AZ Dangerous Drug Defense, Laws, Sentencing, Fines, Penalties
If you have been charged with a Drug Crime in Arizona, it is a very serious offense, particularly if it involves what are known as "dangerous drugs". If that is the case, you should consult an Arizona Drug Crimes Lawyer as soon as possible, because you freedom and future are at stake with serious adverse consequences if you are convicted. Arizona drug crime penalties vary based on different classes of drugs. "Dangerous drugs" have more severe penalties for crimes involving possession, sales, distributing, transport, or manufacturing.
Examples of dangerous drugs include but are not limited to the following:
• Methamphetamine (Meth)
• Anabolic steroids.
Just possessing a dangerous drug is a crime which can be charged as a class 2 felony. This is serious and punishable by 4 to 10 years in prison, depending on the facts surrounding the charges. Possession of methamphetamine for sale may be punishable by 5 to 15 years in prison. Greater penalties may be imposed if the offense occurs within a certain distance of school grounds or if the defendant has prior convictions of a similar nature.
Even if it is your first offense, or if the amount in your possession was minimal, the penalties are severe. Arizona Courts and Prosecution have "zero tolerance" for dangerous drugs. That is why it is so important to contact a drug crimes lawyer, or criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been charged with a dangerous drug crime. The fact that you were charged is very serious, but it does not mean you will be convicted. Your AZ drug crimes attorney may be able to use certain defenses to get your case dismissed, charges reduced or evidence suppressed.
If you have been charged with any Arizona DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI with child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI; any Drug Crimes, including drug sales, drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug paraphernalia,
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This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.