Marijuana Charges in Arizona

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Marijuana is a substance that is currently surrounded by hot debate over whether or not it should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. However, in Arizona, it is still considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance by state and federal mandates. If you are arrested for any sort of criminal activity related to marijuana, you are likely going to face serious legal consequences if you are convicted. That's why you need a drug crime defense lawyer from Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC on your side.

Types of marijuana crimes

Without an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card, anything you do in Arizona with marijuana is essentially illegal. If you have been arrested, you will need to know why if you want to build a strong case in your defense. The more details you can remember that led up to your arrest, the better. Write them down while they are still in your memory.

Forms of marijuana crimes include:

  • Possession for use: If it appears that you were going to use the marijuana found on your person or property for personal medical or recreational use, this is considered one of the least severe marijuana drug crimes. However, you can still be sentenced to up to two years in jail and thousands in fine, as it is a felony violation.
  • Sale: Storing marijuana in such a way that could indicate that you were going to sell it, or actually selling it, is considered a Class 2 felony, carrying with it up to ten years in prison.
  • Cultivation: To some degrees, actually growing marijuana illegally is less of a criminal violation than selling it. Penalties can range from six months to nine years in prison, as well as high fines.
  • Trafficking: Moving any amount of marijuana from one location to another, even ounces of the substance, is usually considered a Class 3 felony and up.

Illegal marijuana paraphernalia

In Arizona, it is even illegal for you to possess, sell or manufacture anything related to the use, sale or cultivation of marijuana. This includes pipes, bongs, weight measurement equipment and more. If you are arrested for paraphernalia crimes, you do not need to be guilty of or charged for any other sort of marijuana-related drug crimes.

Get an experienced marijuana defense lawyer

Arizona takes marijuana charges seriously. You should, too. Getting Charlie Naegle on your side will help you take control of this situation. Charlie and his team will thoroughly investigate, look for holes in the prosecution's case, and build you the strongest possible defense against your marijuana charge.

Don't take chances with your charges. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with Charlie Naegle.

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