Drug Trafficking or Sales Charges
Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney
Drug Trafficking in Arizona
In Arizona, drug trafficking includes sales, manufacturing, distribution, possession for sale, possession with intent to distribute and/or sell, transportation of drugs for sale, and smuggling of controlled substances pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3407. Dangerous drugs, pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3401, can be any number of listed drugs or chemical components. Several examples would be methamphetamine, MDA, LSD, Mescaline, mushroom (psilocybin), bath salts, MDMA, and many more. Narcotic drug possession and sales are also heavily penalized in Arizona pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3408. Narcotic drugs can be any opiate, cocaine, crack, fentanyl, carfentanil, clonitazene, and even cannabis pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3401. Use or possession of prescription drugs without the valid prescription pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3406.
Selling or transporting dangerous drugs for sale is a prison mandatory offense in Arizona even if it is the first time you have ever been in trouble with the law. Dangerous Drugs for Sale carries a mandatory prison sentence of no less than 5 years up to 15 years flat for the first drug sale offense under ARS 13-3407(e). If you have a conviction for Dangerous Drug sales then any subsequent conviction for Dangerous Drugs for Sales has a sentencing exposure of 10-15-20 years in the department of corrections pursuant to ARS 13-3407(e) These would be flat calendar years, meaning you serve every single day of that sentence in prison.
The government is focused on prosecuting these cases and punishing you to the fullest extent. The government does not care whether your constitutional rights were violated in the process or whether you were forced to do something against your will.
A search occurs where the Government obtains information by physically intruding on a constitutionally protected area. Searches conducted outside the judicial process, without prior approval by judge or magistrate (a warrant), are per se unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment-subject only to a few specifically established and well delineated exceptions. One of those exception is consent. DO NOT EVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH. Other exceptions include community caretaking, plain view/smell, search incident to lawful arrest, automobile exceptions, special needs, inventory searches, terry frisks, emergency aid, and exigency of circumstances.
You have no obligation to speak with law-enforcement about your alleged involvement in a drug possession, drug sale, or drug trafficking case. You do not ever have to consent to the search of your home, apartment, or car. You do not ever have to provide law enforcement the pin or code to your phone, or the password for your computer.
Charged with Illegal Drug Sales or Trafficking?
If you are currently a suspect under investigation or have been arrested and/or formally charged with illegal drug sales or trafficking in Arizona, exercise your constitutional rights and request to speak with your Phoenix criminal defense lawyer and do not say a word more. The constitution is designed to protect everyone regardless of race, gender, or class. Yet law enforcement often does not seem to understand that. Let an experienced Phoenix trial attorney litigate every possible constitutional violation involved in your case.
Your liberty and future are at stake in drug sales or trafficking criminal cases. Do not put your life and liberty in the hands of someone who does not care deeply about you and your case. Do not put your case in the hands of someone who may only be interested in obtaining the quickest plea bargain for you, who only cares about money, or who is less experienced and does not recognize the significance of constitutional and trial issues at hand. When you are charged with drug sales or trafficking, you need a criminal defense lawyer who truly cares and will work as hard as they can for the best possible outcome.
Aggressive & Professional Criminal Defense
If you would like an aggressive and professional criminal defense attorney from the Litwak Law Group, please call Jack Litwak now at: 602-492-8452 and arrange for a consultation. Mr. Litwak has the experience to handle complex illegal drug sales or trafficking and drug possession cases in Arizona including those involving any of the following:
- Possession for sale
- Transportation of Drugs
- Unauthorized prescription drugs
- Unauthorized prescription drugs (drug trafficking & drug possession)
- Wire taps
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