Drug Possession

Phoenix Drug Possession Attorneys

Let Our Phoenix Criminal Lawyers Protect Your Future

After a drug possession arrest, evidence can make or break the case. If prosecutors don't have the right evidence, or the evidence was collected illegally, the defendant's case becomes stronger. In fact, the defendant may have their charges reduced or dropped if the prosecutor doesn't have the right evidence. As criminal defense lawyers, Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. conducts in-depth investigations into our clients' cases to look for evidence to challenge the charges against them.

Why you should call Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. after an arrest:

  • Our team is available to take your call 24/7
  • Richard Suzuki is a former prosecutor
  • We have represented hundreds of clients
  • We’ll start your case with a FREE evaluation

At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we review probable cause to determine if the law enforcement officer followed the proper arrest procedures. Our Phoenix criminal attorneys also collaborate with investigators to determine whether the search and seizure of the drugs was legal. Using any weakness in the prosecutor's case, we can create a strong strategy to keep you out of jail and to protect your future. If you have been charged with drug possession, don’t wait to get in touch with our firm.

Understanding Your Rights During a Traffic Stop

When police officers stop a car, it is common for them to ask to search the vehicle. If they do not see anything in plain sight that would indicate the presence of drugs or illegal activity, they do not have a right to search your vehicle. You can lawfully decline a search. Additionally, if the officers don't have reasonable suspicion that you've done something wrong, they can't stop your car in the first place. If narcotics are found in your car, the prosecution must prove that they belong to you.

As your defense team, Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. challenges the constitutionality of car stops regarding whether or not police had probable cause to search your vehicle. We review dashboard video footage if it is available, and determine whether an officer followed proper procedures during your investigation and arrest. We can also challenge the prosecution's claim that the drugs found were actually yours, especially when other people were in your car or had access to your vehicle.

The Penalties for Narcotics & Marijuana Possession

The penalties for possessing, distributing, or smuggling narcotics are substantial at both the state and federal levels. In the case of meth, a conviction can mean between 5 and 15 years in prison. Additionally, possession of more than 9 grams of meth carries a mandatory prison sentence. In the case of cocaine, prison is mandatory for persons convicted for possessing more than 9 grams, or 750 milligrams in rock form. Selling cocaine carries a 3 to 12 1/2 year prison sentence as well.

The penalties for possession of marijuana depend on the weight of the drugs in the defendant's possession. Consequences range from four months in jail (for less than two pounds) to nearly four years in prison for cases involving more than four pounds. Whatever the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, our attorneys always explore options for the best resolution possible. In some cases, this may involve alternative sentencing options or counseling in lieu of jail time.

We Fight Your Charges When You Need Us Most – Call Us Today!

The time immediately following a drug-related arrest is crucial. Before you talk to investigators or prosecutors, contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. to schedule a free consultation. We are well-versed in drug crime defense, and our lawyers have the experience to help you obtain a favorable outcome. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney to defend your case, speak with a member of our legal team today. Our Phoenix drug possession lawyers are ready to fight for you.

To get started, call our office at (602) 842-6762. You may also contact us online for a free consultation.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Aggressive


    We are aggressive in our pursuit to uphold the rights and interests of our clients. We have the tenacity and the legal edge necessary to make a difference in your case.

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    We are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We genuinely care about your well-being, and will always work diligently to pursue a positive outcome. You deserve nothing less!

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    We are honest in our assessment of each case. Our lawyers make every effort to evaluate and review every case we receive. We are always candid and upfront about our conclusions. Our goal is your best interest, and we won't compromise that objective.

  • Highly-Rated


    We are highly rated by our peers and past clients. With a long list of achievements and accolades attached to our name, you can have confidence in our ability and our commitment.

  • Successful


    We are successful with a track record that includes many notable case wins, as well as millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. Our legal finesse and determination has been proven time and again. Let us put this experience to work for you.

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    We’ve worked on both sides of the courtroom, handling cases at the state and federal level. We apply this insight to the defendants we protect and the injured we advocate for.