Criminal Charges Defense in Mesa
Most states across America have been decriminalizing the use of marijuana in recent years. Although Arizona permits the medical use of marijuana, Arizona still has high fines and jail time for recreational possession. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or upgraded to a Class 6 felony which can carry a sentence of up to 2 years in prison and a conviction for possession of 4 or more pounds can result in a 4-year prison sentence.
One way to avoid a jail time or fines when a small quantity of drugs is involved is to enter a diversion program. The best criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate a deal with lesser penalties, especially if you have no criminal record. Possession of narcotics such as cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs such as oxycontin could result in a Class 4 felony that carries an up to 4-year prison sentence. Even possessing or attempting to sell paraphernalia can result in a jail term of 2 years and a $150,000 fine. These are serious penalties and a good drug crimes defense is your best way to fight these charges.
Being accused of a sex crime carries with it a stigma that can impact your life beyond the fines and incarceration terms. It can permanently stain your reputation. You can lose your job, lose your family and friends. Unfortunately, many times these types of accusations are false. They can come from a spouse during a custody battle, or as a way to extract money. Your job may depend on the public’s opinion of you and a sex crime conviction would end your career, the accuser is relying on that and may threaten to go public with a false accusation unless you pay them off. A person may be accused of rape because the accuser is embarrassed and concerned about their reputation, or they may be pressured by a parent.
Our sex crimes attorneys look closely at all aspects of the case. Gathering the facts, including the accuser’s motivation and the circumstances surrounding the situation.
We serve the cities of Mesa and Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, AZ.