Phoenix Narcotic Drugs Attorney
Narcotic Drugs in Phoenix, Arizona
drug crimes include cocaine, crack and heroin related offenses. Possession of a narcotic
drug is a class four felony under Arizona law. Although most first time
offenders are eligible for mandatory alternative sentencing, a presumptive
prison term of 2.5 years in the Arizona State Prison can be ordered if
the individual does not participate in drug treatment and has their probation
revoked. Phoenix possession of narcotic drug charges most commonly involve
cocaine or crack cocaine/cocaine base. Joshua S. Davidson is an experienced
Phoenix Narcotic Drug Lawyer who represents person charged with possession
of cocaine, possession of cocaine base, and possession of heroin.
The particular narcotic drug violation that may be charged in your case
depends on the amount of drugs involved and whether the narcotic drugs
were being possessed for personal use or with the intent of future sale.
If the defendant has a prior criminal records, even for non-drug related
criminal acts, the punishment could be affected. Most individuals charged
in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa or Tempe with possession of cocaine
or possession of cocaine base as a first offense will be eligible for
mandatory drug treatment under Proposition 200. Phoenix Proposition 200
drug defendants cannot be incarcerated unless they refuse to participate
in drug treatment.
Narcotic Drug Violation Attorney in Phoenix
As with most Phoenix possession cases, the manner in which the police obtain
the narcotic drugs you are charged with could give rise to certain defenses.
The Fourth Amendment to the Unites States Constitution guarantees us all
the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. If cocaine,
crack, heroin or other narcotic drugs are discovered by the police during
an illegal search, the prosecution may be prohibited from using that evidence
against you at trial. Unlawfully obtained evidence is not automatically
thrown out of court. An experienced Phoenix narcotic drug attorney like
Joshua S. Davidson will challenge the conduct of the police if an illegal
search was conducted.