Even a First Time Drug Charge Is a Felony Offense in Arizona
The state of Arizona weighs the potential dangers posed by drug crimes very heavily, so unlike other states where a first time drug charge may end up being filed as a misdemeanor, a first time drug charge in Arizona often will lead to felony charges. The type of drug used in the commission of the crime, whether it was marijuana, heroin, cocaine or another type of dangerous drug, will also have a direct impact on the extent and severity of the charges being filed and the penalties an individual will face upon conviction. Any individual arrested or charged with a drug crime can expect to have local law enforcement and the prosecution employ all resources at their disposal to help obtain a conviction and ensure that maximum penalties are enforced.
We understand that being arrested for a first time drug charge in Phoenix can be a very frightening experience. You may not have had any prior run-ins with the law and yet here you are facing felony charges. A conviction for a first time drug charge will go on your permanent criminal record, and can have a negative effect on your personal and professional life. If you have been arrested on a first time drug charge in Phoenix the most effective way for you to fight the charges you face, and avoid a conviction, is to hire an experienced drug lawyer to aggressively defend your rights.
Over the years MayesTelles PLLC has helped numerous clients successfully avoid conviction on first time drug charges. Our firm is committed to providing clients with the one-on-one personalized service their case deserves. No two cases are alike, which is why we take the time necessary to craft a unique defense strategy geared to address their specific charges. Our goal is to help the individual to gain any possible advantage. To find out how we may be able to help you get your first time drug charged reduced, dismissed or to achieve an acquittal at trial, contact a Phoenix drug lawyer at our firm right away.