Have You been Charged with Possession of or Dealing Marijuana?
Given the fact that marijuana use is very common, drug charges involving marijuana are not at all unusual in the State of Arizona. And while possession of a small amount of marijuana may be a misdemeanor, a conviction for which could lead to probation, other offenses involving marijuana can lead to a Class 2 felony conviction, with the potential for years of jail time. At the Law Offices of David A. Black, we defend people charged with drug offenses, including those involving marijuana, on a daily basis.
What Are the Possible Charges Involving Marijuana
Under Arizona law, it is unlawful to knowingly
- possess marijuana;
- possess marijuana with intent to sell;
- produce/cultivate marijuana; or
- sell (or offer to sell) marijuana or transport marijuana for sale.
In addition to these distinctions, the quantity possessed will also affect the severity of the charge, as will the location where you are alleged to have possessed, cultivated, sold, or offered to sell the drug. For example, any marijuana charge within a drug free school zone will automatically increase the potential fines and jail time in the event of a conviction.
Marijuana Possession in Arizona
Have you been charged with possession of marijuana? Is it your first offense? You are probably scared. You may wonder what’s going to happen . . .
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
The fact that you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor involving marijuana is not to be taken lightly. On the other hand, the mere existence of a charge does not spell doom. Remember that the government must prove each and every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. All the charges are further subject to numerous possible defenses. And even when it looks as if all may be lost, having an attorney on your side who can negotiate a favorable plea bargain can make a huge difference in the outcome.
Experienced Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Obviously, there are plenty of lawyers to choose from. But when your freedom, financial security and entire way of life are at stake as a result of a marijuana charge, you need and attorney who is experienced in marijuana defense cases – an attorney who spends the bulk of his time representing defendants charged with criminal offenses, including marijuana and other drug crimes.
At the Law Offices of David A. Black, that is what we do. Our practice is devoted almost exclusively to the defense of clients charged with crimes. We have represented numerous clients facing marijuana and other drug-related charges; we have successfully defended clients based upon illegal searches and seizures, among other defenses. We know the drug laws, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best defense available.
Experience within this area of the law is only part of the picture. As an active criminal defense attorney and former Maricopa County prosecutor, Mr. Black knows the staff of prosecutors in the Phoenix area and has appeared before the judges there. His background as a prosecutor also gives him a unique insight into the investigative process and the preparation of the prosecution’s case. With these tools, his clients have the advantage of a strong defense even in the face of what may appear to be almost unlimited government resources.
If you have been charged with an offense involving marijuana, call Mr. Black at (480) 280-8028. He will be happy to discuss your case and provide a strategy for handling your case in a language you, and your family, will understand.