Possession of Marijuana

It’s important to know the laws before partaking in recreational marijuana in Colorado. For instance, you must be 21 and purchase your cannabis at a state pot shop. Marijuana cannot be shared, sold, or taken across state lines. Driving while high can result in a DWUI. Additionally, it cannot be consumed or possessed on federal property — White River National Forest and Vail Ski Resort are both federal lands.

Learn more in these helpful articles:

Colorado Recreational Use Laws FAQ

Pot is Legal in Colorado, Why Was I Arrested?

Possession of Marijuana

Deceptive Use of a Ski Pass

When you visit Vail Ski Resort, you may find yourself in hot water if you are attempting to share your ski pass or use someone else’s. What may seem like harmless sharing to you can result in serious criminal charges for all parties involved and permanent bans from multiple Colorado ski resorts. Rather than going home with a record, learn more about the laws here:

An Overview of Deceptive Use of Ski Facilities 

Defend Against Deceptive Use of Ski Facilities Charges

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

It is true that Colorado is an open carry state — for those who are legally allowed to carry. It is also true that, for the most part, Colorado shares reciprocity with 33 other states for concealed weapons permits. However, if you aren’t fully aware of the law, carrying in the wrong place in Vail Valley can find you facing serious criminal charges. Learn more about Colorado weapons laws and contact us immediately if you find yourself facing criminal weapons charges in Vail.

Colorado Open Carry Law Basics 

Unlawful Possession of Weapons

Colorado Weapons Charges 

Age-Related Sex Crimes

For many visitors to Vail, they are not familiar with Colorado’s relatively high age of sexual consent or laws regarding sexual contact. The legal age of consent in Colorado is 17, regardless of where a person is visiting from. Learn more about Colorado sex laws to ensure your romantic getaway won’t land you facing felony charges.

(S)he Was of Age, Why Was I Arrested?

Colorado Sex Crime Laws 

If you were visiting Vail Valley and wound up facing criminal charges, contact the legal team with experience defending Colorado tourists. At the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, LLP, we offer complimentary consultations no matter where you are. Contact us today.