Types of Drug Crimes
Arizona Drug Laws are some of the toughest in the county. The Arizona Prosecution egregiously pursues drug charge convictions. Although the Arizona drug laws may be complex, the drugs themselves are classified in a simple way, and into three basic types: Dangerous Drugs, Narcotic Drugs, and Marijuana. In Drug Convictions, the Judge considers certain factors for sentencing. These factors include drug type, drug classification; drug crime; quantity of the drug; prior drug convictions; and prior criminal record of any kind..Arizona Drug Classifications – A.R.S. 13: 3401 to 13-3461
Arizona generally classifies its drugs by three main types. Examples are provided for illustration purposes only and are not all inclusive.
- Dangerous drugs: LSD, ecstasy, methamphetamines or meth, steroids, hallucinogenic substances, clonazepam, lorazepam
- Narcotic Drugs: cocaine, heroin, opium, morphine, oxycodone
- Marijuana in all Forms: Pot, weed, grass, cannabis,
There are a wide variety of common drug illegal drugs and drug charges. Some can be classified as felonies, and some are classified as misdemeanor charges. Some are charged in addition or in combination with other drug, DUI or criminal charges. Below are examples of common types of charges in Arizona and defended by The Law Office of James Novak in Maricopa County. The following Drug Charges may apply in combination to any or all of the drugs listed below including but not limited to:
Drug Use, Possession, Sale, Distribution, Trafficking, Importation, Possession with Intent to sell, Manufacturing, Cultivation, Transportation, Smuggling
- Synthetic Marijuana
- Illegal Drugs
- Dangerous Drugs
- Narcotics, Importation of narcotics, Possession
- Fraudulent Prescriptions - Prescription Drugs
- Drug Paraphernalia
If you are arrested or face any type of drug charges in Phoenix AZ or Maricopa County, it is important that you consult and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who defends drug charges frequently. A good criminal defense attorney understands their complexities, the current laws, and what defenses historically have rendered successful outcomes for Arizona drug Charges.
When choosing an Attorney to defend you, for your drug charges, you should also make sure that attorney defends drug charges frequently in the court which you have been instructed to appear. The Law Office of James Novak, Drug Charge defense lawyer defends drug charges throughout greater Phoenix AZ, including, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe Gilbert, Scottsdale, and surrounding cities within Maricopa County.
The Law Office of James Novak exclusively defends Drug Charges, DUI Charges and other Criminal charges within Maricopa County. He is a former prosecutor, and experienced trial defense lawyer. Call (480) 413-1499 today for your free initial consultation.
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