Chandler Drug Crime Attorney
Drug Crimes in Chandler, AZ
Drug crimes refer to possession, cultivation or distribution of an illegal drug or narcotic. Distribution can mean selling, trading, bartering or otherwise providing these illegal drugs for another person or entity. Cultivation simply means the creation or preparation of these drugs. In the case of marijuana, cultivation would mean growing this drug. The penalties for drug crimes depend on a number of factors including the amount of substance in question and the type of substance that was found.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Chandler, Arizona, you could be facing serious penalties upon conviction, including a significant prison sentence. For example, if you are charged with possession (without intent to sell) of less than two pounds of marijuana then you could face one year in prison if you are convicted. Possession of more than four pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell or distribute is a class two felony and is punishable by five years in prison. Given the range of penalties and the factors which determine the range of penalties, it is important to consult with an experienced Chandler Criminal Defense Attorney who will be able to discuss the unique circumstances in your case and determine the best course of action in your case.
Drug Diversion Programs
There are certain circumstances where you may be eligible to participate in a drug diversion program in order to avoid a criminal conviction on your record. This is a program in which eligible participants can enroll, be assessed for treatment, complete drug education, substance abuse counseling and in some cases, support/group meetings as well as submit to drug testing. Upon successful completion of the diversion program, you will either have your charges dropped with no charges filed or your case will be dismissed. This is a beneficial alternative to prosecution as it enables you to avoid a felony conviction on your record while also saving government resources and provides an opportunity for treatment at the same time. Contact the Firm to discuss your legal options and determine if you might be eligible to participate in a diversion program.
In the event you do not successfully complete the diversion program, prosecution can be reinstated in your case. If that happens you could then be facing possible fines, jail time, probation and other potential consequences. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you navigate through the many nuances involved in resolving drug related charges.
Experienced & Aggressive Defense
Whether you are facing a first offense possession of marijuana case which might be diversion eligible, or a more serious drug sales case, this Firm has the experience in resolving all types of drug related criminal cases. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer with 20 years experience in handling all types of drug cases in most City, Justice and Superior Courts throughout the Phoenix area. He has a proven record of success, personally handles each case and fights vigorously to defend his clients in court in order to achieve the most favorable outcome possible.
This firm offers a free case evaluation for any pending criminal or DUI charge in Chandler and surrounding areas.