According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, Arizona is considered a major drug distribution center due to the sheer number of highways, commercial airports, private and abandoned airfields, railways, and tunnels between Mexico and Arizona’s southern border. Drugs even make their way across the border by backpackers and people on horseback.
Arizona’s vulnerability to drug trafficking means it is closely watched by state and federal law enforcement. Those convicted on drug charges in the state have lost jobs, homes, personal relationships, and for many of them, their actual freedom.
If you are facing drug charges, or are being investigated for crimes involving the possession, sale, delivery, or manufacturing of drugs, you can expect the prosecution to be extremely aggressive. That’s why you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney in your corner to help you fight back.
At Faussette & Faussette, we provide tough and experienced legal counsel and representation for clients charged with drug crimes in Phoenix, Arizona and throughout the Valley and its surrounding cities, as well as across the state of Arizona including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Goodyear — so call or reach out today to get the help you need.
When a Drug Crime
Becomes a Federal Offense
Federal law prohibits anyone to knowingly or intentionally manufacture, distribute, dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance or counterfeit substance. Those substances are defined under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Whether you are charged under Arizona law or federal law may depend on whether you crossed state or international borders to distribute the controlled substance, whether you committed the crime on federal property, or whether an informant provided information to a federal law enforcement officer. It also can depend on the amount of drugs involved.