Fighting a Drug Possession Charge in Arizona
Posted By Salvador Law Group || Nov 6, 2019
If you’re facing a drug charge in Arizona, it may seem like your future is in jeopardy. While it is a serious situation, an experienced defense attorney will be able to prepare defenses that may get your case dismissed.
Learn how an attorney may help fight your drug possession charge in Arizona.
Legal Defenses for Drug Possession
There are several legal defenses that an attorney may take to dismiss your drug possession charge in Arizona, including the following:
Unlawful search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful or unjustified searches and seizures. Law enforcement must have reasonable suspicion that you are in possession of drugs before searching your vehicle.
The drugs belonged to someone else. An experienced defense attorney may pressure the prosecutors to prove that the drugs found in your possession belonged to you specifically, rather than to another passenger in the vehicle or guest in your home.
Crime lab analysis. In order to be convicted of a drug crime, seized drugs must undergo a chemical analysis to prove that it is the drug that the prosecution claims it to be. If the chemical nature of the drug does not match the drug for which you’re facing charges, your case may be dismissed.
Medical marijuana exemption. Medical use of marijuana may be used as a defense in which medical marijuana has been legalized, including Arizona.
Facing a Drug Possession Charge? Contact Us Today
If you’re facing a drug possession charge in Arizona, our Phoenix defense attorneys know how to defend your rights. We handle a wide range of drug possession cases and we’re prepared to fight for you.
Contact Salvador Law Group at (602) 842-6222 to learn how we can assist you.