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Marijuana Laws in the State of Arizona

Several states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, but Arizona is not one of them. If you are caught with the substance, you will be charged with an offense. If law enforcement has arrested you for marijuana cultivation, you may be facing years in prison and fines in the tens of thousands of dollars – or even more. The bottom line is that If you are facing charges for a marijuana-related crime, you need a lawyer that knows the justice system intimately and has the skills and experience to help fight back.

Backed by over 4 decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys at Oliverson & Huss Law know what it takes to build an effective defense. When you hire us, we’ll work relentlessly to challenge the accusations made against you and will seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Get started on your case today by calling our Arizona marijuana attorneys at (480) 351-2228.

Types of Marijuana Crimes in Arizona

In Arizona, law enforcement officials are particularly aggressive when it comes to drug crimes. They launch complex sting operations, confer with informants, and work 24/7 to identify any person involved in a marijuana-related crime. If you have been caught in their net, don’t take any chances – ensure your rights are protected by an attorney who knows the system. Our firm can evaluate the facts of your circumstances to identify flaws and strengthen your case.

The types of marijuana crimes punishable under state law include:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent
  • Trafficking
  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Transportation

Cultivation of Marijuana Penalties in Arizona

Under ARS 13-3405(A)(3), it is illegal to knowingly produce marijuana. This is commonly referred to as “cultivation of marijuana.”

The penalties for a conviction depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime.

Amount produced has a dried weight of less than 2 pounds (class 5 felony):

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in county jail. If the judge orders prison, then 6 months to 2.5 years in prison.
  • 1 historical prior felony conviction: 1 year to 3.75 years in prison.
  • 2 historical prior felony convictions: 3 years to 7.5 years in prison.

Amount produced has a dried weight of 2 to 4 pounds (class 4 felony):

  • First offense: Mandatory 1 year to 3.75 years in prison.
  • 1 historical prior felony conviction: 2.25 years to 7.5 years in prison.
  • 2 historical prior felony convictions: 6 years to 15 years in prison.

Amount produced has a dried weight of over 4 pounds (class 3 felony):

  • First offense: 2 years to 8.75 years in prison.
  • 1 historical prior felony conviction: 3.5 years to 16.25 years in prison.
  • 2 historical prior felony convictions: 7.5 years to 25 years in prison.

In addition, you will be subject to mandatory fines.

Protecting Your Rights and Freedoms in an Arizona Marijuana Crime Case

After an arrest for a marijuana crime, you may feel that your case has already been decided. You are innocent until proven guilty but may be treated like a felon. It is imperative that you retain the services of a criminal attorney to protect your rights.

Exercise your right to remain silent and contact our firm before your case progresses any further. The sooner we get involved, the better. Many cases may be resolved before going to trial. Our Arizona marijuana lawyers at Oliverson & Huss Law have the knowledge and experience necessary to aggressively represent you and work toward a favorable result for you!

Contact us today to get an experienced and aggressive Arizona marijuana attorney on your side! Call us at (480) 351-2228 for a free initial case consultation.

Why Oliverson & Huss

What you can expect when you hire our team. 
  • Over 40 Years of Collective Experience

    Over the length of their careers, the attorneys at Oliverson & Huss have helped thousands of people successfully fight their criminal charges.

  • Former Prosecutors & a Former Judge

    As former prosecutors, police officers and judges, our attorneys have experience on all sides of the law. This special insight allows them to better defend your case.

  • Highly Communicative & Responsive

    Our attorneys will work closely with you, diligently keeping you fully informed and updated on your case from beginning to end.

  • Team Approach to Your Case

    At Oliverson & Huss, you get access to three experienced attorneys who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.

The Power of a Team

When it comes to defending our clients, we believe two heads are better than one. When you hire us, you get a team of attorneys who will look at your case and offer their perspective in an effort to get you the best possible result.   

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