Breaking Down Arizona's Transportation of Drugs Statute
According to Arizona Statute 13-3407 subsection A, paragraph 7, it is illegal for anyone to transport dangerous drugs for the purpose of selling, transferring, or offering to sell. It is also illegal to import drugs into Arizona or offer to transport drugs. Subsection B, paragraph 7 states that anyone who was proven to violate the laws pertaining to drug transportation is considered guilty of a class 2 felony.
If a person violates subsection A, paragraph 7 and the drug involved is methamphetamine, the sentence may include:
- Minimum – 5 years
- Presumptive – 10 years
- Maximum – 15 years
There are aggravating and mitigating factors that can alter the number of years a convicted suspect will need to serve in prison. For instance, a person who was previously convicted of a drug transportation violation may face extended prison times for a second or subsequent conviction. These may increase to a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years.
Along with a prison sentence, a conviction can also result in a large fine and other penalties. The amount and type of the drug can be determining factors in how harsh the penalties are.
If you are arrested for drug transportation, it is important to hire someone who can help you better understand the charges you face. Having a Phoenix drug crime lawyer can go a long way to helping you defend your rights in the court of law.
At MayesTelles PLLC, we have extensive experience in drug crime cases. We are well aware of what the courts look for when seeking a conviction and we know how to combat the allegations against you. Call our firm today to discuss the details of your case and learn what options you have. We have attorneys who are former prosecutors. We know both sides of the courtroom and can utilize this knowledge on your behalf.