Drug Sales

By:
Armando Nava

Drug Sales Charges

Being convicted of selling drugs in Arizona can be a very serious charge. You could be facing probation, expensive fines, jail time, or even prison time. Because this is a very serious charge, you should consult with an experienced attorney to help you through this process.

Factors In Drug Sales Charges

Arizona’s drug laws can be complicated to navigate. Two people convicted of the same drug charge can get different sentences based on a variety of factors. Below are a couple of factors considered in a drug sales case:

  • Is the person charged a repeat offender?
  • What was the quantity of the drug involved?
  • What was the type of drug involved in the case?
  • Did the person charged have the intention of selling the drug?

Based on the variety of factors at play, the court can make you pay fines, take diversion programs or sentence you up to 20 years in prison. Certain quantities of drugs require mandatory prison sentencing. These are referred to as threshold amounts and are:

  • PCP - 4 Grams (50 Milliliters)
  • Heroin - 1 Gram
  • Cocain - 9 Grams
  • Marijuana – over 2 Pounds
  • Methamphetamine - 9 Grams
  • Crack - 750 Milligrams

What is the Punishment for Selling Drugs?

1st Offense (Below Quantity Threshold): Potential 3 - 12.5 years of prison time or probation

1st Offense (Above Quantity Threshold): Mandatory 3 - 12.5 years of prison time

2nd Offense (Above or Below Quantity Threshold): Up to 23 years of prison time

3rd Offense (Above or Below Quantity Threshold): Up to 35 years of prison time

Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale

Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale is a class two felony in Arizona, however, it is treated differently than drug sale charges. Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale carries a much steeper prison sentence and probation is not available. A.R.S§ 13-3407 provides the possible sentencing range:

1st Offense: Mandatory 5-15 years of prison time

2nd Offense: Mandatory 10-20 years of prison time

Working with Nava Law Firm, PLLC

At Nava Law, we can help you understand the position you are in based on the facts of your case. This means that we can let you know what is at stake in terms of potential fines, community service, home detention and even prison time based on factors like prior convictions, police evidence and the details surrounding your arrest. 

Drug Charges can be tricky to navigate and it is important to have an experienced attorney review your case and fight for the best outcome. If you have any questions, please take advantage of our free consultation so that we can guide you through this process.


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