Serious Drug Offense

Defense Attorney for “Serious Drug” Charges in Arizona

“Serious Drug Offense”& “Serious Drug Offender”

Arizona Serious Drug Offense Laws | Charges | Penalties | Definitions | Defense

“Serious Drug Offense Charges” in Arizona

The State of Arizona egregiously prosecutes serious drug crimes and serious drug offenders. The State and Prosecution work closely with law enforcement agencies to get convictions. If you are charged with a “serious drug offense” in Maricopa County, your future and freedom are in jeopardy. Convictions for these crimes will expose you to lifetime prison sentences if convicted. These are not the type of charges you want to challenge on your own. In absence of an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney is giving up your future to the prosecution and accepting some of the most severe penalties under Arizona Law. In order to challenge such charges, you should consult James Novak, Arizona criminal and drug defense lawyer, and trial defense lawyer at (480) 413-1499. He defends these charges on a regular basis, with proven results. He will tailor and build a solid defense strategy based on the unique circumstances in your case.

Serious Drug Offense Penalties

Basically, a person convicted of a serious drug offense, tried as an adult over the age of 18, and who has a pattern of this conduct, potentially faces life in prison. Further, they may not be eligible for sentence suspension, probation, pardon or release from imprisonment for 25 years.

Definition of “Serious Drug Offender” in Arizona

A “Serious Drug Offender” is defined under A.R.S. 13-3410 and means the following (Paraphrased and briefed for simplicity. Refer to law for exact language):

  1. A defendant over 18 years old tried for serious drug charges as an adult and has a pattern of committing serious drug offense violations;
  2. The Serious drug offense (s) constitute and exceed $25,0000 in their annual income;
  3. The Serious drug crime was committed in association with an “enterprise” as defined in section A.R.S. 13-2301 D,2; and
  4. The Serious drug crime violates at least three criminal acts that have the same or similar nature and are related by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated events.
Definition of “Serious Drug Offense” in Arizona

"Serious drug offense" is defined under Arizona Law A.R.S. 13-3410 D 1 means: (Cited in part)

"Serious drug offense" means (Paraphrased) violations including attempt or conspiracy to commit a crime as follows:

  1. Section 13-3404.01 - Involves possession for use or sale of precursor or regulated chemicals , substances, or equipment;
  2. Section 13-3405 - Pertaining to transportation of Marijuana;
  3. Section 13-3407 - Pertaining to sale, manufacturing, acquisition, or transport of dangerous drugs;
  4. Section 13-3408 - Pertaining to marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs and their use, possession manufacturing of narcotic drugs that equal or exceed the Arizona statutory “Threshold Amount”.
  5. Section 13-3406 - Felony violations resulting from unlawful use, possession, acquisition, sale, manufacture, of Prescription-only drugs;
  6. Section 13-3409 - This relates to the involvement, engagement or endangerment of minors in any drug crimes. This applies to drug offense conduct that involves preparation, sales, possession, use, hiring, or employment whether or not the transaction is completed or not.
Serious Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with committing a “serious drug offense” in Arizona You should contact the Law Office of James Novak as soon as possible. James Novak is a former Maricopa County criminal, DUI & drug offense prosecutor and experienced trial defense attorney. If retained he will defend your charges; make sure your rights have not been violated or will not be violated; fight to protect your future and freedom; and challenge unjust charges and constitutional rights violations to keep you from being sentenced to life in prison or other such harsh penalties. If you have recently been charged with a “serious drug offense” in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe, or surrounding cities you should consult the James Novak, serious drug crimes defense attorney in Arizona as soon as possible for a free consultation at (480) 413-1499. He will personally discuss your charges and defense options to help you resolve the charges.

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