Articles Tagged with Drug Possession

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“ Arizona, Drug Possession convictions, requires the defendant to have  “knowledge” of Possession.   If your criminal lawyer can raise reasonable doubt regarding “knowledge” of the drugs in their possession,  it can lead to a dismissal of your Possession charges.”

In order for the State of Arizona to get a conviction for illegal drug possession charges  they have the burden of proving that a defendant had “knowledge” that the illegal drugs were in their Possession. Illegal drugs include possession of Marijuana, Dangerous drugs, Narcotic drugs or any other drugs or substances defined Arizona law A.R.S. 34 13-3401:

  • A.R.S. 34 13-3402: A person shall not knowingly: possess, use, produce, sell, transport, distribute, manufacture, Marijuana, or any other illegal drugs;
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“There may be justifiable defenses for even the most serious of drug possession charges.  But the most effective way to utilize  even the strongest of  defenses, is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to argue them on your behalf.” 

Gilbert Drug Charges

A large number of drug possession charges in Gilbert AZ are classified as felonies. Depending on the nature of the charges, you could face harsh penalties.  If the quantity if an illegal drug  exceeds statutory Threshold Amounts for the drugs found in your possession, you will be exposed to mandatory prison sentencing.  Defendants accused of possessing large quantities of illegal drugs are usually charged with  “possession with intent to sell” or “illegal drug sales”.  In either situation, your freedom and future are in jeopardy.  If retained, a good criminal  defense lawyer, will be able to evaluate your case and find viable defense that can be used to challenge your charges.      

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“Common Defenses that can be used to defend Drug Possession Charges in Gilbert AZ”

Arizona Drug Possession Laws

Defenses for Drug Possession Laws, are tailored based on the circumstances of the situation, Arizona Criminal Laws and Drug offense Laws; and a person’s Constitutional Rights afforded by Federal and State.