Typically, possession of marijuana in Arizona is charged as a class 6 felony.
It is not unusual; however, to be offered a plea to a class one misdemeanor. In Arizona, depending on the jurisdiction, you may be offered the opportunity to participate in a diversion program wherein if you test clean for a period of time and participate in drug counseling, the charges against you will be dismissed.
If the amount of marijuana seized was not a usable amount, it may serve to defeat the possession charge. However, possession of marijuana is often charged with possession of drug paraphernalia which does not have a usable amount requirement.
Have additional questions about drug cases or drug laws in Arizona? Contact AZ Criminal Defense attorney Jeremy Geigle at (480) 818-9943 for a free consultation regarding your questions.