Cocaine Crimes in Arizona
Arrested for Cocaine? Hire an Aggressive Mesa Drug Crime Lawyer
Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance under federal law and is
strictly prohibited in all forms in the state of Arizona. Possessing,
selling, and trafficking cocaine in any amount can carry extremely harsh
penalties and expose an individual to the possibility of a
felony criminal record, permanently damaging their reputation and future employment
prospects. If you have been arrested for a cocaine-related offense, it
is urgent you contact a powerful
Mesa drug crime lawyer from Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys at once to begin building
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Cocaine Possession in Arizona
As one of the most highly addictive and abused narcotic substances in the
Grand Canyon State, even simple cocaine
possession charges can carry harsh criminal consequences. Possession of cocaine is
considered a Class 4 felony and is punishable by a maximum of three years
in prison, along with a fine of at least $2,000 or an amount equal to
three times the value of the amount of cocaine found in a person’s
possession. In certain rare cases involving a minimal amount of drugs
or a defendant who has not been previously convicted of a felony, these
charges may be reduced to a Class 1
To be convicted of possession, the prosecution must be able to prove:
- The defendant knowingly possessed cocaine, and;
- Exercised their control or had the ability to exercise control over the drug.
In situations where a defendant is found with an amount of cocaine that
exceeds the statutory threshold of 9 grams of powder or 750 milligrams
of rock cocaine, charges may increase to possession of cocaine for sale,
a Class 2 felony with a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Penalties can increase further depending on a defendant’s history
of past convictions and whether or not the arrest took place in a drug-free
zone, such as near a school.
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If you have been arrested or are even suspected of a cocaine crime, it
is imperative you retain the services of a hard-hitting criminal defense
team who can unbiasedly defend your rights. At Naegle & Crider Criminal
Defense Attorneys, our Mesa criminal defense lawyers have successfully
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