There is a big difference between simple drug possession charges and possession of drugs for sale charges in Arizona. First of all, keep in mind that officers also look for any “indicia of sale”, or paraphernalia, when they perform a search. Other types of indicia of sale can include things like baggies, pipes, scales, rolling papers, and basically anything else that might suggest possession of drugs. Therefore, the quantity of drugs seized and any additional paraphernalia found in your possession, will almost always impact whether or not you are charged with simple possession, or the more serious possession for sale.
The quantity of drugs seized can also 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.
Possession of drugs for sale charges can be very complicated. Depending on the circumstances of your case, however, there may be a way to reduce your charges and ultimately lessen your sentencing if you have been charged with this type of drug crime in AZ. The best way to protect your future and give yourself a second chance is to contact a criminal attorney for help. A good attorney should make sure that you are more than just another drug possession case, and take the time to get to know you and your current situation instead of passing your case off to another staff member.
If you are looking for an attorney that truly cares about your future, contact Jeremy Geigle, JacksonWhite’s drug crime defense attorney to schedule a free criminal consultation. You can reach Jeremy directly at (480) 467-4370.