Drug transportation is defined as the unlawful transference of any controlled substance or narcotic from one place to another by any means. This transporting of illegal drugs occurs when an individual or group knowingly transfers the unlawful substances to another place, ranging from transporting a small amount in a car to a large amount on an airplane. If there is also the intent to sell the illegal substance or narcotic after it is transported, an intent to distribute charge may also be added, which can result in even harsher penalties.
The punishments for a drug transportation conviction can vary depending on certain factors, such as the type and classification of the drug, the amount, or the geographic location. Any individuals who transport and import drugs from another country will likely face the most severe penalties. A drug transportation charge is a serious offense in the state of Maryland, and consequences of a conviction can include: a lengthy prison sentence; hefty fines; court-ordered drug testing, rehabilitation, or counseling; deportation for non-U.S. citizens; search and seizure of property; probation; and community service.
A drug transportation conviction can, in addition to resulting in severe penalties, have a serious impact on a defendant’s personal and professional future. Any MD resident facing this type of drug-related charge would be well-advised to speak with a knowledgeable Maryland drug transportation attorney. At the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, we have years of experience defending people charged with drug-related crimes and will work tirelessly to ensure your legal rights are protected throughout your case. To see how our legal team can assist you, please call (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential review of your case.