Drug Crimes – El Mirage

Drug crime arrests are on the rise in El Mirage. As you can see from the chart below, the El Mirage Police Department takes drug cases very seriously, leading to more and more arrests each year. Most drug offenses are charged as felonies, which can have lasting consequences. While some drug offenses may be probation eligible, others may land you in jail or even prison.

In Arizona, you can be charged with a drug crime if you knowingly possess, use, possess for sale, produce, transport for sale, transfer, or offer to sell or transfer an illegal drug. Additionally, you may face possession of drug paraphernalia charges if you use, or possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body any illegal drug. The paraphernalia statute includes items like marijuana pipes or plastic baggies used to hold drugs.

Types of Drug Cases Rosenstein Law Group Successfully Defends Against

We handle all types of drug cases, including possession, sales, manufacturing and distribution. We have represented clients facing charges for marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, LSD and MDMA, to name a few. Felony drug charges can range from class 6 felonies to class 2 felonies depending on the type of drug and whether it is a personal possession or sales/manufacturing/transportation case. Given this wide range, a person could be facing substantial prison time if convicted. Whether you face allegations of simple possession of a marijuana pipe or grinder, or shipment of large quantities of drugs throughout Arizona, we have the knowledge and experience to offer aggressive representation that gets results.

Defenses to El Mirage Drug Charges

In drug cases, there are a number of common defenses that may be useful to obtain a favorable result in your case, such as the suppression of evidence, reduction of charges, or dismissed charges. Some of these defenses include:

  • Insufficient evidence to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Lack of knowledge that the drugs or paraphernalia were in your possession. The drugs may have been left in your car or in a common area of your home by another person without your knowledge.
  • Illegal search of your vehicle, home or person.
  • Violation of your constitutional rights, such as your right to counsel or right to remain silent.
  • Lack of reasonable suspicion to pull you over and begin an investigation.
  • Lack of probable cause to arrest.
  • Erroneous or insufficient drug testing results

Free Consultation For Your El Mirage Drug Charges

We understand that your liberty and livelihood may be at stake when you are facing drug charges, that is why we offer free initial consultations so that we can help you determine the best way to proceed with your case. We strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients. In some cases that may be an outright dismissal or reduction of charges. We may also be able to negotiate a diversion program that could result in the dismissal of charges. Contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online to schedule a free drug crime consultation and case evaluation.