Heroin Crimes in Arizona

A Mesa defense attorney can fight for you

The state of Arizona and federal law consider heroin to be a Schedule I controlled substance that does not have any approved medical benefits and is therefore strictly illegal. People found to be in possession of heroin, or those who have sold or distributed heroin, will likely be charged with a felony that can destroy their future livelihood if convicted. And with the rise of the nationwide opioid epidemic, you can't expect a fair trial from judges or juries without an experienced advocate on your side.

If you are facing charges for a heroin crime in Arizona, Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC can help you create a defense strategy backed by the experience of Mesa drug crime lawyers the people trust.

Understanding heroin charges

The consequences of any illegal dealings with heroin will be incredibly steep. The most common of heroin crimes is possession, which is also subject to the least intense penalties. Upon conviction just for simple heroin possession, the sentencing will still be severe.

Heroin possession can be considered a class 4 felony, which may be punished by:

  • 6 months to 2 years imprisonment
  • $1,000 fine or three times the value of the possessed substance (whichever is greater)

Again, this is the least serious heroin crime. Any other heroin charges can incur greater penalties. Other forms of drug crimes include selling the substance for profit, and distributing it to others for any reason. Distribution in mass quantities or across significant distances could constitute trafficking.

Get an experienced attorney who can fight for you

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors alike are very tough on heroin crimes in Arizona because they believe the substance is linked to drug cartels and violent crimes. You need an attorney who is ready for anything. Heroin defense lawyer Charlie Naegle has the experience, resources and dedication needed to take on the prosecution and fight these serious charges.

Take control of your charges and fight to protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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