Phoenix Drug Crime Lawyer
Cocaine is considered to be a very dangerous drug by Arizona lawmakers,
and the penalties reflect that viewpoint. The threshold amount of cocaine
is 9 grams. This means that if you are found to possess more of the drug,
you will be handled as a potential drug trafficker and you will face serious
prison time. Any cocaine arrest is serious, even with Proposition 200
in force. If you are facing any such charge, it is critical to enlist
the assistance of a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at once. Dealing with
drug crime charges is not something that should be done without a skilled defense
attorney fighting for you every step of the way.
When the cocaine in possession is above the 9 gram limit, the penalties
are severe. The offense will likely be charged as a Class 2
Felony, which can result in up to 12 ½ years in state prison. Each case
has its own unique circumstances, and any aggravating factor (such as
possession of weapons, selling to minors or other serious factor) can
result in this penalty. If the individual has a prior felony conviction
o their record, they could be facing up to 23 ¼ years in prison.
Dealing with such serious charges requires a skilled criminal defense
lawyer. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, the legal team is a proven group of
criminal defense lawyers with years of experienced in fighting on behalf
of those charged with criminal offenses related to cocaine. There are
often viable defenses that could be employed, and with a thorough review
of the case against you, you can be advised how the firm would move forward
to defend your case.
Arizona Cocaine Laws
When one is below the threshold amount, they will still be facing penalties,
although jail time is not part of the punishment. The Arizona statute
states: "If a person who is convicted of a violation of this section
is granted probation, the court shall order that as a condition of probation
the person perform
not less than three hundred sixty hours of community restitution with an agency or organization that provides counseling, rehabilitation
or treatment for alcohol or drug abuse, an agency or organization that
provides medical treatment to persons who abuse controlled substances,
an agency or organization that serves persons who are victims of crime
or any other appropriate agency or organization."
If you have been arrested and charged with any cocaine offense, it is crucial
that you get immediate legal representation. There may be factors in your
case that could result in a dismissal of the charges against you; there
may be other strong defense options, but without a legal professional
working with you it is unlikely that you will be aware of what could be
done to defend you. The Knowles Law Firm, PLC takes on each case with
a relentless determination to fight for the client's freedom, and
in any case where a dismissal of the charges could be sought, you can
rest assured that it will be fought for.
Contact a Phoenix drug crime attorney from Knowles Law Firm, PLC if you have been arrested and charged with
a drug offense related to cocaine possession, distribution or transportation.