Arizona Marijuana Attorney

Have you been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Arizona?

marijuanaPossession of Marijuana is a felony charge that can be filed as a class two (2), class three (3), class four (4) or class five (5) felony, depending on the amount of marijuana possessed.

According to A.R.S. § 13-3405(A), the definition of possession of marijuana offense is: a person shall not knowingly commit one of the following:

  1. Possess or use marijuana.
  2. Possess marijuana for sale.
  3. Produce marijuana.
  4. Transport for sale, import into this state or offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer marijuana.

If Convicted, What Jail Term Am I Facing?

If you are charged with “possession or use of marijuana” and the amount possessed weighs less than two pounds, you can be charged with a class six (6) felony. The jail term for this charge is .5 year to 1.5 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 1 year to 2.25 years with one historical prior and 3 years to 4.5 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “possession or use of marijuana” and the amount possessed weighs at least two pounds but less than four pounds, you can be charged with a class five (5) felony. The jail term for this charge is .75 year to 2 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 1.5 years to 3 years with one historical prior and 4 years to 6 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “possession or use of marijuana” and the amount possessed weighs four pounds or more, you can be charged with a class four (4) felony. The jail term for this charge is 1.5 years to 3 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 3 years to 6 years with one historical prior and 8 years to 12 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “possession of marijuana for sale” and the amount possessed weighs less than two pounds, you can be charged with a class four (4) felony. The jail term for this charge is 1.5 years to 3 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 3 years to 6 years with one historical prior and 8 years to 12 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “possession of marijuana for sale” and the amount possessed weighs at least two pounds but less than four pounds, you can be charged with a class three (3) felony. The jail term for this charge is 2.5 years to 7 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 4.5 years to 13 years with one historical prior and 10 years to 20 years with two historical priors.

For a reputable Phoenix marijuana lawyer, there are several defenses that can be used against any marijuana charge, such as Miranda Rights violation, denial of right to counsel and more. Alex Lane will look into your case to determine the State’s weaknesses and your strengths.


Let a Former Prosecutor Fight for You

Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC strive to help relieve your anxiety. We know how to fight criminal charges. We understand how stressful this experience is and we are committed to answering all of your questions and keeping you informed of all aspects of your case. Alex Lane has a long history of fighting criminal cases.

Attorney Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years, spending much of his time in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau in the Major Crimes Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. This division focused on the most serious felony DUI cases, most of which involved serious injury or death. As such, Mr. Lane was involved in a large number of serious cases.

During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Lane attended several seminars for law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys. Investigative tactics, trial techniques and strategies for prosecutors were the main focus of those seminars, providing Mr. Lane with a thorough understanding of how cops and prosecutors do their jobs. With everything he learned during those seminars, you would do well to have him as your Phoenix marijuana attorney, as his experience would definitely come in handy when defending your case.

Alex Lane is committed to putting his experience to good use and getting you the best results possible.

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On top of our experience in handling marijuana-related cases, Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC also has reliable contacts in the forensics field, and these experts can help you bolster your defense.

Below are a few examples of the types of Arizona criminal defense matters the firm handles:

You Need Someone On Your Side

When facing marijuana-related charges, you need to have the best marijuana attorney Arizona by your side, and you don’t have to look further than Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC.

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Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC will offer you our lowest rates and payment plans are available. Let Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC deal with the complexity and anxiety of this situation for you. You can be confident that you will be in good hands and that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for you.

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