Experienced Marijuana Possession Defense in Arizona
Many people mistakenly believe that with the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona, officers are lenient on those with small amounts of marijuana. However, law enforcement officers are increasingly issuing citations and prosecuting individuals for marijuana possession, even when the amount found is minimal.
If you, your car, or your home is searched for marijuana and any amount is found, you will be cited and charged with marijuana possession — or a more serious marijuana charge. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we have extensive experience defending individuals who are facing drug possession charges for simple possession of marijuana. Contact our criminal defense lawyers to discuss your case and how we can help.
Arizona Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys Protecting Your Rights
Our Phoenix and Scottsdale possession of marijuana defense attorneys help clients protect their rights and defend their interests in drug crime cases throughout Arizona. Michael S. Baker knows Arizona drug laws, drug penalties and what is at stake for clients who are charged with possession of marijuana.
We provide aggressive defense to clients facing charges involving simple marijuana possession, including related charges for possession of drug paraphernalia (i.e. pipes, bongs, rolling papers and other marijuana drug paraphernalia). Without effective defense counsel, a drug arrest for possession of marijuana can turn into a misdemeanor or felony drug conviction and serious penalties such as:
- Jail time (although jail time usually is not imposed for first-offense or second-offense marijuana possession)
- Mandatory minimum fine of $750
- Drug treatment
Tough Criminal Defense Lawyers Driven for Results
As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we understand the impact a criminal conviction can have on your future, especially if you have never been in trouble with the law. Therefore, we assess your options and defense strategies with an ultimate focus on protecting your rights and preserving your future.
We thoroughly investigate the tactics used by law enforcement to obtain evidence and evaluate whether your rights were violated. If pot was confiscated during an illegal search and seizure, an unwarranted traffic stop, or other unlawful method, we work hard to get the evidence suppressed from the record — weakening the prosecution’s case against you.
In other instances in which the evidence (the drugs) cannot be removed from the case, we look at other options such as deferral programs, which may be available to individuals with no prior drug convictions. Following successful completion of drug treatment and probation, the drug charges are dismissed and removed from your record.
Contact The Baker Law Firm, LLC
When you come to our Phoenix and Scottsdale marijuana possession defense lawyers, you can count on us providing the zealous defense you need to fight a criminal conviction. Call 602-842-0359 to contact our defense law firm about your case.