Drug Crimes Possession Lawyer

Arizona Drug Possession Laws

AZ Drug Possession Lawyer provides valuable information concerning your defenses and the criminal justice system in Arizona as they relate to drug possession laws, drug possession classification, drug possession charges, drug possession arrests, drug defenses, and explains what an good Arizona Drug charge or AZ criminal defense Attorney can do to defend your AZ drug possession charges.

Arizona Drug Laws

AZ Drug Laws are tough and complex. The severity of your drug possession charge depends substantially on the quantity found to be in your possession. The quantity found, will also determine if the AZ drug charges will be elevated to possession with intent to distribute or drug sales which are far more serious charges. Whether your arrest or charges were in Tempe AZ, Phoenix AZ, Chandler, AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Gilbert AZ, Mesa, AZ or any city within Maricopa County or other Counties in Arizona makes no difference. Every Arizona City is subject to the laws of the State of Arizona. The definitions, classifications and penalties are comprehensively outlined and fall under the rules of Arizona Revised Statutes: "A.R.S. 13 Chapter 34 DRUG OFFENSES 13-3401...13-3461". The laws are constantly changing. Attorney James Novak defends drug possession charges on a regular basis and is extremely familiar with the laws, defenses, procedures and protocol in the courts throughout Maricopa County.

Arizona Drug Classifications

Arizona classifies its drugs in a pretty basic way. There are three main types:

1) Dangerous drugs, 2) Narcotics, and 3) Marijuana. Below are examples of the three main types of AZ drug classifications, and drugs that fall within those categories. These examples are not all inclusive:

* Dangerous drugs: LSD, ecstacy, methamphetamines, steroids, hallucinogenic mushrooms, clonazepam, lorazepam

* Narcotics: cocaine, heroin, opium, morphine, oxycodone

* Marijuana: Also known as pot, weed, cannabis

Arizona Drug Defenses

The fact that a drug was found in your possession and charged does not make you automatically guilty of that charge. There are many defenses that can be used by a good

AZ drug defense lawyer or criminal defense attorney in Arizona who defends drug charges frequently. One example of a defense involves your knowledge of whether or not you knowingly possessed the drug. According to Arizona Law this can be a major factor as referenced in Arizona Drug Law: "A.R.S. Title 13 Chapter 34 "13-3405. Possession, use, production, sale or transportation of marijuana; classification

A. A person shall not knowingly:

1. Possess or use marijuana..."

If your AZ Drug Attorney can obtained facts or evidence which gives right that you were not knowingly possessing that drug, this may lead to a dismissal of your charges.

Other defenses include any violations of your constitutional rights during any of the processes surrounding your arrest or charges, challenge of the amount alleged to be found in your possession; entrapment issues; challenge of whether or not there was actually "probable cause for arrest"; challenge of whether or not required police protocol and procedures were followed regarding your arrest, handling and storage of the substance being held as evidence, and more. Many such defenses can be utilized and depend on the set of circumstances surrounding your AZ drug charges or AZ drug arrest.

Arizona Drug Possession Attorney –AZ Drug Charges Defense

It is a priority for you to consult and hire the best Arizona drug defense attorney possible with many years of experience and litigation in AZ Drug defense, and AZ criminal defense. You will need a skilled Arizona defense lawyer who will develop a solid defense against your drug charges. Regardless of the severity, it is crucial that you contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney or AZ drug possession attorney with a vast amount of experience in defending drug Charges in Arizona, such as James Novak, DUI, Drug, and Criminal Defense Attorney.

For Arizona Drug charge James Novak will promptly notify the court of his representation on your behalf, file notices of "not guilty" and defenses on your behalf. He then begins an assertive and comprehensive investigation to determine your rights were violated, particularly with regard to search and seizure. If police conduct was illegal, your case should be dismissed or have the evidence suppressed. If the case cannot be dismissed we will work to negotiate a lower charge by contesting the amount of the controlled substance cited, and use all defenses possible in your case. James Novak will present compelling arguments and seek lesser penalties to securing reduced sentences for clients or a total dismissal of your drug possession charges.

If you have been charged with any AZ drug charges including but not limited to drug possession, sales, drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug paraphernalia, Drug forgery, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, or any other drug charges, in Maricopa County, you should contact the Law Office of James Novak and speak directly with experienced drug defense Attorney James Novak at (480) 413-1499.

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The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Phoenix AZ, Tempe AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Chandler AZ, Gilbert AZ, Mesa AZ and other cities within Maricopa County Arizona valley-wide.