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Drug Paraphernalia Charges Under ARS 13-3415

An herb grinder and rolling papers, two items that could be considered drug paraphernalia under ARS 13-3415

If you have been charged with drug possession, you may also be facing drug paraphernalia charges. Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 13-3415 defines what drug paraphernalia is. It also outlines the consequences you may face if the court convicts you of possession. Paraphernalia charges are a class 6 felony and usually accompany other related drug charges. …

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Understanding the Different Felony Classes

A man in handcuffs after an arrest for one of the felony classes

If you are facing criminal charges, then it is important to understand the legal classification and what the possible penalties may be. Both misdemeanors and felonies are separated into different groups. There are three misdemeanor and six felony classes. Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 13-702 outlines sentencing guidelines for each type of felony charge up to …

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Act: What You Should Know

A marijuana plant, which is legal for certain Arizona Medical Marijuana Act patients to grow

Note: This article was written and published prior to the passage of Prop 207, which legalized recreational marijuana use/possession in the State of Arizona.  Voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, or AMMA, in November of 2010. This law allows qualifying patients who register with the Arizona Department of Health Services to use marijuana for …

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Drunk Driving Charges in Addition to DUI

A person committing drunk driving

Every year, thousands of Arizona drivers face charges for driving under the influence (DUI). The resulting legal ramifications of a DUI conviction can be significant. Arizona has mandatory jail time for first offenders. Anyone convicted must also have an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle after a period of license suspension. Drunk driving can …

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