It is a crime under both state and federal law to knowingly transport illegal drugs or narcotics from one location to another. Your case will be tried by federal prosecutors if you are accused of transporting drugs across state lines or international borders. Cases in which drugs are transported from one place in California to another location within the state will be handled by state prosecutors. Regardless of whether your case is being tried at the state or federal level, you will face a number of penalties if you’re found guilty of the crime. The penalties for drug transportation typically include:
- Up to five years in prison
- Large fines
- Court-ordered drug counseling or rehab
- Community service
- Deportation (for non-U.S. citizens)
- A mark on your permanent record
Experienced Drug Transportation Defense Lawyer
If you’re searching for an experienced and dedicated drug transportation defense attorney in Sacramento to handle your case, you’ve come to the right place. At the Law Office of Russ Wyatt, we are very familiar with effective defense strategies for fighting even the toughest drug charges. Perhaps you are the victim of an unlawful search and seizure? Maybe you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or many you really were transporting illegal drugs? Regardless of the specifics of your case, we’ll find a way to protect your rights and defend you against the charges being brought against you.
Like any other drug crimes case, transportation charges require the attention and dedicated of a skilled attorney who is committed to making sure your case ends in the best possible outcome.