX31 Denver….33 teachers lost their licenses in the past ten years associated with drugs; teachers caught “possessing mushrooms,” “selling heroin,” stealing “prescriptions from … Read The Rest

Jun 19

by H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer (defending drug crime probation violations) Email the author at hmsteinberg@hotmail.com In a recent article by Sadie Gurman of the Denver Post – syndicated in the Star Tribune by the AP.. a clear example of what can happen to a person on drug crimes probation who repeatedly uses drugs (in this case Meth) and has hot results in mandatory drug testing analysis. In Arapahoe County … Read The Rest

Feb 19

by H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Email The Author The Issue Of Competency To Stand Trial In Colorado is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the Colorado’s laws, rules and regulations governing the procedures followed by the courts when a defendant is believed to be incompetent to stand trial or to assist in their defense. The Legal Standard of Incompetence and Statutory Provisions Governing a Referral for a Competency Evaluation In … Read The Rest

Dec 24

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer Understanding The Basics Of Colorado’s 2014 Marijuana Laws Understanding The Basics Of Colorado’s 2014 Marijuana Laws – How Far Can I Go?  Many questions still remain with the January 1, 2014 deadline looming – as of the date of this article – for the legal purchase of marijuana. As a Colorado criminal defense lawyer – needed to understand the new rules so I did some … Read The Rest

Jul 22

Colorado Searches of Cell Phones At The Time Of An Arrest – Can They Do That? By Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer – H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Searches of Cell Phones At The Time Of An Arrest – Can They Do That? – A case – People v. Taylor – decided in 2012 by the Colorado Court Of Appeal – has set a new standard of law in Colorado which permits the search of … Read The Rest

Jun 14

Revocation Of Colorado Drug Crime Deferred Judgments Changed In Major Way By Colorado Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer For The Defense Of Attempted Revocation of Deferred Judgment and Sentences – H. Michael Steinberg Revocation Of Colorado Deferred Judgments Changed In Major Way – these cases will be forever changed by a new law enacted by the Colorado State Legislature in 2013. <a href=”http://www.leg.state try here.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/4D90F2F2BE4F1D1587257A8E0073C8A4?Open&file=250_enr.pdf” rel=”nofollow”>SB 13-250 known as an Omnibus Bill – makes MANY changes to Colorado … Read The Rest

Apr 23

The New Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program by Colorado Criminal Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer – H. Michael Steinberg The New Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – is going to make it more difficult to both defend and to commit prescription fraud in the state of Colorado.  This article explains the use of this new technology and examines it’s impact on the investigation and prosecution of so called “script fraud” case. The New Colorado Prescription Drug … Read The Rest

Mar 02

Colorado Knock and Talk Laws By Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney – H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Knock and Talk Laws – A “Knock and Talk” is a police investigative tool happens at the home of a suspect or an individual. They are legal in most instances if they follow Colorado law  and understanding when they “work” is the subject of this article. Colorado courts have recognized the knock and talk technique as a “consensual encounter” that … Read The Rest

Dec 16

Drug Lab Fraud – A persuasive reason to retest drugs held in evidence – by H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Defense Attorney – Lawyer. In Massachusetts – a state I am very familiar with – (I was raised in Boston) – a police chemist is caught falsifying lab test results. What this means is that thousands of criminal cases will now be challenged.  How many plea agreements were based on the falsified results and tainted … Read The Rest

Jun 24

In June of 2012  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill outlawing the use of cathinones, commonly referred to as “bath salts.” What have been called the most dangerous and addictive drugs to hit Colorado in many years, the Colorado State Legislature passed the new law very quickly.  One must ask why? The new law, passed and enacted on the signature of the Governor creates a criminal penalty for the possession of cathinones, the dangerous … Read The Rest

Jun 09

A new Colorado law Allows pregnant women to enter treatment for substance abuse without being prosecuted for using illegal drugs when their addiction is detected as part of a medical exam. The law was sponsored by Rep. Ken Summers, R-Lakewood, and Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver Here is Rep. Summers reasoning: “This is about helping pregnant women and their unborn children who are seeking help, rather than punishing them.  This bipartisan bill is good for the … Read The Rest

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