4. What is Proposition 200 and how does it apply in my drug case?
Proposition 200 is a law that went into effect to protect the rights of defendants charged with certain enumerated drug offenses within the state of Arizona. It’s similar to a “3-strikes” law in that it guarantees a more lenient sentence for 1st and 2nd time drug offenders. However, not all defendants qualify for the benefits of Proposition 200 nor do all drug offenses qualify. Any drug offense related to the possession of Methamphetamines, for example, is ineligible for Proposition 200.