Possession of Narcotics

Have you been charged with Possession of Narcotics in Arizona?

NarcoticsPossession of Narcotics is a felony charge that can be filed as a class two (2), class three (3) or, class four (4) felony.

According to A.R.S. § 13-3408(A), the definition of possession of narcotics offense is: a person shall not knowingly commit one of the following:

  1. Possess or use a narcotic drug.
  2. Possess a narcotic drug for sale.
  3. Possess equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a narcotic drug.
  4. Manufacture a narcotic drug.
  5. Administer a narcotic drug to another person.
  6. Obtain or procure the administration of a narcotic drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge.
  7. Transport for sale, import into this state, offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer a narcotic drug.

 If Convicted, What Jail Term Am I Facing?

If you are charged with “possession or use of a narcotic drug”, 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 a narcotic drug for sale”, you can be charged with a class two (2) felony. The jail term for this charge is 4 years to 10 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 6 years to 18.5 years with one historical prior and 14 years to 28 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “possession of equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a narcotic drug”, 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.

If you are charged with “manufacturing of a narcotic drug”, you can be charged with a class two (2) felony. The jail term for this charge is 4 years to 10 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 6 years to 18.5 years with one historical prior and 14 years to 28 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “administering a narcotic drug to another person”, you can be charged with a class two (2) felony. The jail term for this charge is 4 years to 10 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 6 years to 18.5 years with one historical prior and 14 years to 28 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with “obtaining or procuring the administration of a narcotic drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge”, 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.

If you are charged with “transporting for sale, importing into this state, offering to transport for sale or importing into this state, selling, transferring or offering to sell or transfer a narcotic drug”, you can be charged with a class two (2) felony. The jail term for this charge is 4 years to 10 years with probation eligibility for a first offense 6 years to 18.5 years with one historical prior, and 14 years to 28 years with two historical priors.

There are several defenses that can be used on this 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.


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