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
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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:
- Heavy fines
- 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.