Phoenix Drug Cases Attorney

Those who are charged with drug offenses in Arizona face stiff penalties upon conviction, including significant fines and prison sentences. Even a first-time drug possession offense can result in jail time.

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If you or somebody you love has been accused of a drug crime, contact the Phoenix drug charges defense attorney at the Younglove Law Firm today. We pledge to stand up for your rights against aggressive law enforcement officials and prosecutors.

Why choose Younglove Law Firm for this case?

Drug crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors in Arizona, so you need assistance from a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix, who will provide a vigorous defense on your behalf. The Younglove Law Firm is ready to help.

  • We have been helping those facing Phoenix drug crime charges since 1997, and we have taken more than 100 cases to jury trials.
  • As a former prosecutor, Attorney Younglove understands the tactics that prosecutors will use in the case against you and will go toe-to-toe with them to protect your rights.
  • We strive to build a custom tailored legal strategy for every case we take, which is why we get to know every client personally.

How will an attorney help a drug offense case?

An experienced criminal defense attorney is going to be necessary when facing drug charges in Arizona. An attorney can use their resources to:

  • Obtain any evidence being used against you by law enforcement or prosecutors.
  • Determine whether or not the evidence being used against you was the result of an illegal search and seizure or whether you were illegally detained.
  • Convince a judge that drug treatment and counseling will be more beneficial for your case than jail time.
  • Negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors if such a deal is warranted based on the evidence.

Drug offenses in Phoenix are taken seriously

Drug prosecutions in Arizona are typically categorized as possession of drugs for personal use or possession of drugs for sale. Regardless of what type of charge you are facing, a conviction can have a significantly negative impact on your life.

Arizona law enforcement officials and prosecutors particularly focus on the possession and sale of dangerous drugs and narcotics. In Arizona, the state uses threshold amounts of drugs found on a person when working to determine what type of charges they will face. These thresholds are as follows:

  • 9 grams of methamphetamine
  • 9 powdered grams of cocaine
  • 3/4 gram in rock form of crack cocaine
  • 1/2 milliliter of LSD or 50 dosage units of blotter form LSD
  • 4 grams or 50 milliliters of PCP

If a person is found with possession of drugs below these threshold amounts, then it will be determined for personal use. Typically, this will result in a person being eligible for probation and a requirement to attend education and drug treatment programs.

If a person is caught with more than the threshold limits mentioned above and charged with possession of drugs for sale or transportation for sale, this will be a Class 2 felony under Arizona law. This could result in person serving 3 to 12.5 years in prison for a first-time offense. If a person has a history of any other felony offenses and charged with the possession of drugs for sale or transportation, this could result in an enhanced sentence.

Contact our Phoenix drug case defense attorneys today

If you or somebody you love has been charged with or accused of a drug offense in or around the Phoenix area, seek legal assistance immediately. At the Younglove Law Firm, we will not hesitate to stand up for your rights. Our goal is to investigate the charges against you, formulate a winning defense strategy, and work to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. When you need a Phoenix drug charges defense attorney, you can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (602) 737-3333.