Drug transportation is the unlawful transference of a controlled substance from one place to another by any means. This is an extremely serious crime ianywhere in the United States. The severity of the penalties depends on a few factors. For example,the specific details of the case, type or drugs, quantity of drugs, and whether or not you are a repeat offender.
Drug transportation applies to transporting any amount of controlled substances for any amount of distance. In cases where the drug transportation occurs across state or national borders, the crimes will be charged under federal law. The crimes will also likely include intent to distribute.
The consequences for the conviction of criminal drug transportation or drug distribution may include:
- Lengthy prison time
- Probation or parole
- Registration as a narcotics offender for life
- Mandatory periodic drug testing
- Search and seizure of property and/or motor vehicle
- Significant monetary fines
- Court-ordered counseling or drug rehabilitation
- Loss of the right to possess a firearm or weapon
- Community service
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
As you can see, drug transportation is a serious offense. You need the help of a criminal defense lawyer, who is very familiar and has had repeated success dealing with drug transportation and drug trafficking cases. If you have been charged with drug transportation, please call an experienced drug crime defense lawyer at Alpert Schreyer, LLC for a free and confidential consultation. Our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys know search and seizure laws and are able to interpret these laws to your advantage. If a law enforcement official has violated your Constitutional rights, then the evidence against you may be thrown out. Call us today at 866-444-6363 and let us discuss your case and get to work on protecting your legal rights.