Possession of Drugs and/or Drug Paraphernalia-Understanding Drug Laws in Arizona
At Owens and Perkins, we know that being charged with a crime like this
can be a stressful experience. Although drug laws in Arizona and the provisions
of Proposition 200 may allow for probation or a reduced charge and spare
you from a lengthy prison term in some situations, it will not in every
situation depending on your criminal history. At Owens and Perkins has
effective Criminal Attorneys, experienced in drug laws in Arizona to represent
you in drug or drug paraphernalia possession cases.
We will investigate every aspect of your case from interviewing eyewitnesses
to reviewing all the physical evidence. This helps our Attorneys to evaluate
the strength of the case against you and develop any and all potential defenses.
These cases often involve complex issues of search and seizure where the
police may have unconstitutionally obtained evidence that they should
be prohibited from using against you. In these situations, we will aggressively
fight to show that the seizure or search violated your 4th Amendment right
to be free from unreasonable search and seizure and attempt to have the
case thrown out due to this violation.
Next, we'll discuss the outcome of the investigation with you, and
together we'll decide on the best course of strategy. If the State
has a strong case, we may decide to negotiate the best possible deal with
the Prosecutor. This includes gathering and presenting our own evidence
to the Prosecutor and, when possible, seeking to reach a deal that avoids
or reduces incarceration or possibly avoids a felony conviction.
We will seek to identify any weaknesses in the Prosecution's case,
as well as evidence of your good character that shows why you should not
be treated like a common criminal.
In certain cases, you may be eligible for a diversion program that will
ultimately result in the dismissal of the charges once you've completed
a program of drug testing and counseling.
But if you're innocent of all charges and we can present solid evidence
to support this, we may decide to take your case to trial. Our experienced
Criminal Attorneys will prepare your case for trial to present to a jury
or judge in the light most favorable to you.