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Highway Checkpoint Drug Arrest Attorneys

Drug Possession Lawyer Phoenix, AZ

Each year, many Phoenix, Arizona highway checkpoint drug arrests occur along the I-40 and I-8 corridors. The police know that this highway is often used for drug trafficking, so they have cracked down. If you have been arrested on or near I-8 or I-40, or at an immigration checkpoint near Wellton Arizona, your future could be at stake. Work with the Phoenix highway checkpoint arrest defense attorneys at Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC to build a strong defense.

Our team of criminal defense attorneys have years of experience handling even the most serious state and federal drug crimes. Regardless of the potential consequences, the quantity or type of drug involved, we can help:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Powder cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Black tar heroin

We represent people charged with a wide range of drug crimes at both a state and federal level. These include possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, distribution of drugs, importation and drug trafficking.

Often, as police set up immigration checkpoints along I-8 and I-40, they also place officers and checkpoints along smaller side roads. When you pull into the checkpoint they run a drug dog around your car. This is the way they catch people who may be trying to transport or possess drugs.

The police also use drug dogs to detect quantities of illegal drugs in cars stopped along I-8 and I-40. If a drug dog was used in your case, we will do a full investigation. Drug dogs are not always accurate in pointing out drugs. They can be overworked, under-trained or even caused to alert by an over-eager handler. If this is the case, we will do everything within the bounds of the law to keep the evidence discovered out of court. If necessary we have access to expert drug dog handlers who can testify on your behalf.

Talk to a Lawyer about I-8 and I-40 Drug Crimes

If you have been arrested for a drug crime at a highway checkpoint on I-40, I-8 or on a nearby road, contact the attorneys at Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC, call us at (602) 296-3434. Consultations are free and confidential.