Will I go to jail for a first-time drug possession offense in Arizona?

It depends. First-time drug possession offenders may be eligible for alternative sentencing, which means you may be able to avoid jail time. You may be able to complete an alternative program, such as a TASC (treatment assessment screening center) program. However, there are many factors that must be considered, which should be discussed with an experienced Phoenix criminal lawyer.

Even if this is the first time you have been charged with drug possession for personal use, you need to make sure that you have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, who understands the options available to you. The state of Arizona is tough on drug offenders and you need to ensure that your lawyer is equipped to properly handle your case.

For more information regarding your rights following a drug charge, contact one of our Phoenix criminal defense 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).  We will review your case and explain your options under the law.

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