criminal Law

Drug crime

At Armour legal, our experienced attorneys can be the representation you need if you have recently been charged with a drug crime. Our attorneys have your best interest to help you understand what your rights are and what steps to take. Don’t fight alone. Drug crimes categorize into the use, possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing. Drug-related offenses range in the state of Arizona and the seriousness of each charge may vary depending on the amount, type of drug, and intent.

Drug possession Paraphernalia

It is illegal to carry illegal substances and in Arizona, the laws and penalties for possession are under sections ( § 13-3402 and § 13-3403) and is charged as a class 6 felony. Possession of any kind of product/ device or anything that can be used for smoking, intersecting, and making an illegal drug can result in arrest, jail sentences, fines, etc. Jail time depends on the type of drug and how much was in your possession. It is important that a drug attorney helps in your case as you can see your options.

Drug possession - Marijuana

While many states in the United States have legalized marijuana, in Arizona it is still illegal. Possession can include marijuana flowers/buds, wax, the concentrates, and edibles. A charge for possession of marijuana can depend on the amount of marijuana found at the arrest and how many drug charges you’ve had in the past that is why it is important to know your rights with the right representation. Potential punishments under the A.R.S. § 13-3405 can be a class 6 felony if you are found with less than two pounds. A class 5 felony if you are between two and four pounds. Class 4 felony if more than 4 pounds found.  

Drug transportation or sales

When charged for drug sale or transportation in Arizona law can be unclear and the penalties can last a life-time. Dangerous drugs (A.R.S. § 13-3407) and narcotic drugs (A.R.S. § 13-3408) found with any amount is a Class 2 felony. Marijuana found with less than 2 pounds is a Class 3 felony (A.R.S. § 13-3405). Marijuana with more than 2 pounds found is a Class 2 felony. Arizona law has thresholds to determine between drug possession for personal use and the intent to sell. Some of the most common threshold amounts are

  • Marijuana – 2 pounds  plus  
  • Methamphetamine – 9 Grams
  • Powered Grams of cocaine – 9 grams 
  • Cocaine ¾ gram in rock – 9 Grams 
  • Heroin – 1 gram 
  • LSD – ½ millimeter / 50 dosage units

Manufacture of Drugs

In the State of Arizona it is illegal to manufacture drugs with penalties of several years of imprisonment. The different types of drug manufacturing charges are – Prescription drugs ( A.R.S. §13-3406 ) – Dangerous Drugs (A.R.S. §13-3407) – Narcotic drugs (A.R.S. §13-3408). Charges can also include being in possession of drug manufacturing equipment or known as meth labs. 

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