Distribution of Drugs | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Chandler Drug Distribution Lawyer

Distribution of drugs is a felony offense in Arizona. Under ARS 13-3407 a person shall not knowingly:

  • Possess or use a dangerous drug.
  • Possess a dangerous drug for sale.
  • Possess equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a dangerous drug.

A person who violates:

  • Subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section is guilty of a class 4 felony. Unless the drug involved is lysergic acid diethylamide, methamphetamine, amphetamine, or phencyclidine or the person was previously convicted of a felony offense or a violation of this section or section 13-3408, the court on motion of the state, considering the nature and circumstances of the offense, for a person not previously convicted of any felony offense or a violation of this section or section 13-3408 may enter a judgment of conviction for a class 1 misdemeanor and make disposition accordingly or may place the defendant on probation in accordance with chapter 9 of this title and refrain from designating the offense as a felony or misdemeanor until the probation is successfully terminated. The offense shall be treated as a felony for all purposes until the court enters an order designating the offense a misdemeanor.
  • Subsection A, paragraph 2 of this section is guilty of a class 2 felony.
  • Subsection A, paragraph 3 of this section is guilty of a class 3 felony, except that if the offense involved methamphetamine, the person is guilty of a class 2 felony.

Just mere possession of drugs in Arizona is a serious felony offense, but if the amount of drugs in possession is more than what would be considered for personal use, you could be charged with the more serious crime of distribution of drugs. In Arizona, the type of drug in question is broken down into 4 categories:

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Prescription drugs
  • Marijuana

Dangerous drugs are the most serious offense. Generally speaking, dangerous drugs are defined as any narcotic other than marijuana. These drugs would include:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Amphetamines
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • Certain prescription drugs

Because this is a serious crime, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with the distribution of drugs in Arizona. There may be a legal defense against these charges that an experienced drug defense attorney may be able to raise.

If you or someone you know has been charged with distribution of drugs or any drug crime, contact the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm or call our Chandler, Arizona office at 480-755-7110. Our experienced drug crime lawyers have been defending people charged with distribution of drugs and other drug crimes for nearly 3 decades.

Arizona Office Address:
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-755-7110

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