Although marijuana has been legalized for medical purposes in Arizona, it is still an illegal drug for any other purpose. It is a felony to possess, use, sell, produce, transport for sale, import, or transfer marijuana in this state. If you are facing charges of a marijuana crime, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced Phoenix marijuana defense attorney as soon as possible. Call AZ Defenders for dedicated advocacy and experienced representation.
Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-3405, it is unlawful to knowingly:
As stated in the statute:
Penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use depend in part on the amount possessed. Possession offenses can often be reduced to a class one misdemeanor with the help of an experienced drug crimes lawyer. In addition, you may be able to attend and complete a diversion or education program and have the charges dismissed.
Proposition 200 prevents nonviolent first and second-offense drug users from being sentenced to jail time. After a third conviction, however, you may be facing incarceration. Sale of marijuana and possession with intent to sell come with harsh penalties, including large fines and prison terms.
If you have been arrested and charged with a marijuana crime in Phoenix or anywhere in the state, contact AZ Defenders right away. We have in-depth knowledge of marijuana laws and the criminal justice system in Arizona, and we will raise every possible defense against the charges.