Because Arizona is so close to the Mexico border, drug trafficking offenses in Arizona tend to be more prevalent. Both state and federal officials view the exchange of drugs from Mexico to Arizona as a high priority for general law enforcement.
As such, drug trafficking in Arizona is a serious criminal offense. Drug trafficking involves the commercial exchange of illegal drugs; it includes transportation and the equipment involved in production and use of the illegal drugs. In many cases, drug trafficking will involve many parties playing a variety of different roles in the trafficking. Some people, for example, will act in a supervisory role of the trafficking, while others will operate in transportation or street-level sales.
The severity of the drug trafficking charge will depend on the circumstances of the case. Things that affect the severity of the offense include: violence in the commission of the trafficking, repeat offenses, multiple offenses, and other factors. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it is possible to spend the rest of your life in prison for drug trafficking offenses. Because drug trafficking is so serious and the consequences can be so severe, it is wise to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in Arizona who will protect your rights and freedom.
If you think you are going to be accused of any type of drug trafficking or are the subject of a drug trafficking investigation, it is critical to contact an attorney who can intervene early on in the process, before charges have been filed. Early intervention can reduce the possibility of a criminal charge being filed and can mitigate the severity of the consequences of the situation. The experienced Arizona criminal defense attorneys at Giordano Spanier & Heckele, PLLC can help. Call today for a consultation: (520) 495-0869. Or email us at email@example.com