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Drug crimes in Arizona

Posted by attorney Jeremy Geigle

If you are charged with a drug crime in Arizona you may be eligible to participate in Drug Court. Drug Court was created to give people an opportunity to receive treatment for substance abuse instead of punishment in jail. Possession of any illegal drug in Arizona is typically charged as a felony. If you are caught possessing marijuana, for example, you will likely be charged with the drug crime of possession of marijuana. If you have any drug paraphernalia on you at the time of the arrest, you will likely be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well.

Whenever you are in the situation of being arrested for any crime, it is a good idea to try to remain calm and respectful. By doing so you can avoid the situation escalating to the point where you are being charged with assaulting an officer or resisting arrest.

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