Drug crimes in Arizona have serious consequences. If convicted you could face lengthy probation, large fines, jail, or even prison. The attorneys and staff at the AZ Defenders have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys include former state, county, and city prosecutors who have successfully represented hundreds of people accused of various drug crimes including possession of drug paraphernalia.
(Per Arizona Revised Statute § 13-3415)
A person is prohibited from using or possessing with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a drug. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is charged as a Class 6 Felony. Government officials also have the choice of charging this offense as a Class 1 Misdemeanor.
If convicted a person with no prior criminal history faces a potential sentence of probation, fines, drug rehabilitation, and if probation is not successfully completed jail or even prison. Proposition 200, which shields first-time offenders from jail time generally applies. If the person has certain prior felonies or other drug conviction(s) they could face all of the same penalties and also potential prison time.
The attorneys at the AZ Defenders pride themselves in finding any and all weaknesses to the Prosecution’s case and utilizing the absolute best possible legal defenses to each and every one of our clients’ charges to ensure them the absolute best outcome. Over the years our attorneys have successfully utilized the following defenses to possession of drug paraphernalia:
If you are arrested or charged with any Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, please contact the AZ Defenders at (480) 456-6400 for a FREE consultation. We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.