Arizona’s criminal justice system treats drug-related offenses very seriously. Under Arizona law, drugs are classified in different ways.
The legal classifications are:
- Dangerous Drugs, e.g., methamphetamine, LSD, mescaline, an MDA
- Narcotics, e.g., cocaine, crack, heroin, and prescription drugs like Percocet; and Marijuana
Specific charges for possession under Arizona law include:
- A.R.S. § 13-3405 – Possession, use, production, sale or transportation of marijuana (Felony, Class determined based on action and amount)
- A.R.S. § 13-3407(A)(1) – Possession or use of a dangerous drug (Class 4 Felony)
- A.R.S. § 13-3407(A)(2) – Possession of a dangerous drug for the purpose of sale (Class 2 Felony)
- A.R.S. § 13-3407(A)(3) – Possession of equipment and/or chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing dangerous drugs (Class 3 Felony; Class 2 Felony for Methamphetamine)
- A.R.S. § 13-407(A)(7) – Transporting or offering to transport for sale or import into the state or knowingly selling or offering to sell or transfer a dangerous drug (Class 2 Felony).
- A.R.S. § 13-3408 – Possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacture or transportation of narcotic drugs (Felony, Class determined by the specific offense)
If you have been charged with drug possession or another drug-related offense, contact AWD LAW® immediately.
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