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Phoenix Drug Offense Lawyer

A drug conviction can turn your entire life upside down. From long-term prison stays to hefty fines, getting legal advice from experienced Phoenix drug offense attorneys can provide you with clarity, direction, and hope. Blischak Law Firm has more than four decades of client results and experience that we want to put behind your defense.

Find out more about your charges and what our legal team would do to defend your rights and freedom. Call us at (480) 333-4444 to schedule your free consultation with the legal professionals at Blischak Law Firm. Our drug offense team in Phoenix also offers remote visits; let us know if you prefer to meet via secure video conference at the time of making your appointment.

Why Choose Our Team of Phoenix Drug Offense Lawyers

Arizona has some of the toughest drug laws in the United States.  In fact, even relatively minor drug charges can result in jail time. If you have been arrested or charged with drug crimes, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney  on your side to protect your rights and your freedom.

The Blischak Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience defending clients against a wide range of drug charges.  As a former FBI agent and county prosecutor, John W. Blischak is well versed in state and federal narcotics laws and has a working knowledge of the Arizona court system. Over his many years of practice, he has earned a reputation for vigorously defending clients against drug charges involving dangerous and non-dangerous drugs.

Common Drug Crimes in Phoenix

There are a variety of criminal drug charges in Arizona, including:

  • Possession – drug possession charges ultimately depend on whether the drugs are classified as dangerous, narcotics, or marijuana.
  • Distribution or trafficking – selling or distributing or conspiring to sell or distribute illegal drugs.
  • Manufacturing – growing or cultivating any drugs, including marijuana, creating crack cocaine and methamphetamines, or possessing materials to manufacture illegal drugs.
  • Prescription fraud – using fake or forged prescriptions or attempting to have legitimate prescriptions filled at multiple pharmacies.

Drug Classifications

In the United States, controlled substances are classified into five schedules that are determined by the potential for the drug to be abused and the accepted medical uses of the substance.  The classifications are as follows:

  • Schedule I – Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.
  • Schedule II – Schedule II drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are: combination products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin.
  • Schedule III – Schedule III drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Schedule III drug abuse potential is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs include products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone.
  • Schedule IV – Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are: Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, and Tramadol.
  • Schedule V – Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs include cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, and Parepectolin.

Arizona Drug Charges Are Defensible

Prosecutors must prove their allegations beyond a reasonable doubt to get a drug crime conviction. You should not have to face a criminal conviction and liability otherwise. However, proving that they did not meet their burden of proof will require a strong, applicable defense based on the legal advice from Phoenix drug offense lawyers.

Examples of proposed defenses against drug charges that Blischak Law Firm may recommend for your case include:

  • Actions did not meet criminal definition
  • Civil rights violations
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Under duress
  • Alibi defenses
  • Past the statute of limitations
  • Mistaken identity
  • Other personalized defenses

To support the best possible defense, avoid answering questions if you have been charged with a drug crime in Arizona. If you’ve been  It is also critical to hire an experienced drug offense attorney in Phoenix who understands how to present evidence to achieve the outcome you deserve. Blischak Law Firm is an award-winning legal team who has cultivated a long-standing reputation for results and effectively defending those who stand falsely accused of a drug crime.

How Our Phoenix Drug Offense Lawyer Can Help

Your chosen legal defense will make or break your case. That is why it is critical to get legal advice from Phoenix drug offenses attorneys as soon as possible. We will launch an immediate investigation of the facts and protect your rights at the first possible moment.

Other ways in which Blischak Law Firm can help include the following:

  • Explaining how laws affect your situation
  • Managing expectations and probabilities
  • Investigating the charges from your side
  • Offering ongoing legal counsel
  • Presenting defenses effectively in the courtroom
  • Consulting on new matters at no cost
  • Devising personalized strategies that support your objectives

Do not accept responsibility for a drug offense you did not commit. Instead, get aggressive and experienced legal representation to manage every detail of your case, from the first arraignment to the final jury trial. Our legal team hopes that you will consider us for your private defense and counsel needs against unfair misdemeanor offenses.

Call Blischak Law’s Drug Offense Attorneys in Phoenix Today

Blischak Law Firm is here to help. We offer a Free Consultation to go over potential defenses with you or concerned family members in greater detail. Schedule yours today by calling (480) 333-4444 or messaging privately online.