Facing Heroin Charges in AZ?
Answers from an Experienced Phoenix Drug Crime Lawyer
Arizona classifies controlled substances in a number of different categories,
with heroin falling squarely in the "narcotic drugs" class.
Heroin is considered an opiate that is both highly addictive and highly
dangerous to its users. For these reasons, it is considered a high priority
illegal substance—not just in Arizona, but all over the country.
If you have been caught in possession of or selling heroin, the penalties
are substantial. It is critical you seek aggressive, competent representation
that will see these charges through with you and pursue every avenue to
reduce or dismiss them. The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC, was
founded by a former prosecutor who knows how these cases are handled on
both sides of the courtroom and can utilize effective defensive strategies.
Start your defense today by calling on our dedicated Phoenix
drug crime lawyer.
Common Penalties for Heroin Charges
The most common drug charges associated with heroin are possession and
sale or transfer. The narcotic classification of heroin makes the penalties
especially harsh, even for minor offenses.
Penalties for sale and possession of heroin include:
Possession: Up to 3 years and 9 months of prison and $2,000 in fines
Sale: Up to 12 years and 6 months in prison and $150,000 in fines
These are just the broad strokes of these penalties. Other factors, such
as offenses committed in school zones or repeat offenses could mean further
penalty for the accused. Furthermore, you may be required to enroll in
a substance abuse program or community service.
You do not have to accept the maximum penalties for these crimes. Give
yourself the best chance to reduce or avoid these charges by retaining
the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC for your defense. Our Phoenix
criminal lawyer can provide knowledgeable and assertive representation for your
Contact us to schedule a
case evaluation with our dedicated firm.