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Drug Distribution/Trafficking involves the delivery of illegal drugs or a controlled substance without having the legal license or ability to do so, as in the case of a doctor. Controlled substances and illegal drugs include but are not limited to Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, LSD and Heroin.
Drug Distribution is also called Trafficking. In some states, drug trafficking is considered a more serious offense when higher quantities of drugs or more severely restricted drugs are involved.
Federal and state drug trafficking and distribution laws vary based on the jurisdiction and circumstances. Penalties typically vary according to drug, amount, and geographic area of distribution, as well as whether minors were targeted or where the drugs were sold.
You need the best lawyers in defense of drug distribution and trafficking as a case in a state jurisdiction can spur a federal investigation and a completely seperate case, and numerous prison sentencing terms. Federal defense of drug trafficking is a very serious matter, and you need top attorneys to prevent two co-occurring cases.
Since the advent of the "war on drugs" in the 1980's, the government at all levels has aggressively pursued drug distribution and trafficking convictions. Big drug distribution busts gain big publicity for prosecutors and politicians.
Citizens who may be in involved in the trafficking of drugs are favorite targets of prosecutors because drug distribution convictions are easier to get than other types of crimes when not represented by the best lawyers.
States vary in the penalties and sentencing for drug distribution and trafficking. Know that federal penalties for drug traffcking are much more severe. Click the following link for federal defense and penalties of drug trafficking/distribution.
Drug distribution has among the most aggressive sentencing guidelines in the justice system. Drug distribution or trafficking can lead to a "strike" on your record, loss of your drivers' license, difficulty in keeping or getting jobs. Convictions on drug distribution, selling or trafficking have long prison terms and hefty fines. This is why drug distribution offenses must be fought with extremely skilled and vigorous defense by top criminal lawyers.
The most common approach in defense of drug distribution is to get the case dismissed or the charges substantially reduced without a trial. Pre-trial defense strategies used by lawyers usually center around the suppression or handling of evidence. This requires the attorneys to have more than just knowledge of the law. It requires the lawyers to have specific experience in drug distribution defense strategies backed by forensic experts who can conduct the research necessary.
Drug distribution is aggressively prosecuted and carry severe penalties. Just a few grams of some substances can imprison you for many years.
Unlike many other crimes, drug distribution can lead to federal prosecution. The federal government has an entire agency dedicated solely to pursuing drug trafficking, the DEA. It is critical for a lawyer to find out whether you are facing federal charges or under federal investigation. Even an investigation of drug distribution or trafficking made by your state can later be handed to federal agents. If so, you need a lawyer experienced in federal defense and courts.
Our defense strategies and our cadre of drug trial attorneys at both the state and federal level have saved our clients from having to pay enormous fines and years of prison time, in some instances a lifetime of incarceration.
The obvious goal of a criminal defense lawyers is to get your case dismissed or, barring that, get a not guilty verdict. In the case of drug distribution cases, there can be many counts or other charges, each of which carries its own sentence.
In the event that it is not possible to disprove an accusation of drug distribution against you, our attorneys can be extremely helpful at sentence reduction. The complexity of drug trafficking cases creates many opportunities for plea bargains, and the lattitude state court judges have makes it possible to greatly reduce penalties.
At LibertyBell Law Group, we have a team of trial attorneys with experience defending against drug distribution and trafficking. Our lawyers' experience spans state courtrooms across the country and federal courts. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients in cases involving huge amounts of drugs, millions of dollars and multiple years of defense work.
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