Guarding Against Serious And Long-Lasting Consequences
Arizona has arguably tougher drug laws than most states. Should you find yourself at the receiving end of a drug-related charge in Arizona, you will need to find an experienced attorney immediately.
The attorneys at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have handled numerous drug crimes cases in Arizona. With almost 40 years of combined experience and a former deputy county attorney on our team, we can guard against the potential impact to your life, liberty, reputation and future.
Arizona Law Imposes Stiff Penalties For Drug Crimes
Unlike many states that have recently lessened penalties for drug offenses, Arizona law still provides harsh penalties and lengthy sentences for most drug offenses.
For example, the law considers the possession of any “usable” amount of illegal drugs a felony (no matter how small).
Mandatory Prison Sentences
If the amount found in your possession exceeds the “threshold amount,” a conviction will result in a mandatory prison sentence. The “threshold amount” for each drug under Arizona law is as follows:
- 2 pounds of marijuana
- 9 grams of cocaine
- 1 gram of heroin
- 4 grams or 50 milliliters of PCP
- 9 grams of methamphetamine
- 9 grams of amphetamine
Fighting Against Felony Charges For Drug Paraphernalia
Possessing drug paraphernalia or anything used to ingest, prepare, plant or store drugs in Arizona is also illegal.
Pursuing Alternatives When Possible For Drug Possession Cases
Our lawyers have successfully undertaken numerous drug possession cases. In some cases, alternatives to harsh sentences are available. Many drug possession cases are eligible for special sentencing under Arizona law if they are personal possession cases and do not involve methamphetamine.
What To Do If You Are Charged With A Drug Offense
Should police arrest you for any of the drug offenses mentioned above, the most important thing you can do is to exercise your right to remain silent as well as your right to counsel. We have defended cases in courts across the state and have a considerable track record of success.
Do Not Talk To The Police. Speak With Us First.
When you face drug charges, don’t wait to involve a capable drug crimes defense attorney. Call us at 480-498-5290 or send us an email. We offer free consultations and accept payment plans and credit cards.