Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Drugs – Defense Attorney – Wyoming

Drug Law – Criminal Attorney - Wyoming Burg SimpsonWhile arrests tied to alcohol have been on the decline in Wyoming for years, drug arrests have actually been on the rise. Officials blame the rise in drug crimes on Colorado’s legalization of marijuana and strong population growth, drawn by the state’s booming economy.

Despite the sudden popularity of legal marijuana across the country, it is still considered an illegal substance by most states and the federal government. If you have been arrested for possession of a dangerous controlled substance, contact Burg Simpson in Wyoming at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form HERE.

Wyoming state law follows the U.S. Drug Enforcement classifications for controlled dangerous substances:

  • Schedule 1: These are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical use. Examples include heroin, LSD, marijuana, mescaline, MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, psilocybin, methaqualone, that, and bath salts.
  • Schedule 2: These are drugs that have a high potential for abuse, but also have an accepted medical use with severe restrictions. These drugs can also lead to severe psychological or physical dependency. Some better-known examples include methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine, opium, codeine, hydrocodone, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and pentobarbital.
  • Schedule 3: Drugs in this schedule have a potential for abuse less than substances in Schedules I or II and abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
  • Schedule 4: These drugs have a much lower potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III.
  • Schedule 5: These drugs have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule IV and consist primarily of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics.

If you have been arrested for possession of any controlled substance, do not talk to anyone without first speaking to a trained defense attorney. Call Burg Simpson’s Cody office right away at 307-527-7891.

In Wyoming, it is illegal to possess any of these drugs without a prescription. Penalties vary based on the type and amount of the substance, for example:

  • Schedule I, II, III, or IV drugs: Penalties for possessing the following amounts include a fine of up to $1,000, and/or up to one year in prison. Third and subsequent offenses of this type incur a fine of up to $5,000, and/or up to five years in prison.
    • Plant form — Three ounces or less.
    • Liquid form — Three-tenths of a gram or less.
    • Powder/crystalline form — Three grams or less.
    • Pill/capsule form — Three grams or less.
    • Cocaine in “crack” cocaine form — Less than five-tenths of a gram.
    • LSD — Less than three-tenths of a gram.

If you have been arrested for any crime related to theft, do not try to navigate the state’s complicated criminal justice system on your own. Get legal assistance from a Burg Simpson attorney at law by calling 307-527-7891.

h2>Contact Our Burg Simpson Cody Wyoming Attorneys Today

If you are in trouble with the law over a drug-related crime, do not attempt to negotiate with prosecutors on your own. You need the legal expertise and resources of a criminal defense law firm like Burg Simpson and our Wyoming criminal lawyers can help. Call us before it is too late at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now to speak with us directly.

Wyoming state law follows the U.S. Drug Enforcement classifications for controlled dangerous substances:

  • Schedule 1: These are drugs that have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical use. Examples include heroin, LSD, marijuana, mescaline, MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, psilocybin, methaqualone, that, and bath salts.
  • Schedule 2: These are drugs that have a high potential for abuse, but also have an accepted medical use with severe restrictions. These drugs can also lead to severe psychological or physical dependency. Some better-known examples include methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine, opium, codeine, hydrocodone, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and pentobarbital.
  • Schedule 3: Drugs in this schedule have a potential for abuse less than substances in Schedules I or II and abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
  • Schedule 4: These drugs have a much lower potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III.
  • Schedule 5: These drugs have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule IV and consist primarily of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics.

If you have been arrested for possession of any controlled substance, do not talk to anyone without first speaking to a trained defense attorney. Call Burg Simpson’s Cody office right away at 307-527-7891.

In Wyoming, it is illegal to possess any of these drugs without a prescription. Penalties vary based on the type and amount of the substance, for example:

  • Schedule I, II, III, or IV drugs: Penalties for possessing the following amounts include a fine of up to $1,000, and/or up to one year in prison. Third and subsequent offenses of this type incur a fine of up to $5,000, and/or up to five years in prison.
    • Plant form — Three ounces or less.
    • Liquid form — Three-tenths of a gram or less.
    • Powder/crystalline form — Three grams or less.
    • Pill/capsule form — Three grams or less.
    • Cocaine in “crack” cocaine form — Less than five-tenths of a gram.
    • LSD — Less than three-tenths of a gram.

If you have been arrested for any crime related to theft, do not try to navigate the state’s complicated criminal justice system on your own. Get legal assistance from a Burg Simpson attorney at law by calling 307-527-7891.

Contact Our Burg Simpson Wyoming Attorneys Today

If you are in trouble with the law over a drug-related crime, do not attempt to negotiate with prosecutors on your own. You need the legal expertise and resources of a criminal defense law firm like Burg Simpson and our Wyoming criminal lawyers can help. Call us before it is too late at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now to speak with us directly.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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