A trend in some states these days when it comes to drug laws is to decriminalize the use of certain drugs or even legalize certain drugs at a state level — marijuana in particular. However, while some states are starting to be more lenient when it comes to drug crimes, Arizona is not one of them. Those convicted of possessing, manufacturing or trafficking drugs in Arizona can anticipate a harsh punishment.

Drug crimes are common in Arizona, as it is a border state. However, it is important that a person’s constitutional rights are not violated if they are charged with a drug crime. For example, in general, police need probable cause to conduct a traffic stop or perform a search of one’s residence. Also, a person has the right not to say anything incriminating, and, in fact, can remain silent if they are arrested.

At our law firm, we understand the seriousness of being charged with a drug crime in Arizona. We aim to ensure our client’s rights are protected at every stage of the criminal trial process. We collect evidence that will help our client’s cases and, conversely, will move the court to suppress evidence when necessary. We fight to have the drug charges against our clients dismissed.

Prosecutors in Arizona will not hesitate to throw the book at those accused of drug crimes. It is important for those facing drug charges to understand their rights. With an attorney’s help, those accused of drug crimes can develop a solid defense strategy. To learn more about drug charges in Arizona, you can visit our firm’s website.