Drug Trafficking/ Transportation
Los Angeles Drug Trafficking and Transportation Defense Lawyers
Accused of Drug Transportation in California? CA Health and Safety Code 11352 HS
If you or a loved one has been arrested or faces drug trafficking charges in California, the next move you make can literally mean the difference between freedom and prison. It can mean the difference between being able to live life on your terms and living under the watchful eye of law enforcement and the prison system. It can mean the difference between being able to make a living and being prevented from getting a job, getting admitted to school, and even renting an apartment.
What Penalties Does a Drug Transportation Conviction Carry?
In California, a drug transportation conviction carries severe penalties, such as:
- For transport, import, sale, or transfer of drugs, up to five years in prison.
- For transport across two California counties, up to nine years in prison.
- For distribution near schools or playgrounds, additional prison time.
In many cases, drug transportation is also a FEDERAL CRIME. This means that you may also be tried in federal court. Law enforcement and the prosecutors are NOT on your side, but fortunately for you, Los Angeles drug crime defense attorney Chad Lewin and our team ARE on your side. With our help, you or your loved one will have every possible advantage in fighting the California criminal justice system, in protecting your future, and in getting your charges reduced or dropped.
We have thousands of case victories in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Our managing partner, Los Angeles criminal attorney Chad Lewin, is a tenacious, experienced, winning defense lawyer who is respected tremendously by prosecutors and by California judges. Our courtroom relationships – built by THOUSANDS of victories in these courts on behalf of people like you – give you a huge advantage. And you need every advantage possible when fighting drug trafficking charges in the California criminal justice system. Remember, you are fighting to protect your future. We will take advantage of the law and use the best defense strategies possible to protect your innocence and your future! ALL of your rights will be protected, and we will do everything we can to secure your freedom and achieve the BEST possible outcome for you or your loved ones.
Possible Drug Trafficking Defenses
Examples of the defenses we may use in your drug trafficking case include:
- The police informant is unreliable.
- Police didn’t have probable cause.
- Illegal search and seizure.
- Police used entrapment.
- You didn’t know you had the drug.
- The police arrested the wrong person.
- The police mishandled the evidence.
Without the most aggressive and experienced Los Angeles drug crime lawyer fighting for you, your conviction could result in the end of your life as you know it. The LAST thing you need is a drug transportation conviction on your record, as this will permanently tarnish your reputation and impact your entire future.
Often times, we can stop police investigations before you EVER get charged with a crime. (If you have NOT been formally charged, but you are being accused and/or investigated, read more about how we get involved with pre-file investigations.) Remember, do NOT speak to police, investigators, or detectives about your case. Anything you tell them CAN be used against you in a court of law. Prosecutors WILL NOT BE LENIENT with you because you’re “being nice.” It doesn’t work that way.
If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking in Los Angeles, time is of the essence! Every minute you wait matters, so call defense attorney Chad Lewin at Lewin Law Group immediately for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL consultation at (800) 458-1488. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or your loved ones.