Phoenix Marijuana Possession Attorney
Marijuana Offenses in Phoenix, Arizona
Although still considered a felony under Arizona law, marijuana offenses
are marginally less serious than many other
drug offenses. In Phoenix possession of marijuana in any usable quantity is a class
six felony. Most persons charged with this marijuana offense are given
the opportunity to participate in a diversion program if they have no
prior criminal record. Upon completion of the diversion program, the Phoenix,
Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe or Mesa possession of marijuana charge will
be dismissed with prejudice and no conviction will be reflected on your
record. The county attorney’s office does not always offer participation
in the diversion program unless it is specifically requested. As an experienced
Phoenix Marijuana Attorney, Joshua S. Davidson knows how to identify cases
that are diversion eligible and will seek that opportunity for his client
by engaging in negotiations with the prosecution.
Marijuana Attorney in Phoenix
Possession of marijuana for sale is a far more serious offense. Even if
there is no evidence of actual drug sales, police and prosecutors in Phoenix
will sometimes attempt to pursue possession of marijuana for sale charges
based on the quantity of the drugs and possible the presence of any currently,
scales, baggies or other paraphernalia that is indicative of the sale
of marijuana. The weight of the marijuana involved determines the severity
of the possession for sale charge and cases involving over 4 pounds require
a prison sentence if the defendant is convicted.
Whether charged with possession of marijuana or possession of marijuana
for sale, it is critical that your case be reviewed by an experienced
Phoenix marijuana defense attorney like Joshua S. Davidson who knows how
to identify any constitutional violations that may have been committed
by the police before, during, and after your arrest. Whenever evidence
is illegal obtained by the police, it could be subject to suppression
by the court and the prosecution may have no choice but to dismiss your
case. Joshua S. Davidson strives to obtain the best possible outcome in
every case he handles. Contact him today for your free initial consultation.
If you have been arrested for a marijuana charge in Phoenix, Arizona, you
should have an experienced former drug prosecutor working to protect your right.
Contact Phoenix Marijuana Lawyer Joshua S. Davidson today.