Drug trafficking and drug distribution are two crimes that can get you into significant trouble with the law. These crimes, which include selling, transporting and importing controlled substances, can be penalized with heavy fines and prison time.
Drug trafficking and distribution is a felony crime, and it is more serious than simply possessing drugs. As someone who admits to having drugs in your possession, it’s important to clarify if you intended to sell or distribute them. You should defend yourself against these charges. With the right help, it’s possible to work with the prosecution to seek a plea bargain or a change in the charges to show that you were in possession and did not intend to distribute the illegal drugs.
Depending on the drugs you had in your possession, you could be facing charges for a Schedule I, II or III drug. Schedule I controlled substances carry the heaviest penalties, while II and III have lesser penalties depending on the specific drug or substance in question.
Drug trafficking and distribution charges fall under both state and federal laws. Each state is different, and the penalties you face could be determined based on how much of a substance you had in your possession and other factors. It’s important to defend yourself right away to make sure your reputation is not ruined by unfounded claims or media attention to your case.
Our website has more information on how a drug charge can affect you and what you can do to reduce the damage to your reputation. With the right help, you may be able to have the case dropped or penalties lessened.