Placer County Criminal Defense

Drug Trafficking Attorney Rocklin, California

Standing Up for the Accused in Placer County, CA

If you've been charged with drug trafficking in Placer County, California, act quickly to get drug crime lawyer on your side. Depending on your circumstances, your case could fall under state or federal jurisdiction. In either situation, the penalties are harsh, and if you're convicted, you could be looking at years in prison.

At Jacob Law Firm, we take drug trafficking charges seriously. From the moment you hire us, we'll begin working on a strategy to fight your charges in Rocklin, Roseville, Citrus Heights and Placer County. Backed by over 15 years of experience, our Rocklin drug trafficking lawyer knows how to develop effective defenses. We'll start by getting to know you and your situation. From there, we'll analyze all the facts and examine all the evidence. Whether your case can be handled out of court or needs to be taken to trial, we'll present a compelling legal strategy on your behalf and will work toward a favorable outcome, such as getting charges dropped or the case dismissed.

If you're ready to have focused and aggressive legal representation on your side, call us at (916) 295-6993.

What Is Drug Trafficking?

In general, drug trafficking refers to the transportation of controlled substances. Most cases involve illegal drugs, such as heroin or cocaine; however, a person could be charged for trafficking prescription drugs. Both state and federal laws prohibit this type of conduct.

UnderCalifornia Health and Safety Code 11352, it's illegal for a person to transport or offer to transport for sale certain controlled substances. The statute also makes it unlawful to furnish, administer, give away (or offer to do such) or import into this state drugs.

The federal law concerning drug trafficking is 21 U.S.C. § 841. It provides that a person commits an offense when they manufacture, distribute, or dispense (or possess with the intent to do such) a controlled substance.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in California?

The punishments you could face for transporting a controlled substance in California depend on whether you're convicted of a state or federal crime. In general, federal penalties for drug trafficking are much harsher than those imposed by the state.

For instance, if you're found guilty of drug trafficking in California, you could be imprisoned for 3, 4, or 5 years. If you moved drugs from one county to another, the punishments would increase. Then, you could be facing 3, 6, or 9 years in prison.

Federal conviction penalties depend on the type and amount of drug you were accused of trafficking, as well as any aggravating factors.

For example, the punishments for an offense involving a substance containing a detectable amount of heroin are as follows:

  • 100 grams or more:
    • 5 to 40 years in prison
    • 20 years to life in prison if the offense cause serious bodily injury or death
    • $5,000,000 in fines
  • 1 kilogram or more:
    • 10 years to life in prison
    • 20 years to life in prison if the offense caused serious bodily injury or death
    • $10,000,000 in fines

Get Proven Legal Counsel for Your Case

When your rights and freedoms are at stake, it's imperative to have a seasoned Placer County criminal attorney on your side to fight your charges. At Jacob Law Firm, our Rocklin drug trafficking lawyer has an intimate understanding of the legal system and knows what it takes to mount an effective defense. Whether you've been charged with a state or federal crime, we'll be committed to fiercely going up against the prosecution on your behalf.

Schedule your confidential consultation by calling us at (916) 295-6993 or contacting us online.

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