Phoenix Trafficking Attorney

Federal and state laws prohibit trafficking illegal drugs. Trafficking is the term that describes importing and exporting drugs into and out of Arizona, according to the Arizona Revised Statutes. Trafficking drugs also refers to the sale and distribution within and without the state. Trafficking may refer to any and all kinds of drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • PCP
  • LSD
  • Any drug

If you were arrested or accused of illegally trafficking drugs, you are advised to immediately obtain the legal services of a highly experienced Phoenix drug crimes defense attorney. Attorney Jeremy Geigle has handled thousands of cases in the Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale areas during his career as a criminal defense attorney. He knows that it is imperative for your rights to be protected at all costs. Speak only to your attorney; do not offer information to anyone if your lawyer is not present.

Drug Trafficking in Phoenix:

Arizona drug trafficking charges may be prosecuted under a number of statutes, including Arizona Revised Statute 13-3407:

  • Possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacture or transportation of dangerous drugs:
  • A. A person shall not knowingly:
  • 7. Transport for sale, import into this state or offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer a dangerous drug.
  • B.(7): A person who violates Subsection A, Paragraph 7 of this section is guilty of a class 2 felony.

Sentencing:

  • Minimum: 5 years
  • Presumptive: 10 years
  • Maximum: 15 years

If methamphetamine is involved the sentence increases:

  • Minimum: 10 years
  • Presumptive: 15 years
  • Maximum: 20 years
  • Not eligible for suspended sentence, probation, pardon or release until the full sentence is served or commuted.

Fine:

  • Minimum: $1000, or
  • Three times the value of the drugs,
  • Whichever is greater

Other conditions:

  • Drug testing
  • Probationers must perform 360 community service hours
  • Property, vehicle forfeiture may be applicable
  • Other terms as appropriate

The information noted above is based on the interpretation of the appropriate statutes and is provided as a guide only; each case is subject to its specific circumstances. These penalties are severe.

Defenses to Trafficking Charges:

Attorney Jeremy Geigle has the experience and legal skills to mount an aggressive, proactive legal defense on your behalf. There are often improprieties in various aspects of the case, including due process violations, such as:

  • Was the arrest valid?
  • Was there probable cause?
  • Were you made aware of Miranda rights?
  • Was information illegally coerced?
  • Was there a valid arrest warrant?
  • Was there a valid search?
  • Were you informed of the charges against you?
  • Others

Attorney Geigle will seek an immediate dismissal whenever appropriate. If the evidence was obtained as a result of an invalid search, he will seek to suppress its introduction. In cases where the evidence cannot be introduced, the case often falls apart. Other options include a satisfactory plea agreement or a reduction of charges. Most cases are settled out of court; however, if the case is ripe for trial, Attorney Geigle will seek a not guilty verdict. He will fight for your rights and your freedom.

A Free Case Evaluation with Phoenix Trafficking Attorney Jeremy Geigle:

Drug trafficking charges are extremely severe; you are potentially facing years or decades in prison. It is wise to obtain legal representation from a drug defense lawyer who has experience in trafficking cases. Attorney Geigle offers a complimentary consultation to those who have been charged with drug offenses. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to better understand your case and your potential options. Ask Jeremy about payment flexibility and financing. To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Jeremy Geigle of Jackson White Attorneys at Law, call 480-818-9943.

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