Types of Illegal Substances in Arizona
Answers from a Knowledgeable Phoenix Drug Crime Attorney
Like most states, Arizona has gone to great lengths to organize the substances
it considers illegal into a classification system. These systems serve
several purposes. Not only do they allow lawmakers to address different
sources of where these drugs come from, but more importantly, they help
dictate the severity of the crimes associated with them. It is because
of this that understanding what substance your drug charge involved is
critical in forecasting what type of penalties you might face.
For so many
drug cases, review, preparation, and strategy are just as essential as what
happens inside the courtroom. If you are facing a drug charge and want
thorough and studied representation, call us at the Law Offices of Joshua
S. Davidson, PLC. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Davidson is well-versed
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Classes of Illegal Substances
There are six major categories for controlled substances in Arizona. They
address the substance origin, level of danger it poses to the human body,
and the prevalence of addictive use.
The major drug classifications in Arizona include:
- Narcotic drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc.)
- Dangerous drugs (mescaline, methamphetamine, etc.)
- Prescription drugs
- Toxic vapor substances (chloroform, nitrous oxide, etc.)
For example, heroin and cocaine would be considered a narcotic, while methamphetamines
would fall under dangerous drugs. Depending on which type of drug you
are found with, you may be facing severe consequences. It should also
be noted that Arizona has also flagged a number of substances that are
commonly used in the production of drugs and can charge individuals for
possessing certain amounts of materials or substances.
To find out how your drug charge is classified and what penalties it could
yield in a court of law, retain knowledgeable representation as soon as
possible. At the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC, we know how important
it is for the accused and their families to understand their charges and
how critical proper defense can be in avoiding maximum penalties.
Call our firm today to schedule a
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