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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.

  • 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

  • Confident and knowledgeable

    “Mr. Jacob helped my son with a situation, he was able to get his misdemeanor dismissed completely. He made us feel at ease with everything. Very prompt with returning calls and keeping us up-to-date. We recommend Ben Jacob law firm to anyone Who is in need of good legal counsel .”

    Paula

  • I could highly recommend him to anybody who needs responsible trustworthy counsel.

    “I could highly recommend him to anybody who needs responsible trustworthy counsel.”

    Derek

  • A true Icon of Justice

    “First, let me start by saying that Mr. Ben Jacob deserves to be recognized for his hard work and representation. There are really no words to express my gratitude and thanks for the outstanding effort in obtaining the exceptional outcome on my case. Mr. Jacob went above and beyond what any other Attorney has ever done for me. When I was remanded into the sheriff's custody the feelings of hopelessness and despair were overwhelming. The D.A. and the Judge made it clear that there were no chances left for me, and with a lifelong stigma of negative trailing behind me, I truly believed I was destined to stay in jail. Mr. Jacob kept my life from making a permanent turn in the wrong direction. Because Mr. Jacob truly cares about his clients and their well being I was released from custody. Ben Jacob not only believed in me he went to bat against the whole courtroom on my behalf. Mr. Jacob defends his clients with conviction and vigor, not backing down, and unwavering in his defense. Despite a troubled past and a bad reputation, Mr. Jacob treated me with dignity and respect. I'm able to be the mommy my two-year-old needs because Mr. Jacob believed in me when everyone else wanted me in custody. Mr. Jacob is a true artist in his profession. Thank You seems ridiculous in comparison to the true effect of Mr. Jacob’s impact in my life.”

    Melinda Wills

  • So Relieved!

    “I found Mr. Jacob through the AVVO website. After calling and emailing many lawyers, Mr. Jacob was frank and honest with me as he explained to me how unfortunate my legal situation was and what we could do together to quickly handle the case before it was out of our hands. I appreciated his honesty and his desire to act quickly while maintaining communication throughout the process. He was honestly the only lawyer that I felt I could trust, even through the phone, and that was something that made me stick with him. It was my first time experiencing the legal system with a domestic violence charge and while I was adamant I was the victim, the authorities felt otherwise. As you can imagine the stress was unfathomable. But three days later, Mr. Jacob granted me the news that my case had been dismissed and the biggest weight of my life had been lifted. As someone who is experiencing the world of court and lawyers for the first time, a young female in her twenties, who was leaving an abusive long term relationship, I was scared and unsure from the beginning of who to even chose as my defense. I felt as though the wrong choice could lead me to certain doom... luckily, it was the right one. I can't thank him enough for making a tough time a little bit easier and I would never wish you would need his intelligence and experience to help you or a loved one, but I can say without a doubt I would recommend him.”

    Sonia