Felony drug crimes have penalties that can be life-altering. In addition to jail or prison time and large fines, a felony conviction can lead to collateral consequences that include:
Waiting can close the door on options that have the potential to dramatically affect the outcome of your case. Delay can lead to maximum consequences.
Drug crimes are especially complex in Arizona. Marijuana has been legalized at the state level for medical purposes, but it is still illegal according to federal law. As a result of this, it is possible to face drug crimes charges even if you were following state regulations pertaining to its growth and use. Crimes involving other types of drugs such as methamphetamines (“crystal meth”), heroin, or cocaine can mean facing both state and federal charges. The same goes for certain prescription drug crimes, such as those involving narcotic painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycontin.
For many types of crimes, the determination of whether the charge will be considered a misdemeanor or a felony is based in part on the prior criminal record of the individual being accused. This means that if you are convicted of a misdemeanor now, the likelihood increases that future charges will be considered felonies. In other words, you need to take even misdemeanor charges seriously because your future really is at stake.
During your initial consultation we will discuss realistic expectations and go over the resources that may have the greatest impact. We have a broad network of doctors, investigators, and other experts that can be useful in drug crimes cases. We offer an affordable flat fee for most services, but initial consultations are always free. Contact us today if you are facing drug crimes charges in Scottsdale, Phoenix or anywhere in the Valley of the Sun.