Heroin Laws in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Drug Crime Attorneys Explain the Law

Heroin is considered to be one of the most dangerous of illegal drugs, and is treated accordingly by the laws in Arizona. The threshold amount for heroin is only 1 gram of the substance; if you are found to possess more than that you will be in extremely serious legal trouble. Never face any heroin offense without a skilled criminal attorney as there could be strong defense options in your drug crime case. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, the legal team has proven experience in defending those charged with these offenses.

Heroin Penalties

A first conviction in a heroin possession case which is above the threshold amount could result in 12 ½ years in state prison. A second offense could bring up to 23 ¼ years, and a third offense could result in a minimum sentence of 6 years in prison, and a maximum of 35 years incarcerated in state prison. It is a very serious matter to have been caught in possession of heroin, and even if you are below the threshold, you will still be facing certain penalties, although jail will not be included.

Arizona Heroin Laws

The law states that those who are below the threshold amount will face penalties that may include fines, fees, mandatory participation in drug programs, and a certain amount of hours of community service. Mandatory drug testing is often a term of probation. Although penalties will vary from case to case – especially based on criminal history and the amount of drugs involved – complying with court orders is necessary for those who wish to avoid additional punishment.

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When dealing with a heroin drug offense, it is vital that you have powerful legal representation fighting every step of the way. It is possible that your rights were violated when you were arrested or searched; there also could be other law enforcement errors that can assist in opening the door to court challenges to suppress the evidence against you. The legal team at Knowles Law Firm, PLC will fight for every advantage for the clients and to assist in helping you to fight to maintain your freedom and a clean criminal record.

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