Tempe Drug Sale Attorney

Conviction of a drug sale crime in Arizona can lead to catastrophic consequences for you or a loved one. The penalties for such a conviction can include substantial fines, probation, or even jail or prison time. The Tempe drug sale defense attorneys at AZ Defenders work diligently to investigate the facts behind your case and fight for the most favorable outcome. Our goal is always to have the charges against you reduced considerably or removed altogether. Get in touch with our drug sale and possession lawyers in Tempe as soon as possible, so we can begin working on your case.

Why Consider Our Legal Team?

Charges for possession and distribution of drugs in Tempe and the rest of Arizona are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors. That is why you need representation from one of the skilled attorneys at AZ Defenders.

  • We pledge to bring the full force of more than 20 years of legal experience to your side. Our law firm has established itself as a well-known, aggressive criminal defense firm that will fight fiercely for your rights.
  • Our Tempe, AZ criminal defense attorneys offer a dedicated, client-oriented approach to every client. We take the time to get to know you and develop a personalized defense that fits the circumstances of your case.
  • We will not settle when unreasonable plea deals are made, and we look forward to standing up for your rights in the courtroom.

Understanding the Dynamics of Tempe Drug Sale Charges

In this state, there are three main categories of drugs: marijuana, narcotics, and other dangerous drugs. For a person to be arrested with the intention to distribute or sell drugs, there must be a certain amount of drugs in their possession. The volume that determines if a drug sale charge is appropriate is known as a statutory threshold amount. The following are some of the statutory threshold amounts under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-3401(36):

  • 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)

Anyone who possesses drugs with the intention of sale or distribution will face a felony charge in Arizona. Under state law, the following penalties could apply for these charges:

  • Mandatory prison term of three to 12.5 years for a first offense conviction above the statutory threshold limits.
  • A Prison term of up to 23.25 years for a second offense (whether above or below threshold).
  • Up to 25 years for a third offense.

How Will An Attorney Defend a Tempe Drug Sale Case?

A skilled Tempe criminal defense attorney is needed for any serious drug offense in Arizona. For these charges, your attorney will thoroughly investigate the evidence against you in order to formulate a strategic defense strategy. Your attorney could work to prove that:

  • There were errors in police procedure in your case
  • The amount of drugs did not reach the statutory threshold limit
  • That you had no intention of selling any drugs
  • That any drugs found are not actually yours

What You Can Do Now

An experienced Tempe drug sale attorney will understand that it is necessary to aggressively defend drug sale charges. The goal of the team at AZ Defenders will be to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether. Do not simply hand your case over to a public defender before you talk to us. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.