Drug crimes, including the sale, manufacturing, transportation and even giving away of illegal substances is a felony offense in California. These substances can range from street drugs, prescription drugs, or other controlled substances.
Drug trafficking, Also called drug transportation or distribution, involves moving the drugs from place to place. If drugs are transported across state lines, drug trafficking becomes a federal crime. The majority of drug busts at the border or large drug trafficking arrests end up as federal cases.
People convicted of drug crimes could even receive larger sentences than people charged with violent crimes. Depending on the quantity of drugs involved, you could be subject to a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. If you have a prior conviction, the mandatory minimum sentences are doubled.
Often drug crimes involve weapons charges which add additional prosecution and years to ones sentence.
Non US Citizens can also face deportation even if they are a legal permanent resident, referred to as having a green card. Any professional state license may also be suspended or revoked.
The majority of border bust and large drug trafficking arrests end up as federal cases.
Federal drug crimes are very serious because mandatory minimum prison sentences apply. Depending on the quantity of drugs involved, you could be subject to a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. If you have a prior conviction, the mandatory minimum sentences are doubled. If you or a love one is charged with a drug offense, protect your legal rights.
If you or a love one is charged with a drug offense, you need to protect your legal rights and hire a reputable attorney experienced with drug crimes immediately.
A person who is convicted of a crime in general faces societal stigmas and potentially irreparable damage to his or her reputation. It is almost always unwise to represent yourself. Retain the services of a seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Tom R. Medrano for your no-cost consultation.