MARIJUANA POSSESSION LAWS

Marijuana Lawyer Phoenix, AZ
“A good Phoenix Marijuana Lawyer will know which defenses best suit your situation and challenge the prosecution’s evidence and case against you.”

If you face Marijuana possession charges in Phoenix AZ you should contact a Marijuana Lawyer who defends and litigates Phoenix Marijuana charges or frequently defends drug charges in Phoenix Court. Although AZ Marijuana Possession crimes are the most common of all Arizona drug offenses, it does not reduce the adverse impacts, penalties and sentencing if convicted.
Marijuana Possession Penalties
The penalties for possession of Marijuana in Arizona depend how much of the substance is found in your possession, and the purpose or intended purpose you for it (for example use vs. sales, distribution, smuggling, or other reason)

• Under 2 lb = Class 6 felony;
• 2-4 lbs = Class 5 felony;
• 4 lbs. and over = Class 4 felony; fine of not less than $750 or 3 times the value of the controlled substance, whichever is greater.

If your charges were strictly for Marijuana possession, with no intention of selling, you may be eligible for what is known as deferred sentencing. This means you may be eligible for a second chance, so to speak, by the court. This deferred sentencing is not automatic. The prosecution must invite you and you must qualify based on the circumstances surrounding the charges and your prior criminal history if any.

Deferred Sentencing involves a probationary period. If the probationary term and other requirements are successfully completed, your charges may be dismissed. But if the probationary period and related orders are violated, you could be subject to the original potential sentencing for the offense. An experienced Marijuana Lawyer will do everything possible to obtain the deferred prosecution and dismissal of the charges.

Even if you do not qualify for deferred prosecution, your Arizona criminal attorney can still make every effort to get your case dismissed, secure lesser charges, or in the least a significantly better outcome in your case, than would have otherwise been possible with an experienced Phoenix drug defense Attorney or Marijuana Lawyer.

Arizona Marijuana Laws
If you receive Marijuana possession charges in Phoenix, AZ the charges are subject to the rules of the Arizona State Laws. Marijuana classifications, and penalties are outlined under Arizona Statutes Criminal Code 13 – Specifically, A.R.S. “13-3405. Possession, use, production, sale or transportation of marijuana; classification…”

Marijuana Lawyer -Defending your Marijuana Charges
A good Phoenix Marijuana Lawyer or criminal defense attorney who frequently defends charges in Phoenix Court will gather and examine all evidence available. They will build a strong defense on your behalf, based on the circumstances of your case. They will make sure your constitutional rights have not been violated in anyway from the pre-charge or pre-arrest stage to the present. There are many defenses that can be used to defend Marijuana charges. A good Phoenix Marijuana Lawyer will know which defenses best suit your situation and challenge the prosecution’s evidence and case against you.

If you have been charged with any Phoenix Arizona Marijuana possession, sales, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, Domestic Violence, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace charges, Domestic Violence, Assault, Aggravated felony assault, DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI with child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, any Tempe, Arizona DUI, Phoenix, Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).


The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa Arizona and surrounding areas valley-wide.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.

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