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Drug Importation Laws
Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney

AZ criminal Attorney, James Novak explains the criminal justice system, and criminal defenses surrounding Arizona drug importation laws, drug transportation laws, drug importation charges, drug importation arrests drug importation or transportation. James Novak, AZ criminal defense and drug defense attorney explains what an experienced Arizona Drug charge or AZ criminal defense Attorney will do to defend your AZ drug importation transportation, possession sales or distribution charges.

AZ Drug Importation, Drug transportation Charges

In Arizona if you have been charged or arrested for "drug importation" also called "drug transportation", it is usually in connection with other drug charges such as AZ drug trafficking. AZ "Drug trafficking" includes sales or distribution of illegal drugs or prescription medications without a valid prescription; and can include conspiracy to distribute or sell drugs. These are all very serious charges in Arizona. If stopped or investigated by police for these types of charges, they suspect you are either selling drugs or sending drugs either across state lines or within Arizona. AZ Drug importation or drug transportation is aggressively monitored by Arizona law enforcement agencies. They continually monitor the following forms of importation or transportation for drugs:

  • Vehicles
  • Air transportation
  • US postal service mail
  • Fed Ex mail
  • UPS mail
  • DHL
  • Other forms of mail services, shipping centers or transportation not listed.

You may face Arizona criminal charges or Arizona arrest whether you are the sender or the receiver of the drugs in Arizona. Law enforcement officials monitor theses types of activities closely in Arizona. AZ police or investigators have been known to use under-cover agents; ask for your signature of the package confirming you have accepted it; take photographs under cover, or video surveillance.

Arizona Drug Importation, Drug Transportation Laws

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: A.R.S. §13-3405 to §13-3408 referring to drug transportation.

Arizona Drug Importation or Transportation Penalties

Circumstances surrounding your AZ drug importation charges will dictate the severity of the penalties and sentencing for a conviction which could include the following:

  • Mandatory Incarceration in jail or prison
  • Mandatory Drug Treatment Program at your expense
  • Probation
  • Community Service
  • Potential Suspension or Revocation of your License
  • Criminal Record
  • Loss of the right to Possess a Firearm
  • Loss of Employment and Future job opportunities
  • Adverse impact to Credit eligibility
  • Seizure of your personal property
AZ Drug Importation Criminal Defense Attorney

The fact that you were charged or arrested for a crime does not make you automatically guilty of that drug importation or transportation charge. Even if you were found with a truckload full of illegal drugs, there are still defenses that can be used by a good AZ drug defense lawyer or criminal defense attorney in Arizona who defends drug charges frequently. For example, Arizona State Law dictates that you must "knowingly" be transporting that drug. What if you were a truck driver and you legitimately did not know what was concealed in one or more of a truck load of boxes? Should you be sentenced to an extended prison sentence? If you were not "knowingly" transporting the drugs, the charges should be dismissed.

But the State of Arizona, police and prosecution will not just take your word for it. In fact you may incriminate yourself further by answering the investigator's questions. You will need to consult the best Arizona drug defense attorney possible with many years of experience and litigation in AZ Drug defense, and AZ criminal defense as soon as you can. You will need a skilled Arizona defense lawyer who will develop a solid defense against your drug charges, like James Novak, Arizona Criminal Defense, DUI and Drug defense Attorney. He will present your side of the story through the proper legal channels. He will conduct his own investigation, examine the evidence, interview witnesses if needed, and build a strong defense against the prosecution.

James Novak is a former Arizona prosecutor with over a decade of litigation experience. For years his firm has been devoted 100% to defending criminal, DUI, and Drug charges of all kinds. He will do what ever is possible to attempt to get the charges partially or completely dismissed. If this is not possible, he will work to negotiate lesser charges, and use all defenses possible in your case. James Novak will present compelling arguments and seek lesser penalties or order to obtain reduced sentencing and penalties and make every effort to get the best possible outcome in your case.

If you have been charged with any AZ drug charges including but not limited to drug possession, drug importation, drug cultivation, drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, drug paraphernalia, Drug Sales, Felony Drug charges, Dangerous Drugs, 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. Your Initial consultation is free and always confidential.

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The Law Office of James Novak defends charges for 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.