Dangerous Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking is a term that encompasses a very specific set of drug related activities. A charge for trafficking dangerous drugs is typically punished more harshly in comparison to other drug related crimes in Arizona.
Depending on the circumstances, individuals charged with dangerous drug trafficking could stand to spend a substantial amount of time in prison and be forced to pay steep fines. In order to give yourself the best chance of avoiding harsh penalties, it would be in your best interest to contact a Maricopa County drug defense lawyer prior to speaking with the police or prosecution.Dangerous Drug Trafficking Lawyer in Mesa
Attorney James Novak is a former prosecutor who is knowledgeable in all areas of Arizona’s drug laws, and he has built his law firm on the principle that the client's needs come first. If you have been charged with dangerous drug trafficking in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, or East Valley, contact the Law Office of James E. Novak.
Call the Law Office of James E. Novak at (480) 413-1499, to set up a free consultation at on your drug trafficking charges.
Information Center for Drug Trafficking in Arizona
- Definition of Drug Trafficking According to the Arizona Revised Statutes
- Defenses to Drug Trafficking Charges in Maricopa County
- Drug Trafficking Penalties in Mesa
- Working with a Qualified Drug Trafficking Lawyer in Maricopa County
Definition of Drug Trafficking According to the Arizona Revised Statutes
According to ARS § 13-3408(A)(7), an individual can be charged with drug trafficking if he or she transports drugs for the purpose of selling them, imports drugs into the state of Arizona, offers to transport drugs for sale, or offers to import drugs into Arizona.
Dangerous drugs that are most commonly trafficked in Arizona include cocaine, marijuana, LSD, amphetamines, ecstasy, and heroin.
Defenses to Drug Trafficking Charges in Maricopa County
Prosecuting dangerous drug trafficking charges can be challenging. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to ascertain what intent was for the individual in possession of the drugs. This could lead to a dismissal or reduction in charges. In some cases, drug crime defense lawyers in Maricopa County can also use the following arguments:
- Entrapment: Law enforcement tricked or enticed an individual into commit a crime that he or she would not have otherwise committed
- Illegal search and seizure: The evidence that is being used to prosecute the alleged offender was obtained through an illegal search and seizure
- False allegation: An individual is being wrongly accused of transporting or importing drugs, or he or she has a prescription for the drugs in question
In some cases, when it is in the best interest of the client, attorneys from The Law Office of James E. Novak will negotiate the most beneficial plea deal, on behalf of the alleged offender. However, it is ultimately up to the client whether or not he or she will decide to accept a plea agreement.
Dangerous Drug Trafficking Penalties in Mesa
The penalties for dangerous drug trafficking usually depend on the type of drug in question, along with the aggregate weight of the drug. Drug trafficking is usually considered a class two felony offense, which is punishable by between 4 to 10 years in prison, along with fines.
Working with a Qualified Drug Trafficking Lawyer in Maricopa County
The military background of James Novak ensures that he will handle your case with the diligence and focus that it deserve. James Novak is an experienced Maricopa County drug defense lawyer who will make every effort to help you achieve the most desirable outcome for your particular situation.
The Law Office of James E. Novak proudly represents clients facing charges for drug trafficking in and around Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.Contact the Law Office of James E. Novak at (480) 413-1499 for a consultation to learn more about your legal options.