Case 2011CR3037: The People of the State of Colorado v. James Michael Moore
Arrested in Jefferson County, James Michael Moore was charged with possession, in excess, of 100 lbs of marijuana, a class three Felony subject to the Statutory Special Offender provisions of CRS 18-18-407(1)(e). This statute provides that upon being found guilty of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana of an amount in excess of 100 lbs, the Defendant is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 8 years up to 48 years. In defending Moore in this case, he was able to avoid the Mandatory minimum sentence of 8 years and after a contested sentencing hearing wherein the District Attorney sought a Department of Correction (prison) sentence. The Court, over the objection of the District Attorney sentenced Moore to probation and as a condition of probation, sentenced the Moore to a county jail term of 90 days, subject to good time of approximately 50%. James Michael Moore thereby served a total sentence of approximately 45 days in county jail and is currently on an out of state probation. Moore was not required to provide any cooperation in the resolution of his case.