Arizona Drug Possession Penalties Possession of controlled hazardous substances can be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 3, 4, or 5 felony in Arizona, depending on the type of drug you possess. Possession of a dangerous drug for sale is the highest rated offense and is considered a class 2 felony. Possession of narcotics is a Class 4 felony and is punishable by up to 3.75 years in prison. If you have been charged with drug possession or any other drug-related crime, it's a good idea to contact a local drug crime lawyer to learn more about how the law applies to your case and to receive personalized legal advice on how to proceed.
The law contains many different drugs and drug variants, and it is the government's responsibility to prove that the drug they claim is dangerous actually conforms to the law. In reality, manufacturing a dangerous drug, beyond owning the equipment, is a class 2 felony, regardless of the type of drug involved. Possession of a dangerous drug is the least serious type of conduct involving dangerous drugs, but it is still a class 4 felony. Possession of chemicals or equipment used to make a dangerous drug is a class 3 felony, unless that equipment is used in the production of methamphetamine, in which case possession of that equipment becomes a class 2 felony.
Although medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, recreational use of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, and non-medical cultivation of marijuana remain serious crimes. So any steroid, any testosterone, all of those will also be considered dangerous drugs as long as you don't have a prescription for them. Then there are often questions about whether a person was in real physical possession or if they had true dominance or control over the dangerous drug. Often times, they will discover dangerous drugs and raise charges by adding dangerous drug violations to existing charges.
So if this drug was identified and was in possession during a traffic stop, but the traffic stop was illegal, which means that the officer did not have the capacity to perform that traffic stop, it was illegal, that means that everything the officer earned after that should be thrown away. If you were given another chance and failed to pick up another drug charge, expect to be sentenced to more severe sentences. If a person obtains drugs, therefore, if he is obtaining drugs or is being given a drug, which means that someone injects it or that someone gives him those drugs, and he is doing it for fraud or misrepresenting someone or deceiving that person, that is also a crime. If the defendant refuses to participate in drug treatment, the court can revoke probation and impose standard sentences for felony drug offenses.
A first offense of personal possession of dangerous drugs (ARS 13-340) is a class 4 felony in Arizona. A felony drug offense in Arizona is a very serious crime with penalties that can increase rapidly depending on the defendant's criminal record and other associated charges.