Chandler Drug Possession Attorney

Getting charged with possessing or distributing drugs is a serious offense. Law enforcement and prosecutors take these cases very seriously. If you or a loved one are facing drug charges, contact AZ Defenders immediately. Our qualified and experienced Chandler drug possession attorneys are going to handle all aspects of your case. You do not have to go through this alone.

Why Should You Hire a Chandler Drug Possession Lawyer?

Drug possession and sales charges in Chandler can become complex, but the team at AZ Defenders is ready to get to work on your behalf.

  • Our Chandler drug possession lawyers understand how intimidating the criminal justice system in Arizona can be, which is why we stand with you throughout your entire case.
  • Our legal team is ready and willing to go to court to stand up for your rights and ensure you are treated fairly.
  • We bring over 20 years of combined legal experience and a history of success to each case our law firm takes on.

Drug Possession Lawyer Chandler

Drug Possession & Distribution Laws In Chandler

While there is a difference between drug possession charges and drug distribution/sale charges, the difference will typically revolve around certain “threshold amounts” as defined under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-3401(36). The list here describes the amount of each type of drug a person that person must have in their possession to be charged with the intention to sell:

  • Marijuana – two pounds
  • Heroin – one gram
  • Cocaine – nine grams
  • Crack – 750 milligrams
  • PCP – four grams or 50 milliliters (liquid)
  • Methamphetamine/Amphetamine – nine grams
  • LSD – 50 dosage units (blotter form) or one-half milliliter (liquid form)

Charges of possession (less than the threshold amount) will likely result in a less serious penalty upon conviction (possibly probation and a drug class requirement for a first-time offender). However, when a person is found to be in possession with any of the drugs listed above the threshold limit amount, they could face serious penalties, including a mandatory prison term of 3 years to 12.5 years for a first offense. Any subsequent drug offense could result in a prison sentence of more than two decades.

Why Do You Need An Attorney For This Case?

Drug charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement officials and prosecutors in Arizona. Regardless of whether you have been charged with possession of drugs or with selling drugs, you need to secure a skilled Chandler criminal defense lawyer immediately. Your attorney is your lifeline, and they will work to build a solid defense on your behalf. For these cases, some of the possible defenses could include:

  • That you did not possess the “threshold amount”
  • The drugs were for personal use only
  • That you had no intention of selling drugs
  • You were unaware that there were drugs in your possession
  • The drugs were not yours
  • The drugs were for medicinal or religious purposes

Don’t Hesitate, Contact AZ Defenders Immediately

If you are aware of serious drug charges against you or a loved one in Arizona, seek assistance from a skilled criminal defense attorney today. At AZ Defenders, we pledge to get to the bottom of this case. Our goal is to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf, which could include a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you. Let our Chandler and Phoenix drug possession attorneys get to work on your behalf today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.