During a traffic stop in Phoenix, a drug dog alerted police and my car was searched. I’m now facing felony drug charges in Arizona. Is there anything I can do?

Facing felony drug charges in Arizona is scary, and it’s important to do everything in your power to defend your rights. Of the thousands of drug convictions that are handed down every year in Arizona, around two-thirds of those are felony convictions, which have the potential to limit your options for the rest of your life. These cases most commonly involve marijuana or paraphernalia, but many other illegal drugs are also represented, including methamphetamine, cocaine, crack-cocaine, prescription drugs, and more. K9 units are used extensively in the searches that lead to felony drug arrests in Arizona, and our Phoenix criminal lawyers may be able to help you after a case in which an Arizona drug dog alerted police to search your car. 

In drug dog cases like yours, a Phoenix drug defense attorney will pay special attention to the circumstances that led to the search of your car. Although a well-trained and properly handled drug-sniffing dog can alert police and provide probable cause for a search, some of these dogs do make mistakes. If the dog was overworked, undertrained, or improperly handled, the evidence found during the search of your car may not be permissible in court. However, because so much depends on the individual circumstances of your case, you will need to speak with your attorney about exactly what happened and your options for defense. 

Our Phoenix criminal lawyers would be happy to review your case in more detail and advise you more specifically on your next course of action. We can investigate the circumstances of your arrest and help determine if a mistake was made by the drug dog or handler before, during, or after the search of your vehicle. Give us a call today at 1-888-929-5292 or use our confidential online contact form to schedule your FREE consultation with a Phoenix drug lawyer today. 

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