The so-called “war on drugs” has been underway now for decades, and continues in one form or another. The recent legislative changes towards marijuana legalization in Colorado and some other states is a indication that society is somewhat changing, but there are strong institutional interests that want to keep the drug regulatory schemes in place.
In this climate, it is critical to have an attorney who is aware how to handle a drug case or drug conspiracy case. Drug cases and drug crimes also present major issues of criminal and civil forfeiture. Forfeiture is the legal process whereby someone convicted of a drug crime can be made to turn over assets (money or property) to the government.