Arizona’s “war on drugs” has led to sweeping legislation designed primarily to send drug offenders to prison. If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Your future—and your freedom—are at stake.
Cases We Handle
Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC handles a wide range of drugs offenses in Arizona, including:
- Drug trafficking
- Drug possession charges for prescription drugs, marijuana, meth, or cocaine
- Drug use charges for marijuana, meth, cocaine, or the illegal use of prescription drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute
The Outcome of Drug Charges Is Hard to Predict
Drug-related criminal charges should always be taken seriously. Most commonly charged drug offenses are considered felonies. However, two defendants charged with the exact same crime can end up with dramatically different sentences depending on the specifics of their case and the quality of their legal representation.
You are more likely to receive leniency if you have shown genuine remorse for the crime, you have no prior record, you were pressured to break the law, or you’re currently being treated for addiction or mental illness. With a skilled attorney and these mitigating factors, it might be possible to have the charge lowered to a misdemeanor. This can involve probation and drug treatment or TASC diversion under Arizona Proposition 200.
Enhanced penalties are likely if the offense is gang-related, was committed near a school or daycare center, or was committed while you were still on probation or parole for another crime. With enhanced penalties, you could be looking 20 years or more in prison.
Our Drug Defense Attorneys Can Help
On Interstate 40 and Interstate 17—which intersect near our offices in Flagstaff—the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is aggressively seizing loads of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other types of illegal drugs. Our experienced drug defense attorneys work to ensure efforts in the interest of public safety don’t end up jeopardizing the futures of hardworking men and women who’ve mistakes they’re not proud of.
Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC represents clients across Northern Arizona, including Flagstaff Municipal Court, Flagstaff Justice Court, Williams Justice Court, Page Magistrate Court, Page Municipal Court, and all courts in Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Prescott, Holbrook, Seligman, Kingman, Winslow, and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.