Drug Trafficking

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Felony Classes

Our office has successfully represented hundreds of clients in trafficking cases over our 30-year history. Drug trafficking cases are most effectively argued by a lawyer with a deep and thorough understanding of the legality of the highway stops that often lead to drug-related arrests and charges of transportation. Lee Phillips litigated the leading Arizona Supreme Court case on drug trafficking, State v. Sweeney, and is considered by both clients and peers to be the leading authority in Arizona on the subject of drug transportation and stop laws. Our office will advocate on your behalf to ensure the best result possible.


Transportation of Marijuana

  • Transportation for sale or importing into the state (or offering to transport or import) less than two pounds of marijuana is a class 3 felony, punishable by a sentence of two to nine years.
  • Transportation of more than two pounds of marijuana is a Class 2 felony, punishable by a sentence of three to ten years.


Transportation of Dangerous Drug

The unlawful transportation or transportation for sale of a substance classified as a “dangerous” drug (such as hallucinogenic drugs, stimulants, depressants, and anabolic steroids), is a Class 2 felony. A Class 2 felony is punishable by three to 12.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $150,000.


Transportation of Narcotic Drug

The unlawful transportation or transportation for sale of narcotic drugs is a Class 2 felony. A Class 2 felony is punishable by three to 12.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $150,000.


A Note on Sentencing

Likely outcomes may vary depending upon the facts of the case, the judge, the prosecutor, and other factors. Sentences can increase in severity with a record of prior offenses.


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If you are interested in retaining our office to represent you in your drug trafficking case, or would like more information, feel free to contact us. If you don’t see your drug trafficking case listed above and have questions about your specific case, please call our office for a free 30-minute consultation with one of our legal consultants.


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