Drug Sentences

Sentences for State and Federal Drug Crimes

Many first-time drug offenders are eligible for alternative sentencing outcomes that can enable them to obtain the minimum sentence or even avoid jail altogether. These include a TASC diversion program or drug court.

At The Baker Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona, our lawyers handle all types and levels of drug cases. We have a comprehensive understanding of sentencing laws and how to argue effectively on behalf of our clients.

Call 602-842-0359 to schedule a consultation.

There is a marked difference between the penalties imposed by state and federal courts for drug offense convictions.


People who are familiar with the criminal justice system in Arizona know that the state and federal court systems are quite different. Although there are no longer mandatory minimums in federal cases, many judges still use these as a benchmark. Persons convicted in federal court often receive the recommended sentence - or worse. In Arizona state courts on the other hand, judges have more options when it comes to sentencing people, particularly for first time offenders and in cases involving nonviolent drug crimes.

We develop arguments for mitigating circumstances to lessen your possible penalty.

Factors such as your willingness to consent to a diversion program or drug treatment, your attitude and other factors could result in a better outcome than you would ordinarily expect.

At The Baker Law Firm, our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of diversion programs for first and second time offenders, and how to present compelling arguments for mitigation. We will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

For knowledgeable counsel about drug sentencing guidelines, contact our Phoenix law firm. Call us at 602-842-0359 to learn how we can use our experience with thousands of state and federal drug cases to help you. At The Baker Law Firm, Clients Come First.

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