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Drug Offenses

Arizona Drug Crimes Attorney

If you are charged with a drug offense, you should understand, drug offenses can be of two varieties which carry different sentencing ranges and different statutory requirements. Personal-Use Drug Offenses differ from For-Sale Drug Offenses. Both can be charged in state and/or in federal court and both can carry significant immigration consequences as well as the possibility of preventing the ability to collect future governmental benefits. If you are facing drug charges, you want an experienced Drug Crimes Attorney to navigate you through the system and help you evaluate the specific issues in your case and your circumstances to determine which course of action is best for you. As a seventeen year attorney, I have handled and tried drug crimes that span the horizon from misdemeanor possession of marijuana through large scale manufacture, transportation, sale and massive conspiracy drug sale cases with criminal enterprises in local, state, and federal court.

Experienced Drug Search and Seizure Lawyer

If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, I will conduct a thorough review of your case, your circumstances and the likely consequences of conviction for you. I will also delve into the particular facts of your case including the circumstance of your arrest, any confession or statements and the search and the seizure of evidence in your case. Because I am a solo practitioner, I will not pass you on to an associate attorney but will discuss with you directly the issues in your case, the likely outcome and help you to make an informed decision on which path to pursue, whether that be aggressive plea negotiations, litigation of search and seizure issues, Miranda and voluntariness issues, or trial to a judge or jury.

TASC Diversion Attorney and Proposition 200 Defense Attorney

Plea negotiations and plea possibilities can vary depending on the amount of drugs alleged to have been possessed and the strength of other legal and factual issues in any given case. Possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use, possession of drug paraphernalia, or more serious cases can sometimes be pled down or resolved through diversion agreements. A diversion agreement gives you the possibility to have your case dismissed in its entirety if you enter into and successfully complete a drug counseling or treatment program. Alternatively, a person may be entitled to protection under Proposition 200 where that person is guaranteed probation with drug education and treatment as opposed to incarceration or jail. After careful review of your case and consideration of your goals, I will attempt to secure you a diversion or mandatory probation resolution if doing so is in your best interests and feasible given the circumstances presented or created through discovery and litigation.

Aggressive Drug Conspiracy Defense Attorney

Drug sale charges, drug conspiracy charges, and drug criminal enterprise charges, depending on the type of drug (methamphetamine) or amount of drug (over the statutory threshold) may require mandatory prison if a person is convicted as charged. In those cases, if trial is not feasible or litigation of pre-trial issues does not result in reduction or elimination of charges, aggressive plea negotiation may be key to minimizing consequences and working out the best option for your circumstances. As a criminal defense attorney having tried over ninety cases, I have the expertise to try a complex wire tap drug conspiracy trial in state or federal court while also the where-with-all to determine when aggressive plea negotiation is the better route to pursue.

Contact Experienced Drug Charges Lawyer

For a free consultation to discuss your drug charges. I can be reached via email or by telephone at (602) 795-0770.