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Phoenix Marijuana Possession Lawyer

It is illegal to possess marijuana in Arizona if you do not have proper medical authorization. Even if you are authorized to use medical marijuana, you can still be charged if you fail to follow the laws regarding its usage. If you or someone you know has been charged with possessing marijuana, contact the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC for help with your case today. Our Phoenix marijuana possession lawyers will conduct a full investigation into the charges against you so we can work to get them dropped or dismissed altogether.

Why Is The Nunez Law Firm, PLLC Your Best Choice?

If you are facing a possession of marijuana charge, you need help from a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix with experience handling these cases. Turn to Nunez Law Firm, PLLC for help with your case today.

  • We are going to bring more than 20 years of experience handling complicated legal matters to your side, including all types of drug charges.
  • We are devoted to being honest partners with our clients throughout the entirety of their case, and we ensure you receive regular communication and status updates.
  • We treat every client with respect and dignity, and we believe that everybody has the right to quality legal assistance for these matters.

Marijuana Possession Charges In Phoenix

Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-3405, the law is clear that a person cannot knowingly possess marijuana. The only exception to this are those who have been legally prescribed the drug under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act of 2010.

Penalties For Marijuana Possession In Arizona

The penalties related to the possession of marijuana will depend on the amount of marijuana found on a person, and these penalties only apply if the marijuana is found to be for personal use. If any quantities of marijuana found were determined to be used for sale or distribution, the penalties will be harsher.

  • Under two pounds. This could be a class 6 felony punishable by up to one year in prison.
  • Two to four pounds. This could be a class 5 felony punishable by up to two years in prison.
  • Four or more pounds. This could be a class 4 felony punishable by up to 2.5 years in prison.

Thankfully, marijuana possession offenses are often able to be reduced to class 1 misdemeanor charges with the help of a skilled Phoenix marijuana possession attorney. In most cases, a person will be able to attend a diversion or education program. Upon completion of these programs, the charge will be dismissed altogether.

The person who is participating in a drug diversion program will typically have to submit a drug test to ensure that they do not continue the use of marijuana.

Arizona Proposition 200 prohibits first- and second-time non-violent drug offenders from facing jail time. Third and subsequent marijuana possession offenses will generally result in a person facing incarceration.

How Will An Attorney Help A Marijuana Possession Case?

An attorney is going to be an invaluable asset if you are facing marijuana possession charges. Your Phoenix marijuana possession lawyer can:

  • Work to uncover every bit of evidence in your case, including evidence not found by prosecutors that may work in your favor.
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to arrange a more lenient charge and sentencing, particularly if you have a limited criminal history.
  • Be ready to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to ensure you receive fair treatment.

Contact Us For a Free Consultation

IOur qualified and experienced team will conduct a complete investigation into your case in an effort to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. At Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we will vigorously defend you in court when you need a marijuana possession attorney in Phoenix. f you or someone you love has been charged with possessing marijuana in Phoenix, please seek legal assistance today. Call our law firm today (602) 500-0000 to schedule a free initial case review, or contact us online.