Drug charges are, of course, very serious matters in Arizona. But drug charges involving methamphetamines are particularly severe. Arizona has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to possessing, manufacturing, transporting or selling meth and many task forces in place to enforce this policy. A conviction on a meth charge, a felony in Arizona, can result in very stiff penalties, including prison time. Even possessing or selling the ingredients of meth is considered a felony in Arizona.
Sentencing for meth charges can be particularly severe in conjunction with other charges. For instance, because meth production is seen as an endangerment, operating a meth lab in the presence of a minor constitutes child abuse in Arizona. Also, those with prior meth convictions can face additional legal consequences.
Whether you’ve been charged with meth possession, operating a meth lab or selling meth, contact The Blumenreich Law Firm immediately. Josh Blumenreich, a former prosecutor for Maricopa County, is an aggressive, experienced defense attorney who can provide you with the strong counsel you need in order to mitigate the consequences of a meth-related charge.