Transportation of Drugs
San Diego Drug Offense Lawyer Defends Against Trafficking Charges
In the state of California, the transportation of drugs is illegal. Drug transportation is prohibited by the California Health and Safety Code 11352 and can result in severe and life-changing penalties. An individual in possession of any type of drug can face transportation charges if certain factors are in place. Defendants who are charged with this crime have typically been arrested after being found to be transporting illegal drugs across state border lines. Federal drug offense laws specify this crime as drug trafficking, which can carry very severe penalties.
Penalties for the transportation or trafficking of drugs depend on the schedule of drug, the quantity discovered, and whether you have a prior criminal record. Your intention with the narcotics will also be a large factor when it comes to assigning specific penalties based on your charge. In order for the trafficking charge to be filed, prosecution officials must be able to prove that you were in fact transporting the drug for the purpose of sale and distribution and not just carrying it for personal use. A felony charge can damage your chance of obtaining employment or qualifying for things that require a background check.
At Kern Law, APC, my firm is committed to defending people who have been charged with drug offenses such as transportation. You can schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your situation and learn about the possible defenses and legal options that may be available to you. My firm can discuss the defense techniques that can be used to avoid a conviction in your case. My firm has the resources to effectively combat the charges that prosecution has brought against you. As a San Diego drug transportation lawyer, I handle each case from start to finish and provide high-quality criminal defense representation. Contact my firm today to find out how I can be the defense you need.