Are you facing drug trafficking charges? Because drug charges often come with steep penalties and mandatory sentences, being convicted of these crimes can permanently change your life. You need a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being charged with drug trafficking. Call us for a free consult today; whether you are facing state or federal charges, we can help.
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As experienced attorneys, we can evaluate the facts of your case, and show you how state and federal drug trafficking laws apply to those facts. We will also be able to give you advice about your options and what you should do. We will be be able to advise you about the possibility of a plea, or what we can do to challenge the evidence the state has. You should never make any decisions about your case, or speak to the police about it, until you consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer. We are here to help you, and we are available around the clock.
Drug Trafficking Charges
Drug trafficking is one of the most severe charges a person can face. State and federal laws harshly penalize the selling, transporting, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances. The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on several factors. Some of these factors are the type and amount of drugs involved, where it's being distributed, and whether children were targeted.
Sentences for trafficking drugs can generally range from 3-5 years to life in prison. There are many different state and federal laws at play in a trafficking case, and if you’re involved in one, you need a defense lawyer on your side that has the savvy to fight for your rights. With more than 30 years in practice, and numerous federal cases under our belt, we are prepared to apply our know-how and zeal to your situation.
Many people believe that drug trafficking is the same as dealing drugs, but the law applies a broader definition. Though state laws on trafficking drugs differ significantly, all states have laws that punish trafficking activity. Drug trafficking is also a crime of weight and measurement. This means if you are found with a specified amount of any illegal drug, you can be convicted of trafficking drugs. This is true even if you didn't manufacture, buy, sell, or transport those drugs.
If you have drugs in your possession, and the amount exceeds the legally determined trafficking amount, you can be found guilty of drug trafficking. If you have any questions about what you are being charged with, give us a call. We will go over exactly which drug crimes you are accused of and why. From there, we can determine a strategy to fight for your freedom, and work to prove your side.
Both federal and state laws are involved when it comes to drug trafficking cases. A savvy criminal defense attorney can work towards getting these charges diminished, or even thrown out. We have been practicing criminal defense for over three decades now, and always aim to lower or dismiss the charges on our clients. Give us a call for a free consultation and we can go over the facts of your case. Until you have spoken with your defense lawyer, do not discuss anything with the police. You have rights, and we can protect them.
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Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, & Knight have served as criminal defense lawyers for over 30 years. As tenacious and zealous representatives for those charged with crimes, they can help you fight back. We defend those charged with drug trafficking in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Columbiana.