‘Drug dealer’ learns why you don’t call cops when someone steals your cocaine

Apparently, one should not call the police if her/his illegal drugs are stolen. A self-described Florida drug dealer, found this out the hard way the other day when he called 911 to report a robbery. When the police officers showed up he told the responding deputy that someone broke into his car and took some money and about a quarter ounce of cocaine. The deputy then looked around the car and found some crack-cocaine and a crack pipe, and the reporting party was arrested on the spot. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and resisting arrest without violence, which is inevitably going to cost him far more than just the quarter ounce of cocaine. We specialize in Colorado Drug Defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

 

NY Post, Associated Press, 7/19/2017

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/07/19/drug-dealer-learns-why-you-dont-call-cops-when-someone-steals-your-cocaine/

Aaron Carter bragged about not getting a DUI before arrest

It is rarely beneficial to be overconfident when it comes to the law and our justice system. Aaron Carter, The less-successful brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, was recorded on camera bragging that he will never get a DUI just five days before the Georgia police pulled him over and arrested him on DUI and marijuana charges. His girlfriend, Madison Parker, was in the car with him at the time and was charged with possession of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers. Maybe the has-been pop star should have knocked on wood after he made such a bold claim. Or at least gotten somebody else to drive. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic, and criminal defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768.

Page Six, Linda Massarella, 7/16/2017

Link: https://pagesix.com/2017/07/16/aaron-carter-bragged-about-not-getting-duis-before-arrest/?utm_campaign=iosapp

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Greeley Woman gets 20-Years for Dealing Drugs

Elizabeth Navarro was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday. She pleaded guilty to money laundering and possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute. The task force that made the arrest seized more than 20 pounds of meth, a pound of heroin, 6 pounds of marijuana, 300 marijuana plants, nine handguns and $110,000. Navarro hid the drugs in her child’s bedroom. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in the field of Criminal Defense including felony drug offenses. Call our Denver office today for a Free Consultation.

Cite: Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, 3/1/2017

Link: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/01/greeley-woman-dealing-drugs-laundering-money/

Former NY Knick Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Once again there was an example that criminal law and specifically driving under the influence affects citizens in all walks of life. Former New York Knick,  Iman Shumpert, was arrested over the weekend on charges of DUI. Originally drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks in 2011 and  later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015, he was part of the 2016 championship team. Inman was reportedly pulled over for a lane violation. On scene, Fayette County Police found a jar with marijuana in his car. Inman reportedly admitted to smoking but refused a blood test out of fear of being recognized. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in DUI and Traffic Ticket Defense. Steven Pisani has over a decade experience in the field of Criminal Defense. Our office offers competitive pricing and flat rate retainer fees. Contact our Denver office today for a Free Consultation.

Cite: Justin Tasch, New York Daily News, 9/9/2016

Link: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/iman-shumpert-arrested-august-suspicion-dui-cavs-article-1.2784629

Silk Road Founder Sentenced to Life in Priso

Ross Ulbricht, 31, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for his part in founding a running the notorious online drug bazaar the Silk Road. Ulbricht and his lawyer argued the website was an “experiment” that was taking a stand on the harsh and often hypocritical U.S. drug laws. The judge did not buy this argument and instead decided to make an example of Ulbricht to deter others from founding similar websites. The judge could have sentenced Ulbricht to as few as 20 years behind bars but instead applied the maximum penalty, life in prison. Mr. Ulbricht’s lawyers are determining whether there will be any type of appeal of the sentence.

The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in Denver Criminal Defense, including Denver Drug Defense. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

Cite: Dareh Gregorian, New York Daily News, May 29, 2015

Link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/silk-road-creator-ross-ulbricht-life-prison-article-1.2240536

New Colorado Law Allows for Medical Marijuana Use While on Probation

In the past week, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that would allow Medical Marijuana use for Colorado offenders who are on probation. The bill won a unanimous in the Colorado Legislature and goes into effect immediately. Medical Marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past 15 years but was still illegal to use for those on probation. Marijuana is still illegal under Federal Law and probation did not allow the probationer to violate ANY law, city, state or federal. Now, those who have a valid prescription for medical cannabis can continue to use their medicine except in a few particular circumstances.  The Legislative analysts who conducted research for the bill didn’t know how many had been cited for violating probation as a result of Marijuana-related drug testing. If you have criminal charges and might be facing probation, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, LLC.

Source: HOUSE BILL 15-1267

*This information is not be construed as legal advice or to advocate the use of marijuana or any other controlled substance. Certain conditions may apply that would still keep a probationer from using medical marijuana without violating their probation. Please contact a licensed Colorado Attorney to explain the details of this law change.

 

Colorado Drug Bust Leads to 14 Arrests

On behalf of The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, LLC posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

When authorities believe that a suspect is in possession of an illegal substance, a warrant is often issued in order to search for and seize the substance. This could lead to their arrest and drug charges. A defendant facing serious charges could endure criminal penalties that could significantly affect their personal and possibly professional life.

Six search warrants were recently served by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force following a long-term investigation of a suspected meth distribution occurring in Larimer County. With the help of other enforcement agencies, the warrants were served and 14 arrests resulted.

 

 

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