Yuma Heroin Defense Attorney
Being arrested and charged with a Heroin-related crime can be a frightening experience as Heroin has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous illegal drugs. Do not discuss it with anyone or make any explanations except with your Yuma criminal defense attorney. Because of the attitude prosecutors take in these matters, don’t try to “go it alone”. Remember that anything you say can and will be used against you. You need the kind of help our experienced legal team provides.
Our firm has the expertise required to handle the most serious Heroin crimes whether the charges are state or federal.
Heroin Defense Lawyer in Yuma
The amount of Heroin that is accepted as for personal use only is 1 gram or less. Anything more than that is said to be “above the threshold” and by law can be assumed to be for sale. In Arizona a first offense involving possession of Heroin for personal use only can qualify you for alternative sentencing, with probation, fines and community service. Just because you are arrested and charged does not mean there is sufficient evidence to find you guilty in a court of law. Scare tactics are sometimes used by law enforcement to gain a confession and force a person into a plea bargain. If the search done to find the Heroin wasn’t constitutionally legal or there were other procedural violations, as long as you don’t admit anything, a skillful Heroin lawyer could get the charges dropped.
Where larger amounts of Heroin are involved, or there are prior felony convictions, far more severe penalties could result, up to a maximum of 35 years in state prison. Conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Heroin and import Heroin into the US carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, or both. Our firm has a reputation statewide for successfully defending clients facing Heroin-related charges. When the stakes are high, call Dwane Cates Law Group, P.L.L.C. for a free initial consultation and the help you need.
Contact a Yuma Heroin Defense Attorney at the firm for a skilled, comprehensive defense if you are facing Heroin crime charges.