Charged With Your First Drug Offense?
Our Compassionate Phoenix Drug Crime Lawyer Can Help
Any arrest is a harrowing experience, but for first time offenders, a
criminal charge can be all the more frightening and intimidating. This can be especially
true in drug charges. No only do the accused often face unknown penalties,
but they also enter a brisk processing procedure.
Drug crimes are very common, making it is easy to get lost in the shuffle within the
system-and to have your questions and concerns go unnoticed by law enforcement
and court personnel.
At the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC, we understand how these
first time charges can affect the accused and their loved ones. That why
our team is dedicated to providing attentive, personalized service to
all our clients and give each and every case the primacy it deserves.
If you are up against a first drug charge, you do not have to face it
alone. Call our Phoenix drug crime attorney today to schedule a free case
Drug Penalties & "Prop 200"
Like other states, many of Arizona's criminal sentences grow in severity
with repeat charges, meaning first time offenders will often face lesser
penalties. However, even a first drug charge could be considered more
serious, especially if there was a large amount involved, and many come
with a felony classification.
Common first time felony sentences include:
Class 6 Felony: Up to one and a half in prison
Class 5 Felony: Up to two years in prison
Class 4 Felony: Up to three years in prison
Class 3 Felony: Up to 7 years in prison
Class 2 Felony: Up to 10 years in prison
Furthermore, thousands of dollars in fines are often attached to these
penalties and if they are deemed "aggravated," then additional
prison time might be applicable.
Proposition 200 also has an effect on first time offenders. If the drug charge is simply
for possession for personal use (and not a methamphetamine), then the
accused may not be subject to incarceration or jail time.
To find out what laws and penalties you may be facing for your drug charge,
we urge you call the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC today. Attorney
Davidson has walked countless clients through their first drug charges
and secured reduced or dismissed charges both in and out of court.
Secure this kind of excellent representation for your case by
calling our firm today.