Yuma Marijuana Defense Attorney
Marijuana Penalties in Arizona
If you have been arrested for a marijuana related crime, you need help from a skilled Yuma criminal defense attorney. In Arizona even a first arrest for “simple possession” involving a small amount of marijuana should not be taken lightly. The truth is there is no such thing as a “minor conviction”. A first conviction on your record is a statement that you have been found guilty of violating the law which can then affect the rest of your life.
With the help of the legal team at our firm, if your record is clean, your sentence could be suspended, and you could be eligible for a deferred prosecution program and the possibility of having a clean record afterward.
Marijuana Attorney in Yuma
Federal and Arizona laws concerning marijuana-related crimes carry severe penalties. Possession of 30 grams or less for a first offense may result in a suspended sentence and probation, drug abuse education, fines and fees. If the charge of possession includes being in close proximity to a school or school bus, or the amount of marijuana is over 30 grams, penalties can be increased.
Penalties for marijuana crimes can be as severe as 10 years in prison and $150,000. in fines. With the help of an experienced Yuma marijuana lawyer who will fight for you, you may have a greatly reduced sentence and in some circumstances the charges could be dropped completely. If you have been arrested for marijuana related crimes, our legal team is fully prepared to help.
Get the Aggressive Representation You Deserve
Prosecutors treat marijuana possession even in small amounts seriously, and generally file felony charges where they feel they have sufficient cause. Just having any marijuana paraphernalia is sufficient for an arrest in Arizona. Regardless of the type of marijuana -related crime you are charged with, a criminal defense lawyer with our firm has the expertise you want on your side. Call Dwane Cates Law Group, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation and start planning an aggressive defense.
Contact a Yuma Marijuana Defense Attorney with our firm for a free initial consultation and a strong defense