Phoenix, Marijuana Drug Possession & Drug Charges Defense Attorney
John W. Moore is dedicated to representing individuals who have been accused of drug crimes, in particular marijuana charges. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of marijuana for personal use, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, trafficking, or cultivation of marijuana with the intent to distribute you need a criminal attorney that will fight for your rights.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
Arizona voters passed Proposition 203 in November 2011 which decriminalized the use and possession of up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and up to 12 plants for certain individuals who qualify for medical marijuana. Although Arizona legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2010, the sale of marijuana in Arizona has not been legalized. Read more about Arizona medical marijuana.
Individuals who qualify for medical marijuana in Arizona can include adult patients and patients under the age of 18 who have a designated caregiver, that have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical conviction, and have written certification from their physician. Qualifying individuals are also required to submit an application with the Arizona Department of Health Services before they can receive a registry identification card.
However, the State still actively prosecutes individuals who are properly utilizing their rights to use medical marijuana for their healthcare under the AMMA. They aggressively attempt to forfeit personal and private property of Arizona citizens even though you are acting under the guidance of Proposition 203.
As a former felony prosecutor and as defense counsel John W. Moore has handled hundreds of marijuana cases from simple possession to cultivation and distribution of marijuana. We provide effective, aggressive courtroom defense for people accused of drug charges.
Proposition 200 in Arizona allows for less harsh penalties in the first and second convictions of drug possession. If you qualify we will work out a plea agreement where your drug charges are reduced to misdemeanors with no jail or prison time. You might be eligible for the Treatment Assessment Screening Center, or TASC Program which can keep a conviction from being placed on your record. If you have a past drug conviction we can expunge your record for you.
We Defend all Marijuana and Drug Charges:
- Marijuana (Pot)
- Cocaine (Coke)
- Ecstasy (MDMA)
- Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth)
- Pain medications including: Vicodin, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone
- Steroids and other Performance Enhancing Drugs
We Defend Drug Charges in State and Federal Court:
- Under the Influence of Drugs
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sales and Distribution
- Conspiracy and Intent to Distribute Drugs
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Manufacturing
- Methamphetamines Labs
- Importation of Narcotics
- Illegal Prescription Drugs
- Asset Forfeiture
Medical Marijuana Resources
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program – The Arizona Department of Health Services was responsible for establishing Arizona’s medical marijuana program under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. This website provides information regarding the medical marijuana program in Arizona, guidelines associated with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, information on how to apply for the program and who is eligible, and answers to frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in Arizona.
Arizona Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) – This national organization aims to remove criminal penalties associated with marijuana use and focuses on making medical marijuana available for individuals who are seriously ill and have approval from their doctors. This link is to the Arizona branch of the MPP.
Arizona Revised Statutes – Chapter 34 of Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes lists various offenses associated with marijuana use, such as marijuana possession, marijuana trafficking and marijuana cultivation, and the penalties an individual could face if they are convicted of a marijuana crime.
Are you facing charges for the possession or distribution of drugs? Contact us today online or by telephone at 602.702.5473 to speak with a knowledgeable Arizona and Metro Phoenix defense lawyer.