Criminal charges can be levied upon people for a wide variety of reasons. Illegal drugs or prescription drug abuse are among these reasons. In Arizona, the laws concerning illegal drugs are clear and many arrests related to drug crimes can take place. It is important, however, for all residents to remember than an arrest is neither a conviction nor a guarantee of a person’s guilt. Every person charged with some form of crime involving illegal or prescription drugs deserves a defense.
A woman from Tucson was recently sentenced for her earlier drug conviction that was handed down in January of this year. The court convicted the woman of possession of marijuana and of possession of drug paraphernalia. An additional charge included driving a motor vehicle with an illegal substance found in her system. The probationary period she will serve is to last a total of three years.
A news article reporting on the sentencing also indicated that the woman was found to be not guilty of a 2012 manslaughter charge. The incident involved the vehicular death of an 18-month old child. The case was tried in Puma County Superior Court.
Drug crimes can include drug possession, possession with intent to sell and more. Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and other substances are commonly involved in criminal cases. Residents who have been arrested for any form of drug crime might wish to contact an attorney for help with their defenses. Getting the right legal counsel can make all the difference in the end.
Source: AZdailysun.com, “Tucson woman gets probation on drug charges,” February 28, 2014