Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Understanding Arizona Drug Laws

Under Arizona law, the penalties for a conviction related to drugs are severe. Our Phoenix attorney will fight to eliminate or reduce drug paraphernalia charges and, in the event of a conviction, will seek alternative sentencing options such as diversion programs and substance abuse treatment.

Under Arizona law, it is illegal to use or possess with the intention to use drug paraphernalia. This includes items used to grow, harvest, manufacture, process, ingest or inhale illegal drugs. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, we will attempt to demonstrate that the implicated items were not associated with drug use or cultivation to eliminate the charges against you.

Our experienced criminal defense lawyer may also be able to attack the way in which the police obtained evidence against you. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a felony, which is punishable with jail time and heavy fines. For first or second convictions of nonviolent drug paraphernalia charges, Arizona law prohibits jail time, favoring probation. When these conditions do not apply to your circumstances, we can attempt a reduction of your charges to a misdemeanor or seek placement in a deferral or diversionary program to avoid jail time.

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm

If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, contact an Arizona attorney online by phone at 602-697-8761. We offer free initial consultations and answer calls 24/7.


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