Not all drug crimes are the same. In an Arizona drug possession for sale charge, the state of Arizona will attempt to prove that you had illegal drugs in your possession with the intent to distribute those drugs.
Your intended use for the drugs
In a drug possession for sale charge, authorities are not claiming that you possessed the illegal drugs for personal use. Rather, they will attempt to prove that you are:
- Dealing the drugs
- Selling the drugs
- Distributing the drugs
Three main categories of illegal drugs
Arizona classifies drugs in three main categories:
- Dangerous drugs, such as LSD, ecstasy, GHB, steroids, and more
- Narcotics, such as cocaine, heroin, opium, oxycodene, and more
Even if the intent was for your personal use
Even if the drugs were intended for your personal use, you still might be charged with possession with the intent to distribute. An experienced Phoenix criminal lawyer might be able to have those charges reduced to simple drug possession.
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