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.