Being charged with a drug crime can be an incredibly scary and intimidating experience. Phoenix drug crimes charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors and law enforcement. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help when you need a Phoenix drug offense lawyer. If you have been accused of dealing drugs, our knowledgeable and experienced team will conduct a full investigation into the charges against you in an effort to get them reduced or dismissed altogether.
When you are facing serious charges related to dealing drugs in Phoenix, let an attorney from the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC stand by your side.
In this state, Arizona Revised Statute 13-3407 states that it is unlawful to knowingly possess a dangerous drug for sale or to transport a dangerous drug with the intention of selling it. However, the laws in this state do not define what qualifies as “possession” or “transportation” for sale. In these instances, a person is generally charged based on whether or not the amount of drugs they are found with meet a certain threshold. Under Arizona law, the various threshold amounts that we are about to discuss require a mandatory prison sentence, even if this is a first-time drug offense for a person charged. A Phoenix drug offense attorney can help you work on the best defense for your specific case.
The threshold amounts for the drugs commonly sold in Phoenix include:
For any other illegal drug that a person may have in Phoenix, the threshold is any amount of the drug valued at $1,000 or more.
If a person is charged with possession of drugs for sale or transportation for sale, this will be a class 2 felony under Arizona law. If the amount of drugs that a person has is above the threshold limits mentioned above, then a person could spend anywhere from 3 to 12.5 years in prison for a first-time offense. If a person has a history of felony offenses and is charged with possession of drugs for sale or transportation, their prison sentence could be greatly enhanced.
You should never try to handle a drug offense case on your own or rely solely on a public defender. A Phoenix drug offense lawyer can help immensely. They can:
If you or somebody you care about has been accused of dealing drugs in Phoenix, now is the time to call an experienced criminal defense attorney for help. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we pledge to conduct a complete investigation into your case and to formulate a vigorous defense on your behalf. We do not want you to rely on an overworked public defender for your case, contact us today to schedule a free case review with our Phoenix drug crime defense attorneys.