Possession of Marijuana

Have you been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Arizona?

Possession 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.

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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