Arizona Marijuana Lawyers

The Arizona marijuana lawyers at Corso Law Group understand that possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia are very serious drug charges that require experienced drug defense lawyers and marijuana defense attorneys.

As former prosecutors, we understand how important it is to have an experienced attorney on your side when you’re facing Arizona drug charges.

The Phoenix drug defense lawyers at Corso Law Group are just such drug defense attorneys.

Corso Law Group has handled thousands of cases pertaining to the sale of marijuana and prescription drugs.

Hiring our experienced drug defense attorneys to represent you in your case is extremely important, as the penalties under Arizona law can be severe and usually require jail time.

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What about Marijuana Possession?

Most marijuana possession (13-3405) cases are charged as felonies but hiring an experienced drug defense lawyer can make a difference. Because of our experience both prosecuting and defending drug crime cases, we know the importance of being aggressive when defending your case. An experienced drug defense lawyer improves the chances of your drug charge being reduced or dismissed.

Depending upon whether or not your offense is a felony or misdemeanor, you could be facing a lengthy prison term, supervised probation with jail time, substantial drug treatment and drug counseling.

In Arizona, there are many different ways to defend possession of marijuana. The experienced Arizona marijuana lawyers at Corso Law Group will handle your case professionally from start to finish.

Our firm is made up of former felony and misdemeanor prosecutors who worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. We are Arizona marijuana lawyers who will evaluate any and all weaknesses in the state’s case against you.

We will aggressively challenge the legality of the search conducted on both you and your property. Our Arizona marijuana lawyers will also work to suppress the evidence or any statements made by you to the police officers.

Compassionate Arizona Marijuana Lawyers

At Corso Law Group, we understand the toll a marijuana possession charge takes not only on the person arrested, but also their immediate family and friends. Our Arizona marijuana lawyers have been involved with thousands of these cases and will not only fight on your loved one’s behalf, we will counsel your family on the best course of action and can even suggest drug treatment facilities for your consideration.

We understand the complications of having a drug addiction and a pending criminal case. We work to help keep a defendant’s family informed during legal proceedings and stay involved long after the case is over.

Our law firm will treat you with respect and help you and your family through this stressful time in your life.

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If you have been charged with a marijuana possession crime or have questions about Arizona marijuana laws, contact Corso Law Group today. After you tell us the facts about your case, we’ll will analyze the situation, explain the law, give you options and discuss what our approach can be. We’ll also explain what penalties you’ll be facing and how the judicial process works.

Being arrested does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. We want to make sure you’re aware of what lies ahead so we can tackle it head on together.

When you choose Corso Law Group as your Arizona marijuana lawyers, you can expect the highest quality legal representation for your case. We will fight to protect your rights by aggressively and professionally defending your situation. We’ll appear on your behalf at court proceedings, look for every way to get your case dismissed, file motions to suppress evidence against you, negotiate the best possible plea bargain, and if necessary, assist with expungement of the criminal record upon successful completion of the terms of your probation.

If the prosecutor has little evidence, we can even take your case to trial. We understand the emotional impact a drug arrest has on your families and loved ones, as well as the long term repercussions associated with a criminal record. Not only will we focus on handling your case, but we’ll help you to regain your peace of mind in what normally is a very stressful situation.

We sympathize with your situation and will do everything in our power to help you fight against your drug offense charge. If you’re like most people, you’re not sure if hiring an Arizona marijuana lawyer is the right thing to do in your situation. You’re probably even unsure about what penalties may apply to you and if you could even win contesting your arrest. That’s why we offer free consultations. Every case is different. We’ll treat you with respect and offer your case personal attention. Call us anytime, 24 hours a day.

Please contact Corso Law Group today for a free consultation. Our Arizona marijuana lawyers will meet with you to discuss your unique situation and help you determine the best means of action.

