When it comes to drug crimes, there are countless kinds of offenses that could be committed. Depending on the offense and the drug in question, penalties for such crimes can be varies, as well. It is important to have a basic understanding of these charges and their consequences in case you or someone you love is ever accused of such a crime. Also, anyone who has already been arrested should educate themselves on their charges and consult with a Phoenix drug crime attorney to discuss their options for defense.

Searching for an attorney for a drug charge in Phoenix? At MayesTelles PLLC, we have a thorough understanding of criminal procedures, including trial and prosecution. With such well-rounded experience, our legal team is adequately prepared to defend you if you have been charged with a drug crime. To help you get started, read below for information regarding some of the most common types of drug crime charges in Arizona. Then, after you've learned the basics, call our offices for a free consultation on your case. We could provide the aggressive representation that you need to fight your charges.


If any type of illegal substance is found on someone's person or in a car, house, office, building or another location where they stashed it, they are guilty of possession. Upon conviction, the individual could face time in jail. According the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3405, marijuana possession can be classified between a class 6 and a class 4 felony. Possession of dangerous drugs (§13-3407) or narcotics (§13-3408) is a class 4 felony, as well. A class 6 felony could result in a one-year prison sentence, and a class 4 felony could incur a sentence of 2.5 years in prison. A person could also be charged with the crime of possession with intent to distribute, or with possession for sale. Need an attorney for drug possession in Phoenix? Call our firm right away!


Transporting, transferring and selling marijuana, narcotics or dangerous drugs is a class 2 felony in Arizona (marijuana distribution could also be a class 3 felony if the amount is less than two pounds) . As a class 2 felony, the penalty could be as many as five years in prison. Trafficking is penalized in the same manner.


In smuggling or transportation cases involving larger amounts of drugs, the U.S. Government could become involved. At this point, it is a federal crime and the consequences could be much harsher.

Agencies such as the FBI handle federal drug investigations and they have virtually unlimited resources when it comes to finding and apprehending offenders.


As you can see, drug crime charges can be extremely serious. Don't wait another minute to hire a defense lawyer if you have been arrested for any kind of drug offense. Need a lawyer for drug charges in Phoenix? Look for the an experienced drug attorney familiar with these types of cases. At MayesTelles PLLC, our attorneys have handled numerous trial cases across the state of Arizona and have experience in prosecution.

To find out how we could use these qualities in your defense, call our offices for a free case evaluation. Consult with a Phoenix drug charge lawyer right away to begin building your defense.

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