At Shell & Nermyr you will be represented by a firm partner, either Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr, with their 20+ years of experience each. Chad and Mark have gotten hundreds of drug charges dismissed and thrown out of court. When facing drug charges, a person needs an experienced aggressive attorney that the courts and prosecutors respect. If you or someone you care about is facing drug charges or think they may be facing drug charges, contact the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr immediately 480-775-4800.
Evening and weekend appointments are available and Shell & Nermyr offers payment plans in most cases.
Drug charges in Arizona range from a class I Misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia to a class 2 Felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison for sales of methamphetamine. Contact Shell & Nermyr if you have been arrested for, charged with, or if you think you are being investigated for any drug charge. It takes an experienced aggressive attorney to properly analyze case for suppression issues. Often police officers violate people’s constitutional rights when searching for drugs. Police also often violate people’s constitutional rights when conducting traffic stops without a good reason. The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have gotten hundreds of cases dismissed and thrown out by filing suppression motions with the court.
Possession charges often stem from simple traffic stops: police officers, who do not regularly smoke marijuana, can easily smell the distinct odor of marijuana when conducting a traffic stop. The Supreme Court of Arizona has reaffirmed that the odor of marijuana (burnt or unburnt) provides probable cause to a police officer to search a person’s vehicle, home or person. Therefore, do not smoke marijuana in your car because the smell gives the officer the right to search your car; do not smoke marijuana with the door to your home open as it will give an officer the right to search your home without a search warrant.
Drug sales cases usually stem from longer police investigations. Either the police are tipped off by an informant or a citizen complains about unusual activity at a location. Drug investigations can last anywhere from two weeks to a year or even longer in some cases. Some of the police tactics used in an investigation are the use of a confidential informant (snitch), wiretaps, pole cameras, physical surveillance, traffic stops on people leaving the location, and reverse buys. A reversed buy is when the police are actually selling drugs to a buyer.
In simple possession cases the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr can almost always obtain a deferred prosecution for their clients. A deferred prosecution is usually conducted at TASC in which the client is randomly drug tested, pays some fees, and attends some counseling in exchange the state dismisses the charges after a period of time. There is no better outcome than a dismissal. The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have obtained hundreds of dismissals for their clients by way of getting the evidence suppressed or via TASC.
The case will never be handled by an inexperienced associate or paralegal: the case will always be handled by one of the partners with their over 20 years of experience representing people facing drug charges.