Gilbert Drug Possession and Sales Defense

Being accused of possessing or selling drugs can be a confusing, stressful, and worrisome experience. As soon as you are made aware of pending drug charges against you or a loved one, it is time to speak to an attorney. At AZ Defenders, our skilled and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. The goal of our Gilbert drug possession attorney is to level the playing field and provide a vigorous defense of your case.

Why Consider the Legal Team at AZ Defenders?

Drug charges must be taken seriously, as they can negatively affect every aspect of your life. At AZ Defenders, we have the resources and experience necessary to get you through this difficult time.

  • Our attorneys are well-respected members of the Arizona legal community. AZ Defenders’ founder, Craig Rosenstein, is a board member of the Arizona Justice Project.
  • We offer dedicated service to every client by taking the time to talk to them about every aspect of their case.
  • Over more than twenty years, we have built a reputation as one of the most aggressive criminal defense firms in the country. We are prepared and willing to take a case to trial to stand up for a client’s rights.

Drug Possession and Distribution Charges Have Severe Penalties

When discussing drug possession and drug sale charges, we need to talk about “threshold amounts” that are included under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-3401(36). Anyone found with the amount of drugs listed below (or more), will face charges of possessing drugs with the intention to sell them:

  • 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)

Those who are arrested and charged with possessing drugs could face prison time but may be offered probation and a requirement to attend drug treatment programs if it is their first offense. This, however, will require help from a skilled Gilbert criminal defense lawyer to arrange.

When a person is facing drug sale charges, they could face the following penalties as prescribed by state law:

  • A mandatory prison term of 3 years to 12.5 years for a first offense
  • A prison sentence of up to 23.25 years for a second drug offense
  • Up to 25 years for a third drug offense

How Does An Attorney Help You Face Drug Charges In Gilbert?

A Gilbert drug sale and possession attorney is invaluable in these cases. These charges require extensive investigation, and your attorney may choose to employ a range of defenses depending on the facts of the case. This could include:

  • A dispute over the amount of drugs a person had
  • That there were police procedure errors
  • That the drugs were not yours
  • There was no intention of selling any drugs
  • That the drugs were for medicinal or religious purposes

We Are Ready To Help You Through This

You should not try to handle charges of drug possession or distribution on your own. At AZ Defenders, we are going to help you get through this. With the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the police and prosecutors, you can ensure we will mount a solid defense on your behalf. Our Gilbert drug possession attorney will fully investigate the case against you and get to work defending you today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.