The illegal drug and controlled substance industry is worth billions of dollars. In nearly every part of the United States, drug traffickers disperse their products throughout the nation. As a result, the American government and numerous law enforcement agencies are continuously locked in a battle that can be incredibly sophisticated, aggressive and ruthless. This is one of the primary reasons why crimes of drug trafficking are prosecuted as federal cases. If you or someone you know has been charged with drug trafficking, strong and attentive criminal defense representation is vital to the outcome of your case.
As the U.S. War on Drugs rages on, American media outlets have become fascinated with reporting the detrimental effects of drug trafficking. From the serious substance abuse epidemics, increases in crime and serious security threats at our nation's borders, it becomes clear that the drug market plays a role in creating more problems than addiction alone. For this reason, prosecutors and federal agencies do everything in their power to gain as many trafficking convictions as possible.
Depending on the type of drug, the quantity, and any other relevant enhancements, such as gang affiliations, the criminal penalties for trafficking can be intense. Most charges also entail minimum prison sentences, with many terms of incarcerations lasting anywhere from five to 20 years, or even life, depending on the circumstances involved. As former prosecutors, our Olathe federal criminal defense attorneys can draw upon their insight when building a defense for your particular case.
No matter the scope of your trafficking offense, criminal proceedings will be thoroughly aggressive and invasive and leave little room for leniency. In order to reach a successful resolution, you need to work with a legal team capable of crafting a strong defense and in working toward reducing charges and penalties as much as possible. With effective negotiation skills and hundreds of trials in both state and federal courts, Garretson & Toth, LLC has the tools to defend you against drug trafficking allegations.
Contact our firm to discuss your case.