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Marijuana Lawyers in Phoenix

What Are Arizona’s Marijuana Laws? Is It Legal?

Marijuana possession is the number one drug crime offense in the United States. Although the cultivation and use of medical marijuana has been legalized for registered Arizonians since 2010, any other form of possession, production, distribution or trafficking is strictly outlawed. Almost 10% of Arizona's population is comprised of regular marijuana users. Nearly 22,000 people are arrested for marijuana drug offenses per year and the majority being for simple possession.

If you have been arrested for a marijuana-related drug crime, hire a Phoenix drug crime attorney immediately to start building your defense. Contact us today!

Penalties for Marijuana Drug Crimes

All drug crimes involving marijuana are listed in the Arizona Revised Statutes (2011) §13-3405, along with their relative penalties. Any marijuana offense will result in a $750 fine or three times the value of the marijuana in question (whichever is greater), as well as a prison sentence.

The length of the sentence varies depending on the amount of marijuana involved. Possession of marijuana is between a class 6 and a class 4 felony. Possession for sale could be as serious as a class 2 felony, as could the transport, importation or sale of the drug. Prison sentences for such felony charges could be anywhere from 6 months to 10 years, so don't take chances!

Recent Successes in Marijuana Cases

A significant amount of the cases that we take on involve marijuana. Whether it is possession of marijuana or possession for sale, there are significant penalties on the line. MayesTelles PLLC is dedicated to putting forth our full efforts when taking on any type of drug case and we have had extensive success.

Some of our most recent successes include:

  • Possession of Marijuana (Felony 6) Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana for Sale (Felony 2) Reduced to Probation Order
  • Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana for Sale (Felony 2) Dismissed
  • Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Marijuana for Sale (Felony 2) Dismissed

Both the state and federal governments are eager to reduce the number of marijuana drug crimes in the country, making them eager to convict an alleged offender. Facing a Phoenix drug possession charge? To avoid a wrongful conviction for a drug crime, hire a Phoenix drug lawyer from MayesTelles PLLC for experienced and tireless defense. Attorney Mayes has extensive experience in Arizona trial cases, and Attorney Telles was a former prosecutor who could anticipate your opponent's strategies. Learn how we could fight for you by consulting with a member of our team or filling out our online case evaluation. Your initial consultation is free and we offer flexible payment plans to ensure that our services remain affordable.

Contact a Phoenix marijuana lawyer today!

We've Won Thousands of Cases

  • Multiple Felony Drug Charges

    Our client, T.J., faced one count of possession of dangerous drugs (a class 4 felony) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia (a class 6 felony). We were able to get the case dismissed. Location: Yuma County Superior Court

  • Client Faced Domestic Violence & Drug Charges

    Location: Mesa Municipal Court Our client, C.W., was facing a disorderly conduct (domestic violence) charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. MayesTelles PLLC was able to achieve an entire case dismissal.

  • Client Facing Multiple Felony Drug Counts

    Location: Maricopa County Superior Court Our client, T.C., was facing 2 counts of "Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale" (Methamphetamine) – a class 2 felony, 2 counts of "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia" – a class 6 felony, and a count of probation violation. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get this entire case dismissed.

  • Narcotic Drug Violation (Felony 4)

    Our client was charged with the fourth degree felony of a Narcotic Drug Violation. We were able to achieve a case dismissal.

  • Possession of Marijuana for Sale

    Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana for Sale, a felony of the second degree. We were able to get his sentence reduced to probation only.

  • Felony 2 Marijuana Charge

    MayesTelles represented a client charged with Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana for Sale, a Felony 2 in Arizona. We were able to get our client's case dismissed.

Why Choose MayesTelles PLLC?

  • Nearly 200 Years of Combined Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Available to Our Clients 24/7
  • Former Prosecutors & Law Enforcement
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys

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