Narcotic drug crimes are felony offenses carrying serious penalties in Arizona. If you have been arrested for or charged with such a crime in Phoenix, Arizona, contact AZ Defenders as soon as possible. Our Phoenix drug crime defense lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the people we serve.
Drugs are classified in specific categories, such as stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens. Narcotics are a type of drug with the potential to be addictive. They work in the body by binding to pain receptors in the nervous system. Common illegal narcotic drugs in Arizona include:
Narcotic drug crime law in our state is covered under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-3408. This statute prohibits knowingly:
Under the narcotic drug crime statute, knowing:
Penalties for narcotic drug crimes vary depending upon the crime and any prior convictions. For example, a first-time offender with no criminal record convicted of possession or use of a narcotic drug may face fines, probation, and drug rehabilitation. However, Proposition 200, which serves to shield first-time offenders from incarceration, does not apply, and a person may be facing prison time for conviction of:
Narcotic drug crimes carry severe criminal penalties. For most of these crimes, even first-time offenders are facing the possibility of prison time. If you have been arrested for or charged with a narcotic drug crime, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced Phoenix drug crimes defense attorney at the earliest opportunity. Contact AZ Defenders to schedule a free consultation.