Recently, an Oregon man hit a deer on the highway and continued to drive away. An Oregon State Patrol trooper happened to witness the accident and followed the man after he got suspicious since the driver didn’t stop and check for car damages or report the deer in the road. After seven miles the patrol officer stopped the man for this suspicious driving. This led to a search of his car and the discovery of 23 pounds of marijuana – a total estimated value of $57,000.
In Phoenix, Arizona, you might not have much of a chance of hitting a deer and raising red flags but all drivers at any given time can be pulled over for not obeying the simplest of traffic laws. Routine traffic stops are, in fact, how many drug defense cases get started. For one reason or another, the officer has a reasonable justification for searching your car or person, and something is illegal is discovered.
In Arizona, there are a variety of criminal charges related to possession of illegal substances. They include:
Possession of Drugs: Including possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, methamphetamines, possession of cocaine, crack, heroin, OxyContin and any other narcotic obtained without a prescription.
Drug Distribution or Trafficking: These charges including the selling or distribution of any illegal drugs, as well as conspiring to distribute or sell drugs.
Prescription Fraud: Including using fake or forged prescriptions and attempts to have legitimate prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy.
Manufacturing of Drugs: These charges include growing or cultivating any drugs, including marijuana, or creating methamphetamines.
In Mesa, AZ and in the greater Phoenix area, a drug defense attorney will help you defend your rights if you are facing any of these serious Arizona criminal charges.
Charlie Naegle is a Mesa drug defense attorney who works with individuals in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Scottsdale and Glendale. Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys has offices in Mesa, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona for convenient access across the Phoenix metropolitan area.
For more information or to schedule your free, confidential, 24/7 consultation, call 480-245-5550 immediately.