Under Arizona law, the penalties for a conviction related to drugs are severe. Our Phoenix attorney will fight to eliminate or reduce drug paraphernalia charges, and in the event of conviction, will seek alternate sentencing options such as diversion programs and substance abuse treatment.
Understanding The Arizona Laws
Under Arizona law, it is illegal to use or possess with the intention to use, drug paraphernalia. This includes items used to grow, harvest, manufacture, process, ingest or inhale illegal drugs. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, we will attempt to demonstrate that the implicated items were not associated with drug use or cultivation, in order to eliminate the charges against you. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer may also be able to attack the way in which the police obtained the "evidence" against you.
If convicted, possession of drug paraphernalia is a felony, punishable with jail time and heavy fines. For first or second convictions of nonviolent drug paraphernalia charges, Arizona law prohibits jail time, favoring probation.
When these conditions do not apply to your circumstances, we can attempt reduction of your current charges to a misdemeanor, or seek placement in a deferral or diversionary program in order to avoid jail time.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, contact an Arizona attorney experienced with the relevant laws. Schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.