Facing Arizona Drug Charges

If you’re facing a drug conviction in Arizona, you’re met with a wide range of possible charges with sentencing that will vary drastically based on the circumstances. Not only will sentencing vary based on the details of your situation, but in most cases, you will be facing multiple drug charges at once, adding to the complexity and potential consequences of your case. As a dedicated defense attorney, I’m here to help you face these charges so that one mistake doesn’t change your life forever. Let’s discuss how these drug charges can vary, based on your situation.

Drug charges will vary based on the details of your individual case, including which drugs are involved, the quantity, if this is your first offense, if you’re in possession of one or several substances, and whether or not there are mitigated or aggravated circumstances. In Arizona, most drug charges are classified as felonies that may result in harsh punishment, including the potential for time in prison, hefty fines, and more. If you’re facing a first-time offense with a drug not classified as dangerous, then we may be able to reduce the charges to a Class 1 misdemeanor.

However, the most common drug charge is methamphetamine possession– one of those classified as a dangerous drug by Arizona law. Also in this category are most other drugs that aren’t marijuana, including cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamines, anabolic steroids, hallucinogenic drugs, and certain prescription medications. For the possession or use of a dangerous drug, you may be facing a Class 4 felony. The sentencing for this charge alone will range between 1 year and 3.75 years in prison for a first offense, but this will of course vary of the specifics of your situation.

As far as marijuana, Proposition 207 legalized the possession of an ounce or less for those age 21 and over. However, possession of more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana is a Class 6 felony, punishable by a sentence of 6 to 18 months of prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

When you’ve been arrested on drug charges, it’s in your best interest to immediately contact an attorney. As a dedicated defense attorney, I’m here to help you make sure that one mistake won’t ruin your life.

Let’s discuss your case! I offer a free consultation to get to know the details, then we can get to work on our approach. Give my office a call at 520-333-3348 and we can set up a meeting.

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