Personalized Defense for Your Criminal Charges
Drug crimes can be confusing and the laws and regulations governing drug-related offenses are complex. Following an arrest, you need to ensure that you work with an attorney who can protect your rights and freedoms tenaciously. At the Law Office of Jonathan L. Warshaw, I am proud to have over 15 years of experience in handling criminal cases, and my background as a former law enforcement officer as well as a prosecutor can have a significant impact on your case. Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need to contact a Gilbert criminal offense attorney.
Understanding Drug Crimes in Arizona
According to Arizona State Laws, drugs are divided into six different groups called Classified Controlled Dangerous Substances. These substances, along with the amount you may have had, the intent on using the substances and if you were intoxicated by the substance, will determine the specifics of the charges you may be facing.
The Arizona Classified Controlled Substances include:
- Narcotic drugs
- Dangerous drugs
- Prescription drugs
- Toxic vapor drugs
Drug crimes can be classified as felony offenses or misdemeanors and could be charged at the state or federal level. Convictions may include prison or jail time, fines and restitution.
You can also be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. These may include items such as pipes, mixers, masks, papers, baggies, balloons, razor blades, spoons, and much more. The laws covering the drug paraphernalia are quite comprehensive and extremely strict; thinking that it is not a big deal tends to be a mistake. I strongly recommend seeking help from my firm to ensure you are not paying fines or serving jail time.
Defend Yourself Against Criminal Convictions
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, it is imperative that you contact an attorney and speak with a trusted legal professional. At my firm, I take immediate action to provide my clients with the most favorable possible resolution to your case. I investigate all causes leading up to the arrest and interview witnesses, look into all evidence, and develop a personalized defense for the case. Having the right attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your criminal case.
Contact my Gilbert criminal defense attorney office today and schedule a free consultation by calling 480-390-2537.