Chandler Drug Possession Attorney
The laws surrounding drug possession in Arizona can be difficult to understand. However, one thing is certain: If you are facing charges of drug possession in Chandler, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, our qualified and experienced Chandler criminal defense lawyers are ready to get to work on your behalf immediately. We know that the penalties for a drug possession conviction are far too serious to take lightly, so let us get to work investigating your case in an effort to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Why Choose A Chandler Drug Possession Lawyer From Ciccarelli Law Offices?
- At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, our qualified attorneys have extensive experience handling complex criminal defense cases throughout Arizona, including those revolving around drug charges.
- Lee Ciccarelli has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is rated by AVVO with its highest rating 10.0 (superb).
- Our team brings aggressiveness, advocacy, and experience to the fight against prosecutors to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome and results for your situation.
Possession And DUI Charges
Possession of such substances can also sometimes be intertwined with a DUI case, which our Chandler DUI defense lawyers are also prepared to help with.
Our chandler DUI lawyers also help with cases including:
- Aggravated DUI
- CDL DUI
- DUI penalties
- DUI testing
- DUI screening locations
- Marijuana DUI
- Illegal drug DUI
What Are The Consequences Of Drug Possession Charges In Chandler?
The drug laws in Arizona are complex, and the severity of a drug possession conviction will depend on the number of drugs a person is found to be in possession of. Possession with the intent to distribute or sell a narcotic in Arizona will result in much more severe penalties.
Marijuana Drug Possession
Arizona law distinguishes between the possession of marijuana and other illegal substances. In this state, marijuana possession is illegal, but officials have become more lenient with this particular drug. Under Arizona Proposition 200, we can see that first- and second-time non-violent marijuana possession offenders will not face any time in jail. In most situations, these individuals will be required to participate in diversion or education programs.
Possession of Other Narcotics in Arizona
When we look at the penalties surrounding the possession of drugs (aside from marijuana), we can see that the state of Arizona will use thresholds to determine the severity of the penalty. This means that if the statutory “thresholds” are met, then a person will have to serve mandatory time in prison. In Arizona, these thresholds are:
- 9 grams of methamphetamine
- 3/4 gram in rock form of crack cocaine
- 9 powdered grams of cocaine
- 4 grams or 50 milliliters of PCP
- 1/2 milliliter of LSD or 50 dosage units of blotter-form LSD
For any drug not included on this list, the threshold will be any amount of the drug that is valued at $1,000 or more. However, this monetary threshold is fairly arbitrary because the street value of narcotics tends to change values regularly.
Any person found in possession of less than these threshold amounts will be charged with personal use of the narcotic, and they will usually be eligible for probation and the requirement to attend education and drug treatment programs.
Call a Chandler Drug Possession Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love is facing charges of drug possession in or around the Chandler, Arizona area, contact the team at the Ciccarelli Law Offices for help as soon as possible. Our goal is to handle every aspect of your claim, and we will get to work immediately. Our Chandler drug possession attorneys will not back down from aggressive prosecutors, and we will take your case all the way to trial if necessary. We also help with other criminal charges such as domestic violence, which our Chandler domestic violence attorneys are happy to help with. Contact us or call (480) 725-6132 today.