In Arizona’s criminal justice system, possession of drug paraphernalia can either be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. You will likely be charged with a class 6 felony if your charge is processed through the county court system. On the other hand, if your case is processed in a municipal court, your charge will likely be a misdemeanor. Either way, a conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia will remain on your criminal record until you motion the court to set it aside. A criminal defense attorney can assist you in filing the motion and walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. In addition, you might also be able to take advantage of a diversion program for drug offenses that is offered by one of the different jurisdictions in Arizona. By participating in these types of programs, you may even be able to have your case dismissed provided that you successfully complete the treatment.
If you or someone you care about is currently facing a drug paraphernalia possession issue, contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation. To learn more, you can reach Jeremy directly at (480) 818-9943.