Phoenix Drug Smuggling Attorney
Former Prosecutor Serving the Criminally Accused in Phoenix, Arizona
Drug crimes, such as smuggling illegal narcotics in the state, can lead
to very serious consequences. If you have been arrested or are subject
to a criminal investigation into this type of activity in or around Phoenix,
your first priority should be to retain the services of a qualified attorney. At the
Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC you will find an
experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney who is licensed to practice
in both state and federal courts. Mr. Davidson has practiced criminal law since 1998 and is a
former prosecutor who handled cases ranging from DUI and domestic violence to murder. He has
extensive trial experience, having conducted more than 100 jury trials. All of this background means
that you will have a defender with a thorough understanding of both sides
of the criminal justice system which serves as a considerable advantage to you.
Drug Smuggling in Phoenix and Arizona
Drug smuggling can involve such controlled substances as marijuana, narcotic
drugs like heroin or cocaine, and dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine.
This type of activity can lead to charges of drug possession,
possession for sale, drug importation,
transportation, or trafficking. How you are charged will depend on the quantity and type
of drugs involved. Other factors that can affect the severity of the offense
includes previous criminal convictions, having minors involved in the
activity, and conducting alleged smuggling activities in a school zone.
The Phoenix area is part of the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Area (HIDTA) which was created by the U. S. Department of Justice in an
effort to reduce drug smuggling across the U. S. – Mexican border.
The National Drug Intelligence Center reported that in 2010 the offenses
most commonly investigated by HIDTA involved powdered methamphetamine
and marijuana followed by cocaine and heroin. Seizures of methamphetamine
by HIDTA have increased dramatically in the last few years and have resulted
in a record number of dangerous drug charges being filed in Phoenix.