As a Phoenix drug lawyer, I have dealt with many Phoenix drug possession cases over the years – and I know they can get serious very quickly. Arizona treats drug crimes very harshly, and among the most serious charges is possession for sale. Possession for sale is always charged as felony, and it generally comes with a mandatory prison sentence and big fines.
If you have been arrested for drug possession in Phoenix, you are probably concerned about how possession for sale is determined. Unfortunately, possession for sale is determined mostly by how much of the drug you were found with and any additional evidence that may have been found – not by whether or not you actually intended to sell the drugs in your possession.
“Over the Threshold” Drug Charges
The State of Arizona has set certain statutory threshold amounts for illegal drugs. If you possess drugs in an amount over the set threshold, you can be charged with possession with intent to sell, even if you possessed the drugs for personal use or had no intention to sell. If you’ve been accused of possessing drugs for sale because you possessed an amount over the threshold, speak with a Phoenix drug possession lawyer about your rights as soon as possible.
Additional Evidence of Possession for Sale in Arizona
The police or DEA will also look for additional evidence that you intended to sell the drugs in your possession. They will be looking for things like:
- Small amounts of drugs in baggies
- Scales and tools commonly used in handling drugs for sale
- Other drug paraphernalia
- Ledgers and large amounts of cash
- Evidence in your bank account and cell phone records
If you have been charged with possession of drugs for sale in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Buckeye, or the surrounding areas, don’t wait until it’s too late to get help. Call an experienced Phoenix drug possession lawyer today at 1-888-929-5292 to talk about your rights, options, and defense. At Curry, Pearson & Wooten, we will fight hard to defend you and bring you the best possible outcome.
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