Possession with Intent to Distribute
Phoenix Drug Possession Attorney
Possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute may be charged at
the state or federal level in Arizona. This charge may be related to controlled
substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD, methamphetamine, and
other dangerous drugs. When faced with such a charge, you should immediately
seek experienced legal representation from a proven
In the greater Phoenix area, you can turn to the Law Offices of Joshua
S. Davidson, PLC. Mr. Davidson is a
former prosecutor with more than a decade of experience in criminal law. He has conducted more than 70 jury trials and hundreds
of non-jury court hearings. As a proven Phoenix drug possession lawyer,
he will use his considerable experience and former prosecution background
to mount the best possible defense strategy on your behalf in both state
and federal courts.
Laws Pertaining to Possession with Intent to Distribute
Arizona laws prohibit the possession of narcotics, prescription drugs,
and other dangerous drugs for distribution. If you are found with a quantity
of illegal drugs that is more than for personal use, you will be accused
of possession with intent to distribute. These laws fall under Title 13
Chapter 34 of the Revised Arizona Statutes. Generally this means that
if the amount found at the time of your arrest consists of the "threshold"
amounts described in law, law enforcement will assume that the drugs were
intended to be sold or distributed. Each drug has its own threshold amount
delineated under law, such as 9 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin,
and more than 2 pounds of marijuana. Possession with intent to distribute
will result in a mandatory prison sentence without the possibility of parole.
Possession with intent to distribute also violates federal drug laws. U.
S. Code 21 Section 841 entitled Prohibited Acts describes it as knowingly
or intentionally manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing
with the intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance.
The federal law goes on to explain what amounts of specific drugs violate
the law, such as 50 grams of methamphetamine. The penalties include 10
years in prison to life with fines starting at $10,000.
Get Qualified Legal Help in Phoenix
In the face of such harsh state or federal penalties,
contact Mr. Davidson's firm to get the capable and dedicated help you need. The firm provides a
free case evaluation in which you can learn more about the legal factors pertaining to your
situation and how the firm can help you.