Drug crimes have been vigorously prosecuted ever since the War on Drugs in the 1970s. Drug crime convictions have led to some of the longest prison sentences in American history. Almost half of those incarcerated in the federal prison system are related to drug crimes.
Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling drug crime charges. Attorney Richard Suzuki has founded his law firm using lawyers who served as former prosecutors at the state or federal level.
This unique insight into how the prosecution works is the root of our success. Our trial lawyers are award-winning and nationally recognized for their talent in the courtroom. When your freedom is at stake, turn to a defense firm that is proven, dedicated, and reliable.
Our Phoenix drug crimes attorneys have a long track record of success defending against drug charges:
In the last reporting year, Arizona made nearly 4,000 drug-related arrests and prosecuted 80 percent. Most charges were for possession or concealment.
Never take drug crimes lightly. Whether you are under suspicion, being investigated, or have been charged, state and federal prosecutors will often stack charges to maximize penalties.
Violent offenses paired with drug crime charges can lead to some of the longest prison sentences available.
Involving a Phoenix drug crime attorney as soon as possible is your best defense. As former prosecutors, we know to investigate every aspect of your arrest for holes:
While recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona for those 21 and older, you can still be charged with possession under certain circumstances.
Possessing 1 ounce or less of marijuana or 5 grams or less of marijuana concentrate is legal. However, even half an ounce more and you could face a drug possession charge.
Federal law still charges the use of marijuana as a criminal offense.
Proposition 200 (e.g., the Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act) is an important statute that offers leniency to drug offenders if they did not commit a violent crime. The Act is a major step to reducing unnecessary incarceration for non-violent offenses.
However, if you are convicted of a violent crime while under the influence of drugs, Proposition 200 requires your sentence to be carried out fully without the possibility of parole.
If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, it is crucial that you remain polite, cooperative, and silent. Exercise your right to remain silent and ask for an attorney.
Answering seemingly harmless questions from police can be detrimental to your case. Call our Phoenix drug crimes lawyers as soon as possible to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
Day or night, contact the dedicated defense attorneys of Suzuki Law Offices and schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and potential defense strategies.
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