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 Phoenix Drug Distribution Lawyer If you are searching for a Phoenix drug distribution lawyer, look no further. Criminal defense attorney Craig Orent is renowned for his experience, aggression, and passionate defense of those accused of drug crimes.

Do not sit by and let the state accuse you of a crime. You need to begin aggressively pushing back to preserve your freedom and reputation. Orent Law Offices has decades of experience in criminal defense and has secured favorable results in countless drug cases.

Contact our team in Phoenix, AZ, right away so we can get started building your defense. Call (480) 656-7301 today.

How Can Orent Law Offices Help Me With Drug Distribution Charges in Phoenix?

How Can Orent Law Offices Help Me With Drug Distribution Charges in Phoenix?If you are facing drug-related charges in Phoenix, Arizona, you need skilled legal defense. Phoenix drug distribution attorney Craig Orent has over 33 years of experience taking criminal cases to trial.

Attorney Orent was invited into the prestigious “National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers” organization. Regardless of whether you are being investigated by the Federal or State government, we will get started representing you:

  • Asserting the right to remain silent and to counsel
  • Fighting for favorable conditions of bail for pretrial release
  • Dispatching an investigator of our own
  • Hiring experts if needed
  • Preparing motions to suppress evidence
  • Negotiating for dismissal or reduction in charges
  • Taking the case to trial

More often, drug distribution cases are won and lost in the small details. Orent Law Offices will scrutinize your case from every angle to prove your innocence.

Our team takes great pride in our ability to uncover unlawful police conduct or evidentiary flaws that can be used to your advantage. We know first hand that only an aggressive approach will get the State to leave you alone.

Get started fighting for your rights and future. Contact our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer right away to discuss your drug distribution case.

What Are The Elements of a Drug Distribution Charge?

Chapter 34 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 13, contains many different drug distribution crimes. The specific drug distribution crime charged will vary depending on the specific allegations. Things such as substance type, quantity, activity, and priors can all impact which specific crime is charged.

Speaking generally, drug distribution statutes criminalize possession, use, production, acquisition, sale, or transportation of:

Intent to distribute is established if you possessed more than a certain amount of the illegal substance (called “threshold amount”). The amount that is needed to create “intent to distribute” varies depending on the substance.

Some common threshold amounts that create intent to distribute::

  • One gram of heroin
  • Nine grams of cocaine
  • Nine grams of methamphetamine
  • Two pounds of marijuana
  • Any illegal drugs with a value of over $1000.00

Sometimes, possessing multiple drugs can lead to distribution charges. The State can add them up to reach the threshold.

What Kind of Penalty Am I Facing If Convicted?

Drug distribution cases are incredibly serious. Allegations of drug distribution can be life-altering. These crimes are nearly always felonies.

The Felony classifications and maximum penalties are:

  • Class 6: Up to 2 years prison
  • Class 5: Up to 2.5 years prison
  • Class 4: Up to 3.75 years prison
  • Class 3: Up to 8.75 years prison
  • Class 2: Up to 12.5 years prison
  • Class 1: Death or life imprisonment

Having multiple cases or charges, or having a prior record, are factors that can greatly increase prison exposure in drug distribution cases. Fines and lengthy probation often come along with a conviction as well.

A good defense lawyer can fight for a lighter sentence than the maximum. However, there are mandatory minimum jail sentences that cannot be avoided.

Orent Law Offices know how scary facing these charges can be. We want you to know that when you hire us, you are not alone. We are fierce defenders of the accused, and we will go to bat for you every step of the way.

What Defenses are Available Against Drug Distribution Charges?

Every case is unique, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to criminal cases. Attorney Orent will go over your case and develop the appropriate defense based on your unique situation.

Some defenses that are often relevant in Phoenix drug distribution cases include:

  • The drugs did not belong to you
  • The police conducted an unlawful search
  • Your Miranda rights were violated
  • The entrapment defense
  • Mistaken identity
  • Lack of knowledge or intent

Whatever the appropriate defense is, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to fight for you.

Contact Our Phoenix Drug Distribution Lawyers for Help

If you are searching for a Phoenix drug distribution lawyer, you have found the right team to represent you. We are ready to help you build your defense. Contact us today for a free consultation with our legal team.

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