Phoenix Drug Possession Attorney
Drug Possession Lawyer in Phoenix
Possession of drugs is by far the most common drug offense charged in Phoenix. Although Arizona law prohibits the possession of many different substances, the most commonly prosecuted drug possession offenses in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, and Mesa involve allegations of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy. Most possession offenses are eligible for Arizona’s mandatory alternative sentencing laws – otherwise known as “Proposition 200”. Although the prosecution is always trying to find a way around it, Prop 200 basically guarantees most first time possession offenders the opportunity to participate in drug treatment before the court has the authority to order any jail time or a prison sentence.
Certain cases are not eligible for mandatory alternative sentencing. For example, possession of methamphetamine is not protected by Prop 200, nor are individuals accused of possessions who have previously been convicted of a violent offense.
Depending on the type of drug involved, drug possession charges in Phoenix are filed as one of the following:
A common misconception regarding Phoenix possession charges is that an individual cannot be charged if the drugs involved were not found in their immediate possession or if they belonged to another person. Joshua S. Davidson is an experienced Phoenix drug defense attorney who understands the complexities of the possession laws enforced in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. As a former drug prosecutor, he is skilled at anticipating the prosecution’s next move and helping his clients stay one step ahead of the game.
Many Phoenix drug possession cases are won or lost based on pretrial motions. Phoenix marijuana possession attorney Joshua S. Davidson will carefully review your case for any violations of your constitutional rights that make have been committed by the police (such as an illegal search of your vehicle or person). Whenever police misconduct is discovered, Joshua S. Davidson will seek the suppression of any evidence or statement that was unlawfully obtained.
Contact Phoenix Drug Possession Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today to discuss your drug possession case.