Budoff & Ross focuses a great deal of its client work on representing individuals charged with a drug offense in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and throughout Arizona.
Arizona drug offenses include the unlawful possession, use, production, manufacture, transportation, and sale of a number of controlled substances, such as marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drugs. These offenses are found at Chapter 34, Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statues. Penalties for a drug conviction vary depending on the seriousness of the crime and whether it is a state or federal prosecution. Both federal law and Arizona law provides for mandatory minimum sentences that can result in long prison terms for relatively minor drug crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission has an extensive and complex manual that is used to determine the basic sentencing calculations for a federal offense. Arizona sentencing provisions can be found in the Arizona Sentencing Chart.
It should be noted that there have been changes to the marijuana laws in Arizona. In 2020, Arizona passed Prop 207 which allowed for the recreational use of marijuana and outlined the provisions on who can use it, the limitations on amount and type of possession, and sentencing for violations of these laws. This change came in addition to the medical marijuana law allowances made in 2010.
I was very confident in his abilities to get the best outcome from the first time we spoke through the final dismissal of the charges against me. - Felony Drug Offense Client, Show Low, AZ