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Drug Trafficking & Distribution

Drug trafficking or drug distribution is generally defined as the selling, transportation and illegal import of illegal controlled substances. This includes marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, heroin and “club drugs.” Federal and state drug distribution and trafficking charges and punishments depend on a variety of factors, including the type and amount of drug involved, location of distribution and if minor children were involved.

Don’t face drug trafficking charges alone. Connect with a defense attorney today to learn about what options you may have. Call us at 877-445-1059 or simply fill out the no-obligation form on this page and we will connect you with a criminal lawyer in your area.


Drug Trafficking & Distribution Charges

Reports of drug trafficking are often used in the news to illustrate the global illegal drug trade. However, not all drug trafficking is on a global scale. Drug trafficking or drug distribution charges may be issued for:

  • Taking drugs across state lines
  • Taking drugs across international borders
  • Taking drugs onto an airplane or onto a boat in federal waters
  • Selling drugs in multiple counties

If you are found with drugs in your car while on a cross-country road trip — even if they were for your own use — you could potentially face drug trafficking or drug distribution charges.

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Drug Trafficking & Distribution Penalties

Thanks to the federal government’s anti-drug policies, drug-related charges can carry mandatory sentences, even for defendants with no criminal record.

Many drug trafficking convictions can bring a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Federal regulations can also make it difficult to receive early parole for good behavior once in prison.

Speak with a Criminal Lawyer to Learn More about Drug Charges

If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges for drug distribution/trafficking, connect with a local criminal defense lawyer to discuss any charges and get advice on how to handle your case. Total Criminal Defense can help you find a local criminal lawyer. Fill out a free case evaluation form or call 877-445-1059 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.

The above summary of drug distribution/trafficking is by no means all-inclusive and is not intended to provide legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on drug trafficking laws, speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area.


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