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Flagstaff Drug Trafficking Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Drug Trafficking Charges in Arizona

If you or a loved one has been charged with drug trafficking, it is crucial to pursue the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, is here to help. Our team of drug trafficking lawyers has extensive experience in defending clients charged with drug trafficking offenses. Drug trafficking is a very serious crime that bears severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and fines. Our attorneys understand the gravity of these charges and are dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to protect your rights and freedoms.

Call The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, today at (928) 323-0910 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug trafficking lawyer in Flagstaff.

What is Drug Trafficking?

Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense involving the illegal manufacturing, distribution, transportation, or sale of controlled substances, such as narcotics, prescription medications, and illegal drugs. Arizona has stringent laws to combat drug trafficking, given its potential to harm individuals and communities. Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors vigorously pursue those suspected of engaging in drug trafficking, making it imperative to secure legal representation promptly.

What are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Arizona?

Arizona imposes severe penalties for drug trafficking convictions, reflecting the state's commitment to curbing drug-related activities. Penalties can vary based on factors like the specific type and quantity of drugs involved, prior criminal history, and aggravating circumstances. In general, drug trafficking penalties may include:

  • Prison Sentences: Convictions for drug trafficking can lead to substantial prison terms, ranging from several years to life in prison, depending on the severity of the offense and the specific drugs involved.
  • Fines: Individuals convicted of drug trafficking may face significant fines, which can amount to thousands or millions of dollars, depending based on the scale of the operation.
  • Asset Forfeiture: Law enforcement may seize assets believed to be linked to drug trafficking, including money, vehicles, and property. This can significantly impact an individual's financial stability.
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Some drug trafficking offenses in Arizona carry mandatory minimum sentences, leaving judges with limited discretion in sentencing.
  • Enhanced Penalties: Aggravating factors such as involvement in organized crime, use of weapons, or trafficking near schools or playgrounds can lead to enhanced penalties upon conviction.

Defenses Against Drug Trafficking Charges

Being accused of drug trafficking does not mean you are automatically guilty. Our skilled Flagstaff drug trafficking lawyers are well-versed in crafting strong defense strategies tailored to the specifics of your case. Common defenses against drug trafficking charges may include:

  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: If law enforcement obtained evidence through an unlawful search or seizure, it may be possible to suppress that evidence, potentially weakening the prosecution's case.
  • Lack of Intent: Drug trafficking charges require demonstrating intent to distribute. A strong defense may challenge the prosecution's ability to prove the intention beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement induced or coerced you into committing a drug trafficking offense that you otherwise would not have committed, entrapment may be a viable defense strategy.
  • Chain of Custody Issues: Establishing a clear and unbroken chain of custody for seized evidence is crucial. Discrepancies in the handling of evidence could undermine its reliability in court.
  • Violation of Rights: If your constitutional rights had been violated during the arrest or investigation process, any evidence obtained may be inadmissible in court.

Contact Our Flagstaff Drug Trafficking Lawyer Today

At The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, we are committed to safeguarding your rights and crafting a robust defense. Our team of dedicated Flagstaff drug trafficking attorneys will listen to your side of the story, assess the details of your case, and provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need during this challenging time. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.

Contact The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, today to get started with our Flagstaff drug trafficking attorney.

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  • My family and I are grateful for his time and effort that he put forth towards my son's case.

    “Adam saved my son from a very long prison sentence and was extremely generous with his time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone intelligent, competent, and wise to represent them in court.”

    - Michelle K.
  • Would hire again if anything!

    “Mr. Zickerman is a very professional yet personable lawyer, he helped close my case in a very timely manner, I would definitely recommend his services.”

    - Bobby D.
  • It was a long (three years) and hard battle. However Gib and his staff never gave up.

    “All my medical expenses, court fees, expert witness charges, legal fees, and more were recovered with a little left over to cover for pain and suffering. Thank you Gib!”

    - Jay W.
  • He is very accessible to his clients, even during traditionally "off hours"

    “I have worked with Mr. Zickerman for several years now, and he has always been the very definition of professionalism and care for the concerns of the client.”

    - Rex S.
  • He’s not just the right choice - he’s the only choice.

    “I had multiple different cases over the last year and he not only helped me with these cases but he was available for questions and concerns every single time I could think of one. He’s not just professional, but he’s personable too.”

    - Alexandria F.

Meet Our Team

Dedicated to Protecting Clients' Rights & Freedoms
  • Adam Zickerman
  • Herman "Gib" Zickerman
  • Nina Anderson
  • Adam Zickerman Adam Zickerman

    Founding Attorney

    Our founding attorney is a former prosecutor, so he has the knowledge of the other side and understands how the prosecution will approach your case.
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  • Herman "Gib" Zickerman Herman "Gib" Zickerman

    Of Counsel

    Admitted to practice in 1974, I have enjoyed working with clients on a wide variety of cases. It is always fulfilling to help someone through difficult legal matters.
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  • Nina Anderson Nina Anderson

    In-House Accountant

    Nina is the office bookkeeper, and the accounts receivable division.
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