Flagstaff Criminal Attorney – David G. Bednar

Felony | Drug Arrest

In Northern Arizona and Arrested For One of these Drug Charges?

  • Personal Use – paraphernaliaMarijuana parpahernalia
  • Possession for Sale (Narcotics, Marijuana, Coke, Meth)
  • Transportation for Sale (interstate 40)
  • Production and Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Facilitation
  • Trafficking
  • Medical Marijuana 

This is why a person arrested (Defendant) needs to hire an experienced Northern Arizona criminal defense attorney, like David Bednar, who is well versed with the Arizona criminal statutes and will help fight for the rights of people after being arrested.  Even for the charge of simple marijuana possession (ARS 13-3405) or paraphernalia possession can be charged as a felony.  The Arizona legislature has enacted a severe sentencing code. Criminal liablity for a drug offense (arrest) in Arizona depends on the type of drug, e.g. dangerous drugs, methamphetamine, narcotic drug, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, wax, hashish, prescription medication and the amount possessed by weight.

Marijuana Possession Lawyer (928)779-3242 – free Initial Consultation

Issues that commonly arise in the defense of drug cases during the traffic stop on the highway by the  Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officer on interstate (I-40, I-17, I-10) or the detention are whether:

  • The officer had reasonable suspicion/probable cause to effect the traffic stop.
  • A search warrant was obtained through misinformation or an illegal search and seizure.
  • The prolonged detention of the suspect exceeded constitutional limits.
  • The K-9 (canine dog) drug detection team is properly trained and reliable.drug dog (2)
  • The tactic known by law enforcement as “catch and release”.
  • Minor traffic offense (following too closely or illegal lane change).
  • METRO Undercover task force – controlled buy with CI (confidential Informant).
  • Medical Marijuana card issued from another state.
  • The amount of drugs was inflated by law enforcement to meet the statutory threshold.

Flagstaff Criminal Attorney David G. Bednar has successfully challenged all of the issues above and recognizes that drug task force agencies (METRO/PANT/MCAT) often overstep constitutional boundaries to obtain evidence.

Likewise, the same agencies wrongfully seize assets for forfeiture including cash, cell phones, computers/Ipads, property, vehicles, and other valuables in conjunction with a drug investigation.

Marijuana Possession Attorney David G. Bednar, provides criminal defense advice and representation for clients throughout Arizona including: Flagstaff Justice Court, Flagstaff Municipal Court, Williams City, Williams Justice Court, Cottonwood Municipal Court, Page Justice Court, Sedona Magistrate Court, Holbrook Justice Court, Seligman Justice Court, Prescott Justice Court, Verde Valley Justice Court  Winslow Justice Court, Kingman, Coconino County Superior Court, Apache County Superior Court, Navajo County Superior Court, Gila County Superior Court, Yavapai County Superior Court EDC, and Northern Arizona University.

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