Tucson Drug Lawyer
Arizona Drug Possession, Manufacturing & Trafficking Defense Attorneys
Although drug crimes are considered victimless, the potential sentences for convictions are harsh. Having an Arizona drug crime lawyer strategizing the best defense to a drug case is crucial to your success. Often the successful defense of a drug case depends on challenges to searches, seizures and demonstrating that government witnesses are not reliable or credible.
Nesci & St. Louis will challenge the prosecution’s evidence at every step of the proceedings. We will advise you whether to fight your charges pretrial, at trial or to attempt to reach an agreement to resolve the case by entering a drug diversion program. Our Tucson drug lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience to the aggressively defending those accused of drug crimes in the criminal courts of Arizona, and we are ready to advocate for you.
Have you or a loved one been arrested? Contact our firm today!
Drug Laws in Arizona
Extensive drug laws are contained in the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) criminal code title 13, chapter 34. Prohibited acts under these statutes include:
- Drug Possession
- Selling drugs
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Manufacturing
- Growing drugs
Possession of controlled substances is illegal under most circumstances. The list of illegal drugs includes heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, ecstasy, and peyote.
Prescription Medication Criminal Charges
Criminal violations involving legal and prescription drugs have become increasingly common. Possession of a medication that is legal for a patient’s use may result in incarceration if the pharmaceutical is transferred to another person.
Prescription drugs covered by these rules include:
- Roxanol Percocet
You can also be charged for possessing or using prescription medications obtained through legitimate prescriptions under some circumstances. In addition, under Arizona’s strict DUI laws, you may also be arrested for driving under the influence of legally prescribed drugs.
Drug Court Program in Arizona
The Arizona drug court program was established to help drug-dependent defendants get the help they need and avoid incarceration. If you are a first-time offender charged with a crime referenced by A.R.S. 13-3422, you may be a candidate for a drug diversion program. Nesci & St. Louis Attorneys at Law advises you about pursuing this option.
If you are ineligible for drug court, our drug crime defense lawyers in Tucson will challenge the government’s search of your property and person, and the seizure of the drug evidence at every step of the proceedings. We will do what it takes to get you the best result possible.
Contact Our Arizona Drug Crime Attorneys
If you're in need of legal assistance for a drug related crime, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Nesci & St. Louis to fight for your rights!
For an assertive defense when you are charged with a drug offense, call Nesci & St. Louis today at (520) 999-2441.
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