Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer in Wilmington
We’re Not Afraid to Fight Your Felony Charge In Front of a Jury Trial
Drug trafficking is a felony and, if convicted, you could be looking at anywhere from a few years to life in prison. Drug trafficking laws are usually aimed at stopping drug cartels, which in part accounts for the harsh penalties associated with them. However, not everyone who is charged with drug trafficking is part of a major drug cartel; yet, those who are charged still face the same, harsh penalties upon conviction as if they were being punished for an affiliation with the cartel.
If you or someone you love has been charged with drug trafficking in North Carolina, the potential consequences are too steep to ignore. You need an experienced attorney who can provide you with a strong defense and protect your rights to the maximum possible extent. And you need them fast.
Now is not the time to proceed with caution or wait to see what might happen. If you’re facing drug trafficking charges, you can’t afford to wait: Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn about your defense options.
What Is Drug Trafficking?
Trafficking is considered to be a global illicit trade and often involves all stages of the offense, from cultivation to manufacture to distribution and sales. As such, it’s closely monitored and heavily regulated by the government. And, because trafficking, especially as it relates to the drug cartel (as mentioned earlier) often involves other forms of crime as well —money laundering and corruption, to name a few— the penalties upon conviction are incredibly severe. Furthermore, penalties for a drug trafficking charge increase greatly if the prosecution can show that you targeted children in your dealings, and/or that you were selling over a wide geographic area.
Generally speaking, penalties for a drug trafficking charge will vary based on the following:
- The type of substance being trafficked (marijuana vs. hashish vs. cocaine vs. fentanyl vs. heroin vs. LSD vs. methamphetamine vs. PCP vs. other Schedule I, II, III, IV, & V drugs)
- The quantity of the substance being trafficked, measured in kg or mgs
- Any previous offenses
What Happens Now?
Once you've been charged with drug trafficking, you need to contact an experienced lawyer immediately to start building an effective defense. At The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our drug defense attorney will listen to the details of your situation, particularly as they apply to the events that immediately led to your charge, and outline the best possible strategy given your circumstances and goals. As with any criminal charge, dismissal isn't always possible, but we certainly do our best in every case to reduce the charges and mitigate the consequences you’re facing.
Call to Protect Your Rights: (910) 400-8285
A drug trafficking charge is serious, to be sure. However, you shouldn't give up hope. We provide prospective clients with a free initial consultation so they can talk about what happened and learn more about their defense options before hiring us as their legal representation.
We are confident that we can help you fight your charges, and we don’t want anything like unreasonable fees or obligations to stand in the way of you being able to see this for yourself. Call (910) 400-8285 to schedule an appointment or use this online contact form to get the help you need.
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