Drug Crime in Arizona

By Randall J. Craig  Sep. 7, 2010 9:43a

The state of Arizona has some of the strictest mandatory minimum sentencing penalties relating to drug offenses in the entire United States. The overall crackdown on drug use, manufacturing and sales has been the motivation for the tougher drug penalties. The majority of drug crimes in Arizona are charged as felonies and prosecutors will also attempt to sentence most first and second time offenders of drug possession to mandatory probation. A person may qualify for other types of sentencing programs such as drug court, diversion or deferred prosecution. These give the offender the chance to clear the criminal record after completing the requirements in the program or sentence delivered by the court.

Have You Been Charged with a Drug Crime?

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should seek the help and advice of a competent criminal defense attorney who has experience with drug defense. At the Law Office of Randall J. Craig, we have been representing clients in the Scottsdale and surrounding area for years. We can determine if you qualify for house arrest, home monitoring, substance abuse treatment or community service as an alternative to jail time and other sentencing options.

When you were arrested, the quantity of drugs and the type of drug(s) will determine the amount of imprisonment time the prosecutor will try to get you to serve. With our expertise in the criminal defense area, we will help you build a defense strategy quickly and effectively with the goal to get the charges dismissed or at least reduced to a minimum. We are a close-knit, aggressive legal team who has successfully defended many individuals in the Scottsdale, Arizona area who have been charged with drug crimes.

With the current all-out war on drugs going on in the state, people can get caught up in the law enforcement net and need someone who knows the system to get them untangled. Whether you have been charged with possession, trafficking or possession with intent to distribute, we are here to defend your rights. Your freedom is important. 

Contact a Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer at our office for a free consultation and we will review the details of your case to help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction.

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