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    Question: What would happen if you were caught using drugs?

    Answer:

    If you are caught using or possessing drugs, you would be arrested, taken to jail and charged with possession of the drug. The Prosecutor would then have to prove that you knowingly used or were in possession of a usable amount of the illegal drug.

    In Arizona, the law under which you would be prosecuted depends on the type and amount of drug used or carried on one's person. The possible penalties for violation of these laws include fines, prison time, and probation depending on history of convictions and the current violation. The crimres range from a Class 6 to a Class 2 Felony. You can check A.R.S. § 13-3402 (peyote), A.R.S. § 13-3405 (marijuana), A.R.S. § 13-3407 (Dangerous Drugs including methamphetamine and LSD), and A.R.S. § 13-3408 (Narcotics including cocaine and crack) for specific definitions and penalties.

    For more information see Speak Up! question #528.

     


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    26 thru 28 of 28 comments    ...6 ]   
    On 01/25/02
    Vanessa from AZ said:
    I think that if you are under 16 that should got to juviniel and get some counciling and then have them on probation for two monthes and have them check in to a probation officer . Then when the two montes of probation is done you see if the person has been doing as told then you may release the child.
    On 01/05/02
    paul from IA said:
    Never heard of this "usable amount" stuff, far as i know even the resin (marijuana tar for the kiddies) on the inside of pipes can constitute posession as well as posession of paraphenelia. Granted I'm from Iowa, and it could be tougher here, but then our laws regarding first time drug use tend to be lighter... I got busted with 3 other people (2 minors :/ ) we were all stoned, and had not only loads of paraphenelia under MY seat *mutter* but I had a bag in my pocket, and they sent me home and either didnt notice the bag or decided to let me keep it-- but to qualify this post, I have since
    On 09/20/01
    John Harvey from AZ said:
    How much marijuana is considered by the courts to be a "usable amount" is this a grey area or do the courts define a specific amount by weight? I could not find the answer doing a search of the statues.
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