Are you facing
drug-related charges? As you probably know, many of Arizona’s drug offenses are prosecuted
as felonies. While states such as Colorado have decriminalized possessing
small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and others charge minor
marijuana offenses as misdemeanors, that is not the case in Arizona.
To illustrate, if you are caught with less than two pounds of marijuana
in Arizona, you will be charged with a felony, punishable by up to 2 years
in prison and a fine not to exceed $150,000.
The good news is that if you are facing drug charges, you may qualify for
the TASC Adult Diversion Program. Since 1989, the Maricopa County Attorney/TASC
Adult Deferred Prosecution Program, known as TASC Diversion has been an
excellent alternative to prosecution.
Since it was established in 1989, the program has successfully treated
over 34,000 individuals, thereby saving the county valuable resources
and allowing program participants to avoid a felony conviction.
Do you qualify for the TASC Diversion program?
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) offers the TASC Diversion
Program to defendants who meet the following requirements:
- They are facing felony drug possession charges
- They DO NOT contest their guilt
- The individual is likely to benefit from the community treatment program
The TASC’s Deferred Prosecution Program is tailored to meet each
participant’s needs. Defendants who voluntarily participate and
successfully complete the program enjoy distinct advantages from the program:
their case will either be dropped, no charges will be filed, or the charges
will be dismissed with prejudice.
TASC’s diversion programs include the possession of marijuana program,
the possession of narcotic or dangerous drugs program, and the misdemeanor
adult diversion program. According to Arizona State University, program
participants who complete the TASC Adult Diversion Program have a significantly
lower rate of recidivism than those who do not enroll in the program.
To learn more about fighting your drug charges and TASC’s drug diversion
programs, reach out the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC. Put a
former prosecutor with
over 15 years of experience in your corner –
call today for a free case evaluation!