TRANSPORTATION OF NARCOTICS
Drug transportation is a type of drug crime that refers to the distribution, trafficking, and sale of illegal controlled substances. Transportation is the crime of actually moving the narcotic from one location to another. In the U.S., commonly transported illegal controlled substances include: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and unauthorized prescription medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Drug transportation can occur on a small scale basis (from one individual to another) or on a very large scale basis. Whether transportation is committed on a large or small scale basis, people who are charged with committing the crime are susceptible to vigorous prosecution from law enforcement, district attorneys, and judges.
DRUG TRANSPORTATION LEGAL PENALTIES
After a person has been convicted of drug transportation, he/she may be sentenced with jail or prison time, large fines, probation, community service, and mandatory drug treatment programs. Any of these legal penalties can be enhanced if the person has a criminal record or if the person has been convicted of a drug crime in the past. You may also face minimum mandatory prison sentences depending on the amount at issue.
ACCUSED? FIGHT BACK!
If you have been charged with drug transportation, you need to speak with a drug crime defense attorney who will vigorously defend you against your criminal charges. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we have helped numerous clients contest their drug transportation charges, and we can do the same for you. Our attorneys are experienced in all drug-related legal matters and are fully equipped to help you with your case.
If you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident that we will go the distance to help you reach your desirable outcome.