Drug laws in Arizona are complex and rely heavily on the circumstances of your case. For instance, the amount of drugs you were found in possession with will determine whether you will be charged with simply the possession of the drug versus an elevated offense, possession with the intent to distribute. A distinction such as this is highly important to the outcome of your case. This is why it is critical to hire an experienced attorney. Van Norman Law has handled drug offense cases for over 20 years and can help you understand your rights and the charges brought against you.
The type of drug you are found with also determines whether you will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. If you are found in possession with a “dangerous drug,” such as LSD (acid), methamphetamine or many prescription drugs then you could be faced with a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months of jail time and fines up to $2,500. Strictly controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin and most opiates, are classified as “narcotics.” Illegally possessing narcotics is a Class 5 felony and is subject to a greater sentence.
Van Norman Law is experienced with Arizona drug possession laws and will guide you in your defense and plea options. Our main goal is to assist you in obtaining a more favorable outcome.