Phoenix Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
Individuals in Phoenix Arizona can be prosecuted for drug paraphernalia. A criminal charge or arrest or citation for drug paraphernalia should not be ignored. One thing is certain about these situations: Any person facing a drug paraphernalia charge needs to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. If you are facing drug charges in Phoenix Arizona, contact us immediately for advice and representation. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, our team has the experience and resources necessary to fully investigate the charges against you. We know that the penalties for a conviction of drug crimes are too serious to be ignored, so let us get to work helping to get these charges reduced or dismissed.
We are an experienced team of trial attorneys determined to fight for you when you are facing charges for the possession or sale of a dangerous drug. Contact us now whether you are under suspicion, or the State of Arizona is targeting you and accusing you of drug delivery in the greater Phoenix metro area and the Valley of the Sun including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert & Scottsdale.
Choosing Experienced Lawyers that are ready to Fight for You When you are facing a Dangerous Drug Arrest in Phoenix Arizona
- Lee Ciccarelli & his team are experienced lawyers that lead a team ready to fight for you like you are family. It is in our DNA to have your back when you are facing drug charges.
- Understanding and Listening to our client and his family is as important as reviewing and attacking the prosecutor’s case and their evidence of a drug violation.
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Phoenix Dangerous Drug Paraphernalia Crimes
Now is the time for action and the time to make a difference when you or a family member is facing Drug Charges in Phoenix Arizona. Get help now if you are under suspicion for drug crimes or coming to terms with an arrest or incarceration pending bail. We understand that you are looking for the best Phoenix criminal lawyer for you and one that is respected and feared by the prosecutors. Contact us now for a Free Case Evaluation.
Acquisition of a Narcotic Drug or Marijuana, per A.R.S. 13-3408 (A)(6), occurs when a narcotic drug is obtained by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge. We normally see this case when there is a claim that a prescription was forged to obtain a narcotic drug. If you are facing this charge in Phoenix Arizona, contact our team now.
In Arizona, “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,” is defined under Arizona Revised Statute 13-3415 as “unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a drug.”
Among the possible scenarios would include a medical marijuana card though with the legalization of marijuana and the opening of dispensaries there may be a decrease in individuals be caught with a forged or fraudulent medical marijuana card. Identity Theft is also a common companion charge where an individual is accused of posing as a different person to secure a prescription of a narcotic drug/marijuana.
Drug Paraphernalia Penalties in Phoenix
If the drug being sold is one of the narcotic or dangerous drugs that qualifies as a Class 4 felony, then that will be the level of felony that the Acquisition charge will be placed at. If the drug is one that falls under a 6, such as marijuana in flower form then it will match the designation of a 6 in the actual charge. Class 4 felonies carry a presumptive prison term of 2.5 years. The super-mitigated term is 1 year in prison, and the super-aggravated term is 3.75 years in prison or, the judge can sentence an individual to probation, which includes a jail term of anywhere from zero days in jail up to 1 year in jail.
Another possibility is a “TASC” resolution. TASC is an Adult Deferred Prosecution Program which takes 3-6 months to complete. It will involve one (1) random urine test per month; one (1) three-hour drug and alcohol abuse education seminar held on a Saturday; and fees of anywhere from $300-$700. The TASC admissions people are very selective on whom they allow into these programs, and it is very important to have an experience attorney with you to help facilitate a “TASC offer”. At DM Cantor, our drug crime lawyers have dealt many times with the TASC admissions personnel and we can easily assist you from admission to completion of this program. Once it is complete, your record will reflect a total dismissal of the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge.
If a defendant has already undergone the TASC program, or they have been previously convicted of a drug charge, then they are deemed to be “TASC ineligible”. However, a person is still “Prop 200″ eligible if they only have one (1) prior low level drug conviction, or they have only done TASC one (1) prior time. A defendant is ineligible for “Prop 200″ probation only sentencing, and is susceptible to jail and or prison time if the prior drug conviction was for sale or transportation of drugs, promoting prison contraband, or driving while under the influence of drugs, or any methamphetamine drug related charges. Additionally, if the prosecutor does find that you have two prior felony drug convictions, regardless of the type, then they will not allow you to be Prop 200 eligible for a third offense.
If the defendant is not Prop 200 eligible, then he will be sentenced to a class six (6) felony conviction with the following:
If charged as a Class 6 felony, such as for flower marijuana, then the presumptive term in prison is 1 year, with a super-mitigated term being 4 months in prison, and the super-aggravated term being 2 years in prison. Again, the judge can determine that a probation sentence is warranted and sentence a person to probation with anywhere from zero days in jail up to 1 year in jail. Keep in mind, prison is day-for-day in custody, whereas jail time may be allowed to be served with work release or work furlough. Thereby allowing a person to be released 12 hours a day for 5 or 6 days during the week to attend work, school, or both.
If your drug charge happened outside of Phoenix, have no fear. We have skilled drug possession lawyers in Chandler that are happy to help.
Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Phoenix Require Action
You need lawyers that understand that in a crisis, you need a legal team with the courage and conviction to make a difference. Let Lee Ciccarelli and his team be there when you need them the most. You will find in our team of smart, aggressive Phoenix drug crimes lawyers, a will and desire to be aggressive and reasonable, thoughtful, and determined. It is in our DNA to have your back.
- The Ciccarelli Law Office is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those whose liberty is on the line when they face criminal accusations.
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Time for An Experienced Aggressive Phoenix Drug Paraphernalia Crimes Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love is facing drug paraphernalia charges in Phoenix or the surrounding areas of Arizona, contact an attorney for help with your case as soon as possible. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, our team is ready to fight for your rights against aggressive prosecutors and law enforcement officials.