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When You Face Serious Drug Charges—Arizona Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Both law enforcement and prosecutors in Maricopa County and elsewhere throughout Arizona are extremely aggressive about prosecution and enforcement of drug charges.  Drug trafficking is a generic term that encompasses a wide range of drug offenses involved in the production and distribution of narcotics.  Law enforcement authorities and prosecutors are extremely diligent in prosecuting cases that involve drug trafficking including the sale, transportation and manufacturing of drugs.

Arizona criminal defense attorney Dianne Sullivan has extensive experience handling large-scale trafficking.  Because Dianne Sullivan is a former Maricopa County prosecutor, she is intimately familiar with the law enforcement tactics typically used to investigate drug trafficking offenses as well as the litigation strategies and potential plea reductions that prosecutors typically utilize in these cases.  It is important to keep in mind that drug crimes are very serious criminal offenses that can result in significant long-term adverse consequences.  Ms. Sullivan routinely works with a knowledgeable and experienced team of private investigators and forensic investigators to help develop the best possible defense to your drug charges.

If you are charged with any type of drug charge in Arizona or anywhere throughout Maricopa County, Ms. Sullivan provides tenacious defense against such criminal charges and may employs a wide range of potential defenses including the following:

  • Challenge the background and veracity of confidential police informants
  • Attack the validity of a search warrant or the execution and scope of the search
  • Dispute the legality of police surveillance
  • Expose police misconduct
  • Assert Constitutional rights and Miranda protections
  • Investigate the forensic evidence for evidence of mishandling or contamination

These are only a few examples of potential defenses that Ms. Sullivan has successfully employed to obtain a dismissal of serious drug charges.  Where that is not possible, she has used these strategies to undermine the prosecutor’s case to reach a favorable plea agreement.  Ms. Sullivan handles a wide range of drug charges involving many illegal substances including:

Prescription drugs including OxyContin & Vicodin
Crack Cocaine

While this is certainly not a complete list of the types of illegal drugs that may be involved in a serious drug charge, Ms. Sullivan has effectively defended clients charged with the full spectrum of illegal drugs.  Ms. Sullivan has the knowledge and experience to help you avoid serious drug trafficking charges that may result in lengthy terms in state prison and other serious penalties. There is no such thing as a minor drug trafficking offense so Ms. Sullivan uses a wide range of defense strategies to help her clients avoid the very serious consequences associated with a drug trafficking conviction.  Some of the types of drug trafficking offenses that Ms. Sullivan handles include the following:

  • Manufacture of narcotics (i.e. meth labs)
  • Cultivation of marijuana
  • Possession with intent
  • Sale of narcotics
  • Distribution and sale of drugs
  • Importation of illegal drugs
  • Transportation of narcotics (i.e. drug mules)

When you are charged with drug offenses in Arizona or elsewhere throughout Maricopa County, you may face charges under both Arizona State law as well as federal drug charges.  Federal prosecutors are particularly skilled and have extensive resources at their disposal, which makes it essential that you work with an experienced Arizona drug crimes defense attorney. 

Effective Defense to Drug Charges in Arizona and Maricopa County

If you are facing drug charges in Phoenix or anywhere throughout Arizona, Dianne Sullivan understands that conviction of a drug trafficking offense can result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction, long periods of incarceration, substantial fines, mandatory drug treatment, probation and other serious penalties.  We understand that if you are charged with serious drug trafficking charges your entire future may be at risk.  Ms. Sullivan is prepared to fight for your freedom, future and reputation.

Dedicated Arizona drug charges defense attorney Dianne Sullivan diligently investigates all of the facts and evidence in her clients’ cases to develop the most effective available defenses.  Ms. Sullivan will always work tenaciously to seek dismissal of drug trafficking charges.  If this is unrealistic given the specifics of your situation, Ms. Sullivan will seek a plea agreement to minimize the adverse consequences associated with your drug trafficking charges.  Ms. Sullivan provides effective and proven criminal defense, including defense in cases involving drug crimes, throughout Maricopa County. 

Our Arizona criminal defense team can handle cases in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Scottsdale or any court in Arizona.  We offer a confidential consultation absolutely free so call us today at 480-284-8740. 


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