Meth Charges in Phoenix, AZ
Meth Defense Lawyer in Phoenix
The Phoenix Division of the DEA reports that the use of Meth by teenagers and others has been on the rise consistently for the past several years. This drug is considered to be extremely dangerous and has caused countless fatalities in overdose situations. Special task forces have been created to seek out and convict those who are distributing and manufacturing the drug. If you have been arrested and charged with any crime related to methamphetamine possession, distribution or manufacturing, it is crucial that you contact a criminal defense attorney without delay. This drug is considered to be such a threat to the community that the laws and penalties are extremely harsh. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, the legal team is prepared to aggressively defend any client who is facing such a charge.
Meth Penalties & Arizona Penal Code
If you are found to be in possession of over 9 grams of the substance, you will be charged with a more serious offense, a felony charge. The belief is that above the threshold amount, you had the intention of selling the drug, and as such, will be treated as a drug distributor. The penalties are even higher if any minor is involved, or if you were found to be in possession of the drug in the vicinity of a school. A first offense resulting in a conviction can include up to 5 years in state prison as well as a $2,000 fine. A felony conviction can change your life forever. You may not be able to find employment or even a place to live after such a conviction. It is absolutely critical that you contact Knowles Law Firm, PLC immediately after the arrest if you have been found to be in possession of meth, or have been arrested for manufacturing meth or distribution of meth.