Sentencing in Arizona Drug Cases

Are you facing an Arizona drug charge? If so, there are things you need to know about the sentencing process as it relates to your drug case.

What you should know about the sentencing process
If you plead "guilty," "no contest," or are found "guilty" in an Arizona drug charge, you will be sentenced. Your sentencing date will generally occur several weeks after being found guilty.

The Pre-sentence Report
Prior to your sentencing, the probation department will produce a "Pre-sentence Report," which will include a short summary of the crime. It will also summarize your economic, educational, social, and criminal history. The court will consider this report in determining your sentence.

Possible sentencing outcomes
At the sentence hearing, the judge will decide your fate. Your sentence may include the following:

  • Incarceration or jail time
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Payment of restitution to the victim for financial losses

Contact us today to learn more about your criminal case and to order your copy of our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

If you have been accused of a drug charge, contact one of our experienced Arizona criminal law attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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