Anybody that is facing a drug crime in Arizona must take steps to defend themselves against aggressive prosecutors. These charges can result in severe penalties, but the team at The Law Offices of John Phebus is ready to get to work on your behalf. Our Buckeye drug crimes lawyers have the experience you need to properly defend your rights in court.
Why turn to The Law Offices of John Phebus
Nobody charged with a drug crime in Buckeye should try to handle the case on their own. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, we are ready to defend you.
- We will bring more than 20 years of experience handling drug crimes cases in Buckeye and the surrounding areas to your case.
- Your attorney will handle every aspect of your case and will always be available to answer any questions you have.
- We are ready to offer a free and confidential initial consultation about your charges today.
Our law firm is experienced defending criminal cases in Arizona, contact us online to schedule a consultation in any of our office locations.
Drug crimes carry serious penalties
When looking at the type of drug charges a person can face in the Buckeye area, we will want to distinguish between the possession of drugs charges from the possession with intent to sell drugs.
Possession of drugs (A.R.S. 13.3401-13.3423) can result in serious consequences. However, a first-time offender charged with possession could end up with a judge requiring probation along with mandatory drug treatment and education programs. Yes, there is a possibility of jail or prison time for possession charges, but that will typically be reserved for second and subsequent offenses.
Charges of possession or transportation of drugs with the intention to sell them are covered under a separate set of laws (A.R.S. 13-3401(36)). In these cases, possession of the amounts (or more) of the drugs listed below will result in felony charges being filed:
- Marijuana: 2 pounds
- Heroin: 1 gram
- Meth: 9 grams
- LSD: ½ ml or 50 dosage units
- Crack: 750 mg
- PCP: 4 grams
In these cases, even first-time offenders face a mandatory minimum of 3 years in prison (up to 12.5 years). Second and subsequent offenses can result in a person receiving more than two decades in prison.
What Will Your Attorney do to Defend Your Drug Charges?
These cases can become incredibly complex, and there is virtually no way that a person facing drug charges can go up against prosecutors on their own. A skilled Buckeye drug crimes attorney will begin by gathering all evidence being used against you and then conduct their own investigation into your case. Some of the possible defenses (these are dependent on the facts of your case) could include:
- Disputing whether you had the intention to sell the drugs
- Disputing the amount of drugs you allegedly had
- Proving that the drugs were for medicinal or religious purposes
- Showing that there were police procedural errors in your case
- Proving that the drugs did not belong to you at all
Protecting Your Rights – Schedule a Consultation
If you or somebody you love is facing a drug crime in the state of Arizona, you must take steps to secure an experienced criminal defense attorney in Buckeye. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, we are ready to get to work on your behalf today. Our Buckeye drug crimes lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into the charges against you and formulate a sound defense strategy for your case. You can contact us online for a free case review or by calling (623) 847-7117. We serve clients in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona.