Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Drug Trafficking and Drug Transportation
Drug trafficking or drug transportation occurs when a person transports controlled substances with knowledge of the presence of the substance, with the ability to exercise control over it and the knowledge that it is an illegal substance. Drug trafficking can occur within a state (intrastate) or interstate or it can also involve crossing national borders (international drug trafficking).
Many times if a person is charged with drug trafficking, the charge of drug distribution is also levied. Distribution of drugs occurs when a person transports controlled substances for the purpose of transferring the substance to another person as, for example, in a sale, or to another person who intends to sale the substance.
It is critical that a drug trafficking attorney be retained in order to go to the scene and take photographs if applicable, interview witnesses, gather evidence, conduct tests, and conduct other important actions, all of which could play a vital role in defending drug trafficking and drug transportation charges. Early defense work cannot be underestimated.
Possible penalties for drug trafficking and drug transportation can include long term incarceration, loss of drivers license, seizure of motor vehicle, significant fines and assessments, court ordered counseling or drug treatment, and random drug testing. Possible defenses against Drug Trafficking charges and Drug Transportation charges can include valid prescription, illegal search and seizure, insufficient evidence, and factually proving innocence.
Anything you say can be used against you in court. Do not discuss the matter with any person until you’ve talked to the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., an informed Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Drug Transportation, and Drug Trafficking.
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