The popular TV show, Breaking Bad may have been fiction, but it didn’t exaggerate the growing meth problem in the Southwest or law enforcement’s drive to find and prosecute methamphetamine offenders. A methamphetamine charge (whether it relates to use and possession or manufacturing and distribution) should be taken very seriously as any meth-related conviction will result in mandatory prison time.
Consequences of Meth Charges
As the popularity of meth continues to rise, the state of Arizona has established strict guidelines regarding sentencing for meth-related violations. Any methamphetamine charge is considered a felony by the state of Arizona and offenders are not eligible for suspended sentencing, probation or early release.
- Possession for Use: This methamphetamine charge is considered a class 4 felony and a conviction means between 1.5 – 3.75 years in jail.
- First-time Offenders: For a charge other than personal possession, jail time can range from 5 – 15 years.
- Repeat Offenders: Those with a previous meth or felony conviction are given a significantly harsher prison term that can be between 10 and 20 years.
The Kyle T. Green Approach to Meth Defense
When I work with clients who have been charged with meth law violations, I put my experience as a former prosecutor to work for them. Having worked with these types of cases as a prosecutor, I have a good idea as to how the prosecution will lay out their case, which gives me an advantage when planning your defense.
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a methamphetamine violation, the sooner you contact me the better we can preserve any evidence in your favor and develop a strong defense strategy. Call me at 1-480-331-7568 or by filling out the contact form for a free, no obligation case review.