Everyone makes mistakes. Law enforcement officers arrest innocent people. Prosecutors jump to conclusions. Even upstanding citizens can have lapses in judgment that cross the line into criminal activity. Whether you’re truly innocent or guilty, you deserve representation if you’re facing a possible drug charges conviction.
Gurion Legal advocates for people in your situation. A Phoenix drug lawyer from our team can mount a defense against any charges you face. Charges don’t equal an automatic conviction. You still have options for protecting your future after an arrest.
After getting charged with a drug crime, the days might move painfully slow in anticipation of your court date. Alternatively, days could also fly by—making you feel as though the situation’s out of your control. Gurion Legal understands your anxiety. We don’t just take care of your case when you partner with us; we aim to take care of you, too.
When you hire our team of lawyers, we always keep you involved in decision-making, so you have a hand in what comes next. With our firm, you don’t have to worry about:
Interrogations don’t end at the arrest scene. Depending on the charges you face, the police could ask for several interviews. A drug lawyer in Phoenix from Gurion Legal stands by your side during interrogations.
During this process, we:
We can also ensure that law enforcement doesn’t infringe on your rights. For instance, they may neglect to tell you that you can have a lawyer present. If they don’t (and you’re unaware of this right), anything you share during an interview could be inadmissible in court.
Not all drug charges are equal. Some are misdemeanors, while others are felonies. It’s important to know the difference so, from the very beginning, we explain the charges you face. This serves as the basis of our legal strategy when protecting your rights.
When you get arrested for a drug crimes charge, you can expect to appear in court for your initial hearing within 24 hours. During the initial hearing, a judge will review the charges you face, whether you can post bail, and other details. You will also get a date for the next hearing.
Having an attorney through these initial hearings could help. We could recommend the judge release you without bond because of your circumstances. If the prosecution has zero evidence that you committed a crime, we could move to have your case dismissed before it reaches trial.
You could still face the consequences of a drug crime even if you accept a plea deal. Typically, these consequences have fewer ramifications than if you were convicted by a jury.
For instance, if the police find more than one ounce of marijuana in your car, the state could charge you with drug trafficking. Yet, before your trial starts, the prosecution may offer a plea deal, saying that if you plead guilty to drug possession, you’ll face fewer penalties. Our team can explore whether a plea deal is possible and whether accepting one could benefit your circumstances.
If a plea deal isn’t possible, and your case goes to court, our litigators can represent you. Our attorneys have represented many people with drug crime charges in Phoenix courts.
We won’t wait wait for the court date to:
To secure a conviction, a jury must determine if the prosecution proved your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If we can plant even the smallest seed of doubt in jurors’ minds, they cannot lawfully convict you.
Since our attorneys have defended many drug crime cases, we know the steps to take to form a solid defense. We may use one or more of the following defenses in your case:
Law enforcement cannot search a person, their house, or their vehicle without probable cause. If they don’t have probable cause or a search warrant and collect evidence anyway, we could work to get that evidence thrown out. Without the evidence of the drugs, we could request a dismissal of the charges.
Arizona law notes that to be convicted of a drug crime, you must knowingly be in possession of an illicit substance. For instance, imagine you borrowed your friend’s car, got pulled over, and police found cocaine. If you legitimately didn’t know the car had those items, we could push to have your case dismissed.
Arizona Proposition 207 legalized recreational marijuana in recent years. You can lawfully possess less than an ounce of flower and less than five grams of marijuana concentrate. Some officials might not know this, however.
If they charge you with possessing a legal drug (or you had less than a certain amount), we can fight for your freedom.
Law enforcement officials can legally set up sting operations. Although, sometimes, they take things too far, and entrapment occurs. Entrapment occurs when an officer induces you to commit a crime you wouldn’t have committed under other circumstances. Our attorneys can fight your drug charges if they occurred because of officer entrapment.
Arizona laws prohibit anyone from knowingly possessing, manufacturing, administering, and transporting drugs. The penalties you could face after a drug crime conviction generally depend on the crime itself, along with whether you’ve been convicted of a similar crime in the past. Typically, penalties for convictions include prison time and fines.
Gurion Legal advocates for defendants facing:
Depending on the severity of charges in your specific case, you could face life-altering penalties. To have a good chance of avoiding these charges, the attorneys at Gurion Legal can advocate for you.
While a criminal conviction could require you to pay fines and go to jail, there are other potential consequences you could face if convicted. These consequences could affect the rest of your life.
Long-term consequences you could face after a criminal conviction include:
To avoid these consequences, you should have the strongest defensive case possible. Our attorneys can help you strengthen your defense.
Every day, Gurion Legal gets countless questions from people in situations like yours. We want to alleviate your concerns and answer your questions as soon as possible. Some of these questions include:
Under the U.S. Constitution, you may demand a speedy trial after an arrest. It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for your trial date to arrive. From there, the trial itself could take a couple of days. Your case’s progression depends on many factors, some of which are out of your control. Yet, our team aims to keep your case on track, so you can spend more time with loved ones and less time worrying.
In addition to facing drug crime charges, you could face other charges, as well. Here’s an example. A father picks up his child from school. After getting pulled over for speeding, the police find three pounds of marijuana in the car. Here, that person could face drug possession charges in addition to child endangerment. This would elevate any penalties they face.
If you’re in a similar situation (meaning you’re facing other charges in addition to a drug crime), we can defend you from those allegations. At the conclusion of your case, we want you to walk away as a free citizen.
While awaiting trial, your next steps depend on many things. In general, we advise our clients to act with caution. This may include driving carefully and avoiding run-ins with the police. You should also cut ties with anyone involved in the alleged crime, like drug users and dealers.
Drug crime charges are serious matters in Phoenix. A single misstep could cost you your future. That’s why you want to entrust your case to a professional who understands the legal process. Gurion Legal has deep roots in Phoenix.
We’re on a first-name basis with many courtroom officials, and we know how certain judges operate. This gives us the insight necessary to seek the best possible outcome for your case. You do not want to go through this process alone—no matter how confident you feel.
Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have to ask whether a drug’s legal in Phoenix, chances are, it’s not.
The law prohibits possessing these drugs in any capacity:
As noted, Arizona law also prohibits carrying an excessive amount of marijuana.
If you have a prior criminal record, this could increase the penalties you face. For instance, suppose that you have a prior conviction for drug possession. Then, the state charges you with manufacturing illicit substances. Your history, combined with the charges you now face, could negatively affect your future for years to come.
Right now, you may wonder how a drug crime could transform your life. You might not even know what specific charges you face. At Gurion Legal, we can give you all the information you need to know about your legal options. What’s more, we can advocate for you at trial and fight for the best possible outcome.
Contact us today at (480) 800-0020.
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