Arizona Drug Crimes

Arizona drug laws are the toughest in the United States. America’s stance on the War Against Drugs, particularly at Arizona’s boarder with Mexico, has allowed the government to search and arrest an unprecedented number of people contrary to what the law actually allows the government to do. Agencies notorious for this unconstitutional behavior include the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Gang Task Force, and Boarder Patrol. Mr. Mendoza has worked on cases with all of these agencies for over 20 years and is very familiar with their policies, tactics, training, and the use of coercing civilians into assisting them.

A drug related charge most often results from illegal searches and seizures by law enforcement, the use of wire taps on an individual’s phone lines, and the use of confidential informants. No illicit substance is off limits for prosecution in Arizona: methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, crack, marijuana, LSD, ecstasy, MDMA, and even prescription pills (Xanax, Suboxone, Oxycodone, Vicodin, etc.). Arizona has abandoned public policy in favor of rehabilitation and has resorted to severe mandatory prison sentences for most of its statutory drug offenses. Consequently, a drug crimes attorney is a necessity when one finds him or herself facing drug charges.

Mr. Mendoza has been defending individuals accused of very serious drug offenses for well over two decades. His primary focus has been attacking law enforcement’s unlawful and unconstitutional methods of targeting his clients suspected of drug trafficking with highly successful results. Mr. Mendoza’s superior knowledge about the interworkings of drug trafficking and drug law makes him a reputable advocate among clients and the government during negotiations and litigation.



There is only one Frequently Asked Question: “What do I need to do?”

 It is not what you need to do, it is what your lawyer needs to do, which is have the ability to immediately analyze and strategize your case in real time while you are sitting in the office. Mr. Mendoza sits down with you and personally crafts the investigation and defenses at the first meeting. At Mendoza Law Office there is no “worst case scenario” where the client is left in the dark wondering what his or her lawyer is going to do about the case. The facts are assessed and it is immediately determined what needs to be done in order to attack the State’s case and obtain our goal. Our intentions are expressed to the client from the outset and carried through to the end.

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