If you are charged with possession of drugs for sale in Arizona, you are facing some serious consequences. If you are unsuccessful in defending the case, you may see a lot of time in jail and/or prison. When officers search a vehicle and find drugs, they also are looking for any indicia of sale. In other words, paraphernalia such as baggies, pipes, scales, rolling papers, etc.
The quantity of drugs seized can make a difference in whether or not simple possession is charged or the more serious possession for sale is charged. If an amount over the legal threshold is seized, then you are likely looking at a possession for sale charge. If a small amount is seized but there is a lot of indicia of sale, and/or an admission of intent to sell, then possession for sale may be charged. Although the MVD has broad discretion over your drivers’ license, they do not typically suspend your license for a simple possession charge. If you are convicted of possession for sale, you will pay a mandatory fine of $2000 or 3 times the value of the drugs seized, whichever is greater.
Do you need help with or have questions regarding a drug possession for sale charge? Contact Arizona criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question. You can reach Jeremy Geigle directly at (480) 818-9943.