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Drug Possession for Sale or Transport in Phoenix

Arizona has some of the strictest laws in the nation where selling and transporting drugs are concerned. If you are arrested for possession of drugs with the intent to sell or transport them in Phoenix, you will face some very serious charges that can lead to lengthy prison sentences, not to mention large financial penalties.  

Also, and unlike being arrested with most types of drugs for personal use only, you will face mandatory prison time for selling or transporting drugs. Because of this, being arrested for selling or transporting drugs in Phoenix can severely change the course of your life and negatively impact your future. Therefore, if you are arrested or charged with drug possession for sale or transport in Phoenix, you should immediately seek out a competent, aggressive defense attorney to fight for your rights.

Let’s take a look at the penalties for selling or trafficking drugs in Phoenix…

Penalties for Selling Drugs in Phoenix

The penalties for selling and trafficking drugs in Arizona differ depending on the drug you are arrested for selling. Some drugs, like Marijuana, have different sentences depending on the amount you possess—while others, like LSD, are considered more dangerous and therefore, even one dosage is punished severely.

Selling and Trafficking Marijuana in Phoenix

If you are a first time offender arrested for selling marijuana in Phoenix, you can face the following penalties:

  • For up to two pounds with the intent to sell, you can face a class 4 felony charge that includes a prison sentence of up to 3.75 years
  • For between two pounds and four pounds with the intent to sell, you face a class 3 felony charge that includes a prison sentence of 8.75 years
  • For more than four pounds with the intent to sell, you can face a class 2 felony charge that includes a prison sentence of up to 12.5 years

If you are a first time offender arrested for transporting marijuana in Phoenix, you can face the following penalties:

For more information on marijuana crimes in Phoenix, please visit the Marijuana Crimes Information Page.

Selling and Trafficking Methamphetamine in Phoenix

If you are a first time offender arrested for selling meth in Phoenix, you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

If you are a first time offender arrested for transporting meth in Phoenix, you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

For more information on meth crimes in Phoenix, please visit the Methamphetamine Crimes Information Page.

Selling and Trafficking Narcotics in Phoenix

If you are a first time offender arrested for selling narcotics in Phoenix, you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

If you are a first time offender arrested for transporting narcotics in Phoenix, you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

For more information on narcotics crimes in Phoenix, please visit the Narcotics Crimes Information Page.

Selling and Trafficking Dangerous Drugs in Phoenix

If you are a first time offender arrested for selling dangerous drugs in Phoenix (with exception of meth), you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

If you are a first time offender arrested for transporting dangerous drugs in Phoenix (with exception of meth), you can face the following penalty regardless of amount:

  • A class 2 felony charge, including a sentence of up to 12.5 years in prison

For more information on dangerous drug crimes in Phoenix, please visit the Dangerous Drugs Crimes Information Page.

Additional Drug Selling and Trafficking Considerations

There are several possible factors that can lead to harsher sentencing penalties if you are arrested for drug selling or transporting in Phoenix, including:

  • Prior drug convictions
  • Prior non-drug related criminal convictions
  • Whether you sold trafficked drugs into a location like a school
  • Whether you were also in possession of deadly or dangerous weapons

If any of these factors are present, you may be facing a longer sentence, and more fines than you would otherwise.

  • If you are convicted of selling or trafficking drugs in Phoenix, you can face a fines up to, and sometimes in excess of $150,000 per charge plus surcharges

We recommend taking a look at the Phoenix sentencing guidelines for specific sentencing information. All of the variables that can go into sentencing for drug selling and trafficking make it essential to consult an experienced, aggressive defense attorney who will fight for your rights in the courtroom.

Phoenix Criminal Attorney Represents Drug Selling and Trafficking Cases in Phoenix

Phoenix Criminal Attorney provides our clients with focused legal assistance for drug selling and trafficking charges of all severity levels. We will not stop fighting for your rights by making sure that every possible legal option and defense strategy is available to you. If you have been charged with any kind of drug selling or trafficking charge in Phoenix, contact us today for a private, no obligation consultation at 602-551-8092.

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