Drug Crimes

Prescott Drug Crimes Lawyer

Defending Against Drug Crimes in Prescott, Gilbert, Yavapai, & Maricopa County

Drug crime arrests and charges are among the most common criminal cases in Arizona. Whether it involves marijuana, another dangerous street drug, or a prescription medication obtained illegally, you may be faced with not only one charge but multiple charges that could end up giving you a permanent criminal record. These crimes range from simple possession to large-scale drug trafficking to manufacturing methamphetamine in chemical labs. In any of these situations, if you believe you are the target of an investigation, your first step should be to retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. 

At Signature Law Group, you can turn to a Prescott, AZ drug crimes attorney who has substantial experience and served as a Yavapai County prosecutor before going into private practice. Our attorney has handled thousands of criminal cases, including those involving clients facing all types of drug charges, from simple misdemeanors to serious felony charges. That is the kind of experience that can make a difference when facing off against aggressive prosecutors whose sole aim is to punish you with incarceration, heavy fines, and long terms of probation. Our firm is here to give you the carefully-prepared defense and unwavering advocacy needed in all drug crime cases. 

Types of Drug Crimes in Arizona

Arizona drug laws outline what dangerous drugs are, the different unlawful activities connected with them, and the penalties you face upon a conviction. 

Drug crimes can include the following:

  • Drug possession 
  • Possession for sale
  • Drug manufacturing or cultivation
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription fraud
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Conspiracy

In many cases, you may face multiple charges, such as possession of both marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. How you are charged will depend on:

  • The type of drugs involved
  • The quantity of drugs involved
  • Whether it is a first offense or subsequent offense
  • Whether you face one or multiple charges
  • Whether your case involves aggravated circumstances, such as selling drugs near schools and playgrounds, using deadly weapons, and more, or whether mitigating circumstances apply that could reduce penalties

Unfortunately, most drug crimes are charged as felonies in our state which can lead to steep penalties, including years in prison, fines, and probation. Personal possession and use of drugs are among the least serious drug crimes. For example, more than one ounce up to two and a half ounces of marijuana is considered a petty offense that only results in a fine of up to $300. However, possession of two and a half ounces but less than two pounds is considered a felony punishable by six months up to a year and a half in jail with a fine that could range up to $150,000. 

Contact Our Drug Crimes Attorney in Prescott Today

Drug crimes can seriously impact your life in terms of criminal as well as collateral penalties. Moving forward in life with a criminal record reduces life opportunities, from employment choices to professional licenses, educational loans, and more. In some cases involving personal possession only, you may be eligible for mandatory probation instead of jail time. To ensure that your case is handled thoroughly with all available options explored, you should rely on our drug offense lawyers near you from Signature Law Group. 

Learn more about your case and what can be done to fight charges in a confidential consultation with our Prescott drug crimes attorney. Contact Signature Law Group via message or at (928) 842-8522.

Arizona Drug Crime FAQ

What should I do if I've been charged with a drug crime in Prescott, AZ?

If you've been charged with a drug crime in AZ, it's crucial to seek legal advice immediately. Contact Signature Law Group, PLLC, to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Prescott drug crime lawyers. We'll review your case, explain your rights, and help you understand your legal options moving forward.

How can a drug crime lawyer help me defend against drug charges?

A skilled drug crime lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in defending against drug charges. We'll conduct a thorough investigation of your case, challenge the prosecution's evidence, and explore all possible defenses to protect your rights and interests. Whether negotiating a plea deal or representing you in court, we'll work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What are the potential consequences of a drug conviction in Arizona?

The consequences of a drug conviction in Arizona can be severe and may include fines, probation, mandatory drug treatment programs, community service, and incarceration. Additionally, a drug conviction can have long-term consequences, such as a criminal record that may impact employment, housing, and other opportunities. It's essential to have experienced legal representation to minimize the potential consequences of a drug conviction.

How much does it cost to hire a drug crime lawyer from Signature Law Group, PLLC?

At Signature Law Group, PLLC, we understand that legal fees can be a concern for our clients. We offer transparent pricing and competitive rates for our legal services. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss our fee structure and provide you with a clear understanding of the costs involved in hiring a drug crime lawyer to represent you.

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