Strategic Defense Against Drug Offense Charges
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, the odds are not in your favor. Arizona criminal courts impose harsh penalties for crimes involving drugs, including the possession, manufacturing, and transportation of controlled substances. Give yourself a chance at freedom by hiring an experienced Scottsdale drug crime lawyer.
The legal team at Salwin Law Group PLLC understands the importance of keeping you out of jail and preventing your record from being tarnished. When you choose to hire me as your personal legal advocate, you receive counsel from an attorney with years of experience as a prosecutor and one who has handled thousands of cases.
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Penalties for Drug Possession in Scottsdale
In Arizona, it is unlawful to knowingly possess or use illegal drugs. If you are found to be under the influence of illicit substances, or even with these drugs near you, you could be charged with felony drug possession.
The penalties for drug possession depend on the type of substances involved and previous criminal history. Enhanced penalties are imposed on those who possess the drugs with intent to sell. Whether one actually had plans to sell the drugs, they will be charged with intent to sell if the volume of drugs possessed exceeds the statutory threshold amounts.
The penalties for drug possession include:
- Dangerous drugs: charged as a Class 4 felony (possible reduction to Class 1 misdemeanor) and incurs a minimum fine of $2,000 or three times the value of the substance and up to three years in prison
- Narcotics: charged as a Class 4 felony (can be reduced to Class 1 misdemeanor) and punishable by a fine of no less than $2,000 or three times the value of the drug and a maximum jail sentence of three years
- Marijuana: charged as a Class 6 felony for personal use, Class 5 when it is personally produced, and Class 4 if it is for sale; results in a minimum fine of $2,000 or three times the value of the substance and up to three years in jail
Make the Right Call
If you are facing drug charges in Scottsdale, you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend against your charges. Turn to Salwin Law Group PLLC for trustworthy advice and a solid defense plan.