Drug Possession


Experienced Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Arizona

Drug possession is a serious crime in Arizona. You could face jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. At Jacobo Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to providing aggressive legal representation to individuals facing these charges. Our Chandler drug possession attorneys will review the details of your case, help you understand your legal options, and fight to protect your rights and future.

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What is Drug Possession?

Drug possession transpires when an individual knowingly possesses a controlled substance without a valid prescription. In Arizona, controlled substances include illegal drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription medications without a valid prescription.

Possession can be actual, where the drugs are found on the person, or constructive, where they are within the individual's control, such as in their car or residence. The severity of the charges often depends on the particular type and quantity of the controlled substance involved.

What are the Penalties For Drug Possession in Arizona?

Arizona has strict laws when it comes to drug possession, and the penalties vary based on factors such as the type and amount of the controlled substance, prior criminal history, and whether the individual intended to distribute the drugs.

For misdemeanor drug possession, penalties may include fines, probation, mandatory drug education programs, and a potential jail sentence. Felony drug possession, especially with the intent to distribute, carries more severe consequences, including substantial fines and lengthy prison sentences.

Additionally, Arizona has a "zero-tolerance" policy for certain drugs, meaning any amount of these substances can result in felony charges. Convictions for drug possession can have long-lasting consequences, affecting employment opportunities, housing, and personal relationships.

How to Defend Against Drug Possession Charges

Some common defenses against drug possession may include:

  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: If law enforcement had violated your Fourth Amendment rights by executing an illegal search or seizure, any evidence obtained could be deemed inadmissible in court.
  • Lack of Knowledge: If you were ignorant that the drugs were in your possession, it may be a valid defense. This is particularly relevant in cases where multiple individuals have access to the same space, such as a vehicle.
  • Valid Prescription: If you had a valid prescription for the controlled substance, you may have a complete defense against drug possession charges.
  • Crime Lab Analysis: Challenging the accuracy of crime lab analysis and questioning the reliability of the testing procedures can be a practical defense strategy.

Contact Our Drug Possession Attorney in Chandler Today

If you or a loved one is facing drug possession charges, don't navigate the legal process alone. At Jacobo Law Firm, PLLC, we bring experience and a strategic approach to every case we handle. Our Chandler drug possession lawyer protects your rights and advocates for the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us begin building a robust defense for your case. Your future is our priority.

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