Drug Crimes

Tucson Drug Crimes Attorney

Tenacious Representation for Drug-Related Charges

At the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, we provide legal representation for clients charged with drug crimes. Our Tucson criminal defense lawyer focuses on helping clients get back to their normal lives as soon as possible. If you are arrested for a drug crime, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for immediate assistance.

Get started with a free in-person consultation when you call us at (520) 251-9561. Se habla español.

Drug Charges in Arizona

The type of drug, amount, and suspected activity will determine the charges that you may be facing.

Drug crimes may include the following:

  • Use
  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking
  • Manufacturing
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Possible Punishment for Drug Crimes Convictions

Like criminal charges, the possible punishment for drug crimes vary, depending on the type of drug, amount, and whether you are charged with use, possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing a controlled substance. The possible punishment can be severe, including long periods of incarceration and hefty fines. For this reason, it is crucial that you contact a Tucson criminal defense attorney immediately.

We offer free in-person consultations. Contact our drug crime lawyer at (520) 251-9561 to make an appointment.

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