Facing a possession charge in Arizona can mean severe consequences if convicted. Possession of any controlled substance is a felony, no matter how small the amount. This means if you are convicted of the drug crime of possession, you will be facing the penalties of that specific offense in Arizona, and will have a felony conviction on your criminal record. A skilled Mesa criminal defense attorney can inform you of your rights and may be able to help you avoid a conviction through diversion, plea negotiation or trial.Drug Possession Charges and Penalties in a Conviction
Sentencing will vary depending upon the type and amount of drug found in your possession. An experienced attorney understands the complexities and potential legal defenses that may arise in drug cases and will do a thorough review and investigation of your case to determine the best course of action. With the assistance of a competent attorney it may be possible to structure a diversion resolution, get the charges dismissed, or reduced to a lesser charge. Charges of possession commonly involve:
- Crystal meth – methamphetamine
- Prescription-only drugs
- Narcotic drugs
Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, and provided that there were no minors or weapons or meth involved, you were not found near a protected area (park or school) and you have no prior convictions, you may be eligible for a deferred sentence or a diversion program. The attorney will pursue all legal options available, through the course of his case investigation and negotiations with the prosecutor. Call the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who will fight vigorously to resolve your case under the most favorable terms possible.
Contact a Mesa drug crime attorney today to schedule a free initial case evaluation.