International Drug Trafficking

Work With An Experienced International Drug Crime Lawyer

Drug trafficking involves the transportation of drugs (usually in large quantities) across state or international borders for the purpose of distribution or sale. International drug trafficking is considered one of the most serious drug crimes. If charged, you will face severe consequences and punishment, as crossing state and international borders are considered federal crimes. The FBI and DEA are heavily involved in the investigation and prosecution of these types of offenses.

Drug trafficking encompasses many offenses, including drug crimes such as possession, sales, and manufacturing. Offenses can also vary depending on the amount you carry or intend to sell. If you are facing prosecution for international drug trafficking, you need an experienced Ventura criminal defense attorney on your side to defend your rights and fight for you.

Attorney Christopher P. Welch has had over 10 years' worth of experience defending clients from all types of serious drug charges. Having assisted with over 100 case acquittals for some of the most difficult criminal cases, he can help you reduce or even dismiss your charges outright. Tell us about your case during your free case evaluation.

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Consequences of Drug Trafficking

California's location allows easy access for foreign trading, and for the most part, the state has prospered from this opportunity. The state has opportunities that not many other states have in terms of economic, agricultural growth, and international trade. Unfortunately, this can also leave the doors open to criminal activities. Drug trafficking has become a huge problem in the state, as the drug cartels have planted many groups to carry out drug deals between countries. That is when international drug trafficking comes into play. Law enforcement seeks to crack down hard on these offenses.

  • Penalties for drug trafficking can include:
  • Imprisonment
  • Heavy fines
  • Probation
  • Minimum serving time before parole eligibility

Being charged with drug trafficking, especially on the international level, is perhaps one of the most serious drug offenses. Drug crimes can be charged on either the local, state, or the federal level. Not only that, each carries its own set of rules for administering the sentences, which can be extremely harsh. It can also depend on the type of drug. Here is one example: heroin is heavily penalized compared to many other drugs. Heroin trafficking can carry a prison sentence of up to 25 years and between $50,000 and $500,000 in fines.

Retain Legal Representation from a Seasoned Attorney

If you are facing these charges, you must fight back and protect yourself as soon as possible. To do that, you will need a tough Ventura drug crime attorney working on your side.