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What is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Drug Transportation & Sale?

drug charges in arizonaArizona law enforcement takes drug possession and drug transportation and sale very seriously.  Drugs flow rapidly over the border into Arizona so Arizona law is particularly harsh on drug transportation and sale which is why it is important to understand the difference between drug possession and drug transportation and sale.  If you are arrested and charged with drug possession the severity of penalties faced will depend on what drug you were in possession of and in what amount.  If it is your first arrest or first arrest for possession you may only face small penalties such as probation or may even be able to get the charges dropped.  Regardless of what your Arizona drug charges are, it is always in your best interest to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney so that you can get your charges dropped, reduced or sentencing minimized as much as possible.  And, if you have been charged with drug transportation and sale it is imperative that you hire an attorney as soon as possible.

At Alcock Law, we are fortunate to have four former prosecutors on our staff which means we have a unique understanding of just how the government prosecutes people.  This enables us to provide our clients with the best possible defense and ultimately, the best possible results in their case.  If you have been charged with possession of drugs for sale you may be facing multiple years in prison because Arizona has one of the harshest drug statues in the nation.  If you are arrested with a small amount of drugs in your possession, you may just be charged with drug sale and distribution.  If you possess a large amount of drugs (the amount varies depending on the specific drug), even if it is for personal use, Arizona law assumes that you intend to distribute.  If you are charged with drug transportation and sale you will most likely face mandatory jail time which could be anywhere from 3.5 years – 12 years (or potentially more depending on the specifics of the charge) in prison.  Additionally, drug possession and drug transportation and sale charges often carry a mandatory fine that could be tens of thousands of dollars depending on the individual circumstances of the case.  If you have been arrested for drug possession or drug transportation and sale it is imperative that you hire an experienced and knowledge Arizona criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

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