LSD, also known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug that is highly illegal everywhere in the United States. Being arrested for possessing, using, or selling LSD can lead to serious felony charges that can result in incarceration, heavy fines, and damage to your career, your finances, and your relationships. The penalties for drug crimes involving LSD can be life-altering. It is crucial that you have competent and experienced legal representation as your case moves through the criminal justice system. The skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at our law firm know how frightening and overwhelming it can be to face a charge that can carry such heavy consequences. Call our Colorado Springs office today at 719-496-2177 to let one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys help you to build the strongest defense possible.
How is LSD Classified?
All drugs are classified on what is called a “schedule” in Colorado. The drug schedule goes from Schedule 1 drugs, which are considered the most harmful and have no accepted medical use, to Schedule 5 drugs which have the lowest potential for harm and have many accepted medical uses. Schedule 1 drugs carry the harshest penalties, and Schedule 5 drugs carry the lightest penalties. LSD is a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, LSD carries some of the highest penalties for possession, use, or distribution.
What are the Possible Penalties for LSD Conviction in Colorado?
Colorado drug laws recently changed to make possession of small amounts of even Schedule 1 drug misdemeanors, rather than felonies. Therefore, a first-time offender in possession of fewer than 4 grams of LSD will likely face as little as 2 years of probation or 180 days in jail or as much as 18 months in county jail, and fines ranging from zero to $1000. For repeat offenders, the penalties increase. If you are in possession of more than 4 grams of LSD or are accused of distribution of LSD, you will be charged with a felony and face possible penalties of 2-32 years in prison and $2000-$1million in fines, depending on the specific details of your case.
Can I Avoid Jail Time if I am Convicted?
For misdemeanors and low-level drug felonies without aggravating factors, it may be possible for you to enter a diversion program instead of going to jail. A drug diversion program will defer your court action until you complete a court-approved treatment program, and once you successfully complete it, misdemeanors may be dropped, and for low-level felonies, you may be eligible for probation while you complete a court-approved drug treatment and education program. Reach out to our law firm today by calling 719-496-2177 for a free consultation to learn more about your options. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are standing by.