Marijuana possession, sale, cultivation, and distribution are regulated by state and federal law. If you have been arrested for transportation of marijuana for sale, you could be facing serious drug crime charges. Whether you have been arrested for your first offense or you have been faced with similar charges before, hiring a skilled and determined Phoenix criminal defense attorney is essential. At Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to assisting our clients when they’re faced with difficult charges and we strive for the best possible outcomes and results.
What Is “Transportation of Marijuana For Sale”?
Arizona views “transportation for sale” as a serious offense and the charge is not always dependent on how much marijuana you are transporting or trafficking. Even if you’ve never been in trouble before, a conviction for transportation of marijuana for sale can result in stiff mandatory prison sentences.
Arizona law defines drug thresholds amounts – usually about $1000 worth of the drug. The threshold amount for marijuana is two pounds, and if you are found transporting that much or more, it can be presumed that you are transporting for sale purposes. If you are convicted of transporting, or even possessing or cultivating more than the threshold amount for sale or distribution, prison is mandatory.
Possible penalties for transportation of marijuana for sale include:
- Prison sentences for a first offense can range from 3 years to more than 12 years
- With a prior felony conviction, the sentence can range from over 4 years to more than 23 years in prison.
- With two prior felony convictions, the sentence can range from over 10 years to 35 years in prison.
Transportation of marijuana for sale charges are taken seriously and carry severe penalties. Even if an individual is not transporting marijuana over the threshold amount (two pounds), they can still be charged with “for sale” purposes if police have reason to believe that was the individual’s intent, particularly if police find scales or bags for distribution, or drug ledgers showing sales and the money collected or owed from them.
Commercial Trucking Cases
Usually, it isn’t a coincidence when a police officer pulls over a commercial truck. It is possible that police could be involved in an ongoing larger investigation. Even if you have been arrested and quickly released, you should seek the legal counsel of a criminal defense attorney.
Many times people will not realize that their arrest was part of a much bigger operation, which if not addressed immediately, could result in much more serious legal problems and consequences in the future. Being charged with transportation of marijuana for sale as a truck driver is a serious charge and you should not take it lightly.
What an Attorney Can Do for You
There are many legal strategies and defenses that an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer can undertake to provide you the legal advocacy you need. At Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law, we scrutinize every detail of your case and take into account the traffic stops, videos that might have been taken, or consent to search, and are able to deliver the best possible strategy. With over 25 years of experience and thousands of cases handled, our team can give you the legal help you need.
Centrally located in Phoenix, we represent Arizona residents and out of state drivers charged all over the state. We handle:
- Flagstaff Transportation of Marijuana for Sale Charges
- Phoenix Transportation of Marijuana for Sale Charges
- Holbrook Transportation of Marijuana for Sale Charges
- Tucson Transportation of Marijuana for Sale Charges
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