Drug crimes make up a large part of the dockets in criminal courts across Colorado. Although probation is the norm for possession cases for first offenders where small amounts of the controlled substance are involved, these cases can result in jail time and should not be taken lightly.
The best defense in a drug prosecution will often include the criminal defense lawyer filing a motion to suppress evidence illegally seized by the police. Search and seizure law is a complicated area of the law. An experienced criminal defense lawyer is essential when trying to suppress illegally seized evidence.
Morley Swingle has prosecuted hundreds of drug cases, from routine drug possession cases to complex complicated drug sale conspiracy cases. He has litigated hundreds of motions to suppress evidence.
Swingle has written a handbook on Search & Seizure Law. Click here to read it. He has also published several articles dealing with search and seizure law, including:
(1) H. M. Swingle, “Blood Draws & Drunk Drivers in Colorado,” ___ Colo. Law. ___ (2014) (accepted for publication in the February issue).
(2) H. M. Swingle & Lane P. Thomasson, “Big Lies and Prosecutorial Ethics,” 69 J. Mo. Bar 84 (2013).
(3) H. M. Swingle & Lane P. Thomasson, “Beam Me Up: Upgrading Search Warrants With Technology,” 69 J. Mo. Bar 16 (2013).
(4) H. M. Swingle, “Cell Phone Searches Incident to Arrest in Wyoming,” 35 Wyoming Lawyer 24 (2012).
(5) H. M. Swingle, “Smartphone Searches Incident to Arrest,” 68 J. Mo. Bar 36 (2012).
(6) H.M. Swingle, “Drug Recognition Experts in Missouri,” 66 J. Mo. Bar 250 (2010).
(7) H. M. Swingle, “Criminal Attempt Law in Missouri: The Death of a Tale of Two Theories,” 56 J. Mo. Bar 144 (2000).
(8) H.M. Swingle & K. M. Zoellner, “Knock and Talk Consent Searches: If Called By a Panther, Don’t Anther,” 55 J. Mo. Bar 25 (1999).
(9) H.M. Swingle, “Criminal Investigative Subpoenas: How to Get Them, How to Fight Them,” 54 J. Mo. Bar 15 (1998).
(10) H.M. Swingle, “Motions to Seal Search Warrant Files: How, When and Why the Prosecutor Should Seek Closure of a Court’s File,” The Missouri Prosecutor, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1994).
(11) H.M. Swingle, “Criminal Conspiracy Law in Missouri,” 48 J. Mo. Bar 451 (1992).
If you are facing a drug charge, call Parker Lawyers at (303) 841-9525.