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Drug offenses can have a vast array of consequences in the State of Arizona. Charges depend on the type of drug, the amount, the age of the accused and whether or not someone is charged with a first offense, to name just a small sample of the many factors.
If you are charged with a criminal drug offense, you’ll soon find that the criminal justice system can be overwhelming. Every move you make can have serious and long-lasting impacts on your freedom, reputation and future.
That’s why it is vitally important to seek the council of a capable, accomplished Criminal Defense Attorney. The Arizona Criminal Law Team is made up of first-rate Defense Lawyers with the experience and tenacity it takes to effectively defend your rights.
Possession of Marijuana
Marijuana laws are becoming more relaxed across the country. This is NOT the case in Arizona. People who do not have a Medical Marijuana card could face felony charges if accused of possessing even a small amount of marijuana. Don’t assume it is a minor issue if you are charged with Possession of Marijuana.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
It is also illegal to possess instruments that may have been used to help someone ingest drugs, such as a pipe used to smoke marijuana. This area of the law can be tricky because even people who are not in possession of drugs can still be hit with criminal charges if accused of having paraphernalia.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
Arizona has set definitions for what is considered a dangerous drug. This could include cocaine, methamphetamine, some prescription drugs or hallucinogenic drugs. This charge does not have to mean a long jail sentence. A skilled attorney may be able to negotiate to have charges reduced or to avoid jail time, especially if it is your first offense.
Possession of Narcotic Drugs
A charge of possession of narcotic drugs can also come with very serious consequences in Arizona. Such narcotics can include cocaine, opium, heroine, prescription narcotics and other controlled substances. Some of these narcotics do indeed overlap with what are considered dangerous drugs in the eyes of the law.
What to Do If You Are Charged with a Drug Offense
If you are arrested and facing charges on any of the above mentioned drug offenses, you should always exercise your right to remain silent and contact an attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer from The Arizona Criminal Law Team can begin working on your case immediately.
When you are charged with a criminal offense, it is important to choose a skilled attorney quickly to ensure your lawyers have plenty of time to build your case and do everything possible to secure a favorable outcome.
Call 480-I-HAVE-HELP (480-442-8343) today to schedule a free consultation with one of our talented attorneys.