Due to the close proximity of the Mexico border, Arizona strongly prohibits the transportation of drugs. Because of the ability of individuals to transport large amounts of drugs, Arizona provides courts with the opportunity to strictly punish convicted defendants. Individuals that are charged with drug transportation should look to contactThe Newsome Firmright away to speak with Lafayette in regards to the possible following penalties.
According to Arizona law, a person that is convicted of transporting drugs may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a class 2 felony, depending on the amount of the drugs. The amount of time an individual receives for a first time conviction of drug transportation, for an amount larger than the statutory limit, other than methamphetamine, is typically between 4 to 10 years. However, the court can also reduce the sentence down to 3 years or up to 12.5 years.
If an individual has prior felony convictions, the amount of time the court can sentence the person to can be significantly increased. For example, an individual that has at lease two prior felony convictions can possibly receive a sentence of 10.5 to 35 years in prion for a class 2 felony convictions.
Due to the serious nature of the crime and the possible outcomes of the case, it is very crucial that a person contact The Newsome Firmright away to discuss all avenues that may be available. Lafayette ensures that his clients are completely aware of different possibilities throughout each step of the legal process.