DRUG SALE OFFENSES § 13-3401 et. seq.

The Arizona Criminal Code and Arizona courts distinguish between possession and possession for sale when it comes to drugs like marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs. The Criminal Code provides for statutory threshold amounts that determine punishment. For example, possession of 2 pounds of marijuana, 9 grams of cocaine, or 9 grams of methamphetamine will result in a mandatory prison term and may not be probation eligible.

Whether you are charged with possession or possession for sale may depend on the quantity of the drug, but also other indicia found by law enforcement in your possession or control such as a large quantity of cash, ledgers, scales, drug paraphernalia, how the drugs are packaged and/or surveillance equipment. Your own statements or admissions may also be grounds for increased charges.

If you’re being investigated for or charged with this crime, please contact our Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Kevin Breger.

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