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Rocklin Drug Trafficking Attorney

Standing Up for the Accused

If you've been charged with drug trafficking, act quickly to get a seasoned defense lawyer on your side. These are not the types of matters that should be handled alone or with the help of an inexperienced attorney. 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. Backed by over 15 years of experience, our Rocklin 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.

Under California 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?

The punishments you could face for transporting a controlled substance depend on whether you're convicted of a state or federal crime. In general, federal penalties 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 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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See What Our Clients Have to Say.

  • Attorney with Integrity

    “Ben Jacob is hands down an attorney you can trust. We knew right away that we could trust him with our son's case. He was kind, honest and respectable. We are so grateful for the effort and time he put into our son's case. I would highly recommend him if you want the best possible results and attorney with integrity. Thank you, Ben!”

    Darlene

  • Mr. Jacob took the case to trial and won me my freedom. I was found not guilty of all charges and all underlying charges.

    “Mr. Jacob took the case to trial and won me my freedom. I was found not guilty of all charges and all underlying charges. ”

    Angel

  • He got the felony dismissed and I served no time in custody

    “He got the felony dismissed and I served no time in custody”

    Kady

  • Great job!

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Jacobs without a doubt with confidence took control of a very serious case. Thank you”

    Angela zierden

  • Excellent Customer Service

    “Mr. Jacob was very responsive. I put a call out to 6 attorneys, and I got two back. Mr. Jacob within a business day, the other 3 days later, and no response from the others. He was able to handle the case without us flying back to resolve the issue. Thank you”

    Robert Bemiss