Cocaine Crimes in Arizona
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Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance under federal law and is strictly prohibited in all forms in the state of Arizona. Possessing, selling and trafficking cocaine in any amount can carry extremely harsh penalties and leave you with a felony criminal record, permanently damaging your reputation and future employment prospects. If you have been arrested for a cocaine-related offense, you need to contact a powerful Mesa drug crime lawyer from Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC right away.
Cocaine charges and penalties in Arizona
As one of the most highly addictive and abused narcotic substances in the Grand Canyon State, cocaine carries harsh criminal consequences even for simple possession. Possession of cocaine is considered a Class 4 felony punishable by a maximum of three years in prison, along with a fine of at least $2,000 or an amount equal to three times the value of the amount of cocaine found in a person's possession. In certain rare cases involving a minimal amount of drugs or a defendant who has not been previously convicted of a felony, these charges may be reduced to a Class 1 misdemeanor.