To schedule a free consultation, please call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Proposition 203 – the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Why is medical marijuana now an issue?
It’s really not a new thing. Similar legislation passed more than a decade ago. But the problem was there were loopholes. There were problems with the statute because it didn’t address drug possession or the DUI issues that arise from legalizing the drug for medical purposes. Because those issues were not addressed, it couldn’t become law. Proposition 203 is trying to close those holes.

Why should we be concerned?
There are two things worth discussing when it comes to medical marijuana. First, how do you implement such a law? So it passes, but what’s next? The implementation is what’s really important. Arizona cities like Tucson are already starting the initial conversation. It will create its own little industry that must be regulated.

The second concern is from the attorney perspective. You’re going to have abuses of the system. You’re putting marijuana out on the street. If someone gets a prescription and then sells it to someone else, how will that be dealt with? You’re putting marijuana everywhere. In that same sense, how does this law affect illegal possession of the drug.

What will happen if you’re stopped by the police with marijuana?
If you have a medical card, you’re going to be able to possess a certain amount of it. There will be restrictions. What we’re concerned about are the potential liabilities. Can a person have it with them? Or does it strictly have to be kept at home? We’re assuming it can’t be used in a public place. But all of these questions will have to be answered – as will how quickly the law will be adjusted to reflect medical marijuana. There has to be some sort of alteration of the law for marijuana possession.

What does this mean for DUI arrests?
DUI is a completely different animal now. You’re going to have this drug in your system even though you don’t feel the effects of it anymore and that makes a DUI complicated. The main difference between alcohol and marijuana is the lasting effect. Marijuana can last up to 30 days. Alcohol can be out of your system in a day.

Basically, it’s going to come down to what is an acceptable limit and time period since the drug was last used. According to Arizona law, if you’re operating a vehicle while alcohol or drugs are in your system and that impairs your ability to the slightest degree, you’ve violated the law.

But it goes beyond that. According to Arizona law, it’s illegal to drive if any substance defined as a drug by the state is found in your system. That means problems for marijuana because of its lasting effect. What will be considered an acceptable limit?

Why should this affect DUI laws?
It’s important to remember that DUIs deal with drugs, too. There are inherent issues with DUIs as they pertain to marijuana. It’s similar to the problem with DUIs that involve prescription drugs. There are certain prescriptions that tell you that you can’t operate heavy machinery. But most of these are out of your system very quickly. Marijuana is one of the only drugs that will show a metabolite in your system even though the effects of using it are gone. The state will have to determine what toxicology level will be deemed “over the limit.”

Why is this important?
What’s imperative to understand right now is how possession of marijuana is treated by the courts. Right now it’s a felony. In a lot of states it’s simply a civil offense. If possession is a felony, that can have a dramatic impact on your life. It can basically ruin your life. And there can be issues with who is caught with medical marijuana. If your wife has a prescription for medical marijuana and she accidentally leaves it in the car, when you get pulled over and the car is searched, you get charged with a felony. There are a lot of variables.

We see this with prescription drugs. Many people take a pill out and save it to take later in the day. Then they get pulled over and the officer uncovers the pill during a search. That’s a crime. It’s a crime in Arizona to possess a drug without the presence of a valid prescription.

Corso Law Group Gets Results*

DISMISSED – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court 

REDUCED – Drug Transportation (Class 2 Felony) – Parker Justice Court

REDUCED – Drug Transportation (Class 6 Felony) – Parker Justice Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court 

DISMISSED – Conspiracy – Maricopa County Superior Court 

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Pima County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Dangerous Drugs – Yavapai County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Dangerous Drugs – Yavapai County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Yavapai County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Seligman Justice Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana For Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

ACQUITTED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Coconino Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Pinal County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Apache County

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana for Sale – Pinal County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Felony Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

REDUCED – Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Marijuana Possession – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Sale of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Marijuana Possession – Quartzsite Justice Court

DISMISSED – Felony Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Felony Possession of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Sale of Marijuana – Maricopa County Superior Court

DISMISSED – Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia – Pinal County Superior Court

*Results may vary depending on your individual circumstances. Please contact our legal support team to discuss your case.