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From minor infractions that include simple possession of controlled substances to the manufacturing of illegal substances, drug laws in Arizona are very strict, and the punishments associated with the wide range of charges reflect the country’s “war on drugs” campaign.
Due to the geographical location of our state, Arizona law enforcement is tasked with a much more difficult job to reduce the amount of drug possession, trafficking, and other drug offenses across the state. If you find yourself facing charges of drug-related crimes, it is important that you contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Sonoran Law Group.
Federal and Arizona state laws make it illegal to possess or distribute controlled substances, or to possess any chemicals used to cultivate and manufacture controlled substances; even certain accessories related to drug use are illegal under these laws. While drug laws vary from state to state, it is important to know exactly what the law is and why you are facing charges.
Drug charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies and carry varying fines and incarceration periods with them. Possession charges can vary depending on the amount in possession and can range from “simple” to “possession with the intent to distribute,” and each depends on the type of drug in question.
Trafficking and manufacturing offenses are much more complicated. There is a variety of criminal charges related to drug use and possession in the state of Arizona, and they include:
Controlled substances, other than marijuana, can be charged as a dangerous drug in the state of Arizona. Although marijuana has been legalized with a medical license, recreational use of the drug can still bring about felony charges in the state. Dangerous drugs include illicit street drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, and opioid or narcotics that are possessed without a prescription.
Sentences for drug crimes can vary greatly depending on the charges filed against you and can result in severe punishments including felony prison time and financial penalties. Factors that influence the charges include the type of drugs involved, the amount involved, and whether or not the drugs were believed to be used for personal use or distribution and sale.
Even your prior criminal history is taken into consideration when charges are brought against you for drug crimes. Because so many factors will ultimately determine the charges and outcome of your case, if you are facing drug charges of any kind, it is imperative that you contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Sonoran Law Group.
Do not waste any time because your rights, freedom, and future depend on the best defense for your drug-related crimes and charges.
Contact us today for a free consultation; we will review your case and determine the best possible legal route to take. Our experienced team will fight for you and make sure your rights come first.