Drug Sales and Distribution
Phoenix Drug Sales and Distribution Attorney
It is considered to be a criminal offense to be in possession of a controlled substance. The crime can be enhanced if police believed you had a different purpose altogether for the drugs. Law enforcement officers look for indications that you may have possessed narcotic or dangerous drugs for sale or distribution. Things such as having large amounts, packaging materials, possessing scales or even having a large amount of cash could be viewed as indications that you were likely intending to sell or distribute. Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police detective and felony prosecutor who has successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with possession, transportation and distribution of prescription, narcotic and dangerous drugs for sale throughout Arizona.
The Laws Pertaining to Sale of Illegal Substances in Arizona:
- Possession, Transportation or Manufacturing of Dangerous Drugs for Sale: A person shall not knowingly possess for sale, transport or manufacture use a dangerous drug for subsequent sale. The most common types of dangerous drugs people in Arizona are charged with possessing include methamphetamine, ecstacy and LSD.
- Possession, Transportation or Manufacturing of Narcotic Drugs for Sale: A person shall not knowingly possess for sale, transport or manufacture use a narcotic drug for subsequent sale. The most common types of narcotic drugs people in Arizona are charged with possessing include cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.
Penalties for Possession, Transportation or Distribution of Drugs for Sale:
Generally possession of illegal drugs, with the exception of drug paraphernalia is a Class 4 felony. However, if you are charged with possession, transportation or distribution of drugs for sale, the potential penalties will increase dramatically. In limited circumstances you may be eligible for probation. However, where there are multiple sales alleged or where the amount of drugs is greater than the “statutory threshold,” a prison sentence upon conviction is mandatory. Additionally, because methamphetamine is such as serious problem in Arizona, individuals who are convicted of selling methamphetamine are not eligible for probation and face a mandatory prison term of between 5 and 15 years. Aside from the potential of a jail or prison term, people also face huge fines, the loss of public benefits, community service and a permanent felony conviction on their record.
Defending Charges of Possession, Transportation or Distribution of Drugs for Sale in Arizona:
If you are charged with possession, transportation or distribution of drugs for Sale in Arizona: a number of defenses may apply to your case. An experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney such as Raymond Kimble can determine which defenses can be used to get the charges dismissed, negotiate the most favorable result or argued successfully at trial.
Some common defenses which may apply to your case include but are not limited to:
- Police failure to advise you of your Miranda rights prior to questioning
- Police violating your 4th Amendment rights against unlawful searches of your home, vehicle, office, etc.
- Police failure to follow proper procedures when using a court ordered wiretap of your phone
- Failure in proper analysis of the alleged drugs by a crime law.
- Challenging the reliability of confidential informants or other people providing information to the police
Contact a Phoenix Drug Sales Lawyer Today: (480) 833-8613
If you have been charged with a drug sales crime, it is vital that you contact a highly skilled criminal lawyer immediately. Phoenix drug sales lawyer Raymond Kimble will recognize available defenses and has been defending people charged with drug sales offenses for many years. Mr. Kimble knows how to prepare a solid defense, challenge the prosecution's evidence and negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
With a seasoned Tempe criminal defense lawyer on your case, you will have your rights protected as your attorney fights to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented hundreds of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with drug sales offenses.