Have you been charged with Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug (ARS 13-3407) or Possession or Use of a Narcotic Drug (ARS 13-3408)? If so, you need an expert Drug Crimes Defense Attorney with a proven track record on your side. A conviction of Possession or Use of either a Dangerous Drug or a Narcotic Drug is a felony charge and may require you to serve time in prison.
In this short video David explains Dangerous Drug Charges in Arizona:
Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug (A.R.S. §13-3407) or Possession or Use of a Narcotic Drug (A.R.S. §13-3408)
Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug normally refers to methamphetamine however, there are other drugs that fall under the classification of a Dangerous Drug, even some prescription drugs. Possession or Use of a Narcotic Drug could be for a variety of drugs including Cocaine, Heroin, or some prescription drugs. Both Possession or Use of a Dangerous or Narcotic Drug are charged as a class four felony assuming it is not for sale.
If probation is violated, you can be taken into custody from two to four weeks until the Judge reinstates your probation and issues your releases. These charges may be resolved by an experienced criminal defense lawyer by either pleading them down to a misdemeanor, which can carry up to six months in jail if you violate probation or a TASC resolution. (Click here to learn about TASC)
Possible Sentences For Multiple Offenses or TASC Ineligible Sentences
- First Offense: Up to 3.75 Years Prison Time
- Second Offense: Up to 7.5 Years in Prison
- Third Offense: Up to 15 Years in Prison
If accused of Possession or Use of Dangerous Drugs or Narcotic Drugs in Arizona, there are threshold amounts of the drug in possession that will require a mandatory minimum prison sentence. It will be assumed that the amount possessed was not for personal use, but for sale.
- Marijuana 4lbs
- Methamphetamine: 9 grams
- Cocaine (Powder): 9 grams
- Crack Cocaine: ¾ gram
- Heroin: 1 gram
- LSD: ½ milliliter or 50 units in blotter form
- PCP: 4 grams
Please refer to our Possession of Drugs For Sale page for more information on these charges and possible range of sentences
The Criminal Trial Lawyers at DM Cantor take pride in knowing more about the defense of Possession or Use of Dangerous or Narcotic Drugs than prosecutors and police officers. Some possible defenses are:
- The Accused Did Not Knowingly Possess Any Drugs
- Miranda Rights Violation
- Denial of Right To Counsel
A conviction for either of these offenses has lifelong consequences and the rest of your future is in jeopardy.
Do not hire anyone less than the best to defend you with these serious allegations. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.
David M. Cantor is a Certified Criminal Defense Specialist and the premier Defense Attorney in Arizona. DM Cantor is AV® rated and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section and has a proven track record in defending drug charges in Arizona.
For more information about charges of Possession or Use of a Dangerous Drug (A.R.S. §13-3407) or Possession or Use of a Narcotic Drug (A.R.S. §13-3408), please refer to our parent site for DM Cantor.