Drug Crimes Lawyer

Arizona Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Drug Laws | Arrest | Drug Crimes | Drug Threshold Amount | Penalties | Defense

To get your drug charges in Arizona dismissed you do not have to prove your innocence. The Arizona prosecution bears the burden of proving you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Hiring an effective drug charge defense attorney will increase your chances of getting a good outcome, and in some case a dismissal of your AZ Drug charges.

Drug Arrest - What to do if Arrested on Arizona Drug Charges

Whether you have been arrested for drug charges in Maricopa County, served a summons to appear in court for drug charges, or under investigation for a drug crime you should speak with a drug defense lawyer immediately who defends drug charges in Maricopa County as soon as possible. You should contact the Law Office of James Novak for retention, so that James Novak can begin tailoring and building a solid defense for your Arizona drug charges. Drug charges in Arizona are very serious and can carry Mandatory Prison Sentencing as well as other harsh punishments, and a criminal record that will negatively impact you for years. An early defense can mean the difference between getting a conviction verses a dismissal of charges or other good outcome in your drug case.

Common Types of Drug Crimes in Arizona
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  • Possession with Intent to sell
  • Transportation of Marijuana
  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs
  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale
  • Transportation of Narcotic Drugs
  • Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale
  • Transportation of Dangerous Drugs
  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs
  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale
  • Transportation of Narcotic Drugs
  • Prescription Drugs – Fraudulent Prescriptions
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

If you are accused having a particular quantity of drugs over a certain amount, you will face potential mandatory prison terms. This amount is known as a drug “Threshold Amount”. Mandatory prison sentencing applies to first time offenders, convicted of drug charges even if they have no prior drug convictions, or other criminal history of felony or misdemeanor drug crimes. The Arizona Drug Law “ARS 13-3401 (36)" relates to the amount, market value, weight, nature, and type of drug measured that is found in a defendant’s possession for use, sale, intent to sell, transport, distribute, manufacture or smuggle unlawfully.

Arizona Drug Charge Penalties, Consequences, Sentencing

Many defendants who face drug charges are concerned (with good reason) with how a drug conviction will affect their freedom, family, job, and future. An Arizona Felony drug conviction may result in jail, fines, drug testing, community service, counseling, prison and years of extended probation. The court considers all the facts of your AZ drug charges if convicted, prior criminal history, nature and amount of drugs involved, and other factors. The Judge’s decision for penalties will be based on Arizona mandatory drug sentencing guidelines that include minimum and maximum sentencing ranges.

Unfortunately, you are never guaranteed entrance into a deferred prosecution program such as “TASC” in order to get your charges as an alternative to Arizona’s harsh punishments for drug convictions. If you are eligible you must be allowed by the prosecution to participate in the program and then pass the screening by the program administrators and approved by the court. The law firm of James Novak will attempt to get you into the program only after determining if the Arizona drug charges should be dismissed outright.

Why You Should Hire a Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer or Criminal Defense Attorney to Defend Your Arizona Drug Charges

If you have been arrested for any drug crimes in Arizona it is important that you hire an experienced Arizona criminal defense lawyer for your Arizona drug charges. Drug cases can present unique and complex issues involving Arizona’s changing drug laws, criminal case court procedures, and violations of constitutional rights, and more. For these reasons, you should choose an experienced Arizona criminal trial lawyer who litigates and defends drug cases regularly in Arizona. An experienced criminal lawyer who defends drug charges on a regular basis can sometimes make the difference between getting drug charges dismissed and going to prison. Arizona Lawyers who handle multiple practice areas, may not devote their time exclusively to one particular area of the law, such as drug defense or criminal defense. Some Arizona drug crimes carry harsh penalties, including extended prison sentences and exorbitant fines. You need to put your defense into the hands of an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices exclusively in criminal defense and who defends drug charges in Arizona on a frequent basis. A criminal defense attorney experienced in handling Phoenix Arizona Drug Charges understands the complexities of your case. It is key that when you are considering hiring a defense attorney for your drug crime that you get your free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer verses a multiple practice lawyer in Arizona.

Experienced drug lawyer, James Novak, is familiar with the Arizona drug laws, courts, the judge, and the prosecution, and many defense strategies that can be used in your case. James Novak, as a former drug crimes prosecutor understands how severe the consequences can be and how a conviction can impact your life, job, future and family. He will determine which defense strategies will reap the best outcome based on the facts of your case.

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer for Drug Charges

Call today for your FREE consultation with and Arizona criminal drug defense marijuana lawyer. You may get only one chance for an acceptable resolution in your Arizona marijuana possession charges. Don’t wait. Early retention is a major key to an effective, and successful criminal defense. The Law Office of James Novak practices exclusively in DUI and criminal defense in Maricopa County and defends clients with charges in Phoenix valley-wide including: Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale Arizona. Call (480) 413-1499 for your free initial consultation.

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