Athens Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
Plan Your Defense Before It’s Too late
If law enforcement suspects that you are making, distributing, transporting, or selling controlled substances, you could be charged with drug trafficking. As the most serious of drug-related offenses, the penalties for a trafficking conviction would result in prison time and fines that range in the thousands of dollars. In fact, the sentence for this crime may be more than someone charged with a violent criminal offense would face.
Call the proven Athens drug tracking defense lawyer of the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb at (706) 705-5122.
Drug Trafficking Charges
The federal government is very much involved in drug-related offenses—so much so that they have developed mandatory minimum penalties for individuals convicted of this crime. This means that the judge cannot go below the minimum sentence listed in the court guidelines.
Minimum federal penalties for drug trafficking:
- Schedule I & II drugs: First offenses call for no less than 5 years in prison
- Schedule III, IV, & V drugs: Convictions can result in anywhere between 1 and 10 years of jail time.
- Rohypnol: Anyone caught trafficking this drug could spend a minimum of 5 years in prison with a 30 years maximum sentence.
As mentioned above, the penalties for trafficking can include time in prison, probation and steep fines. There are certain factors that could increase your sentence, such as selling controlled substances near a school or other drug-free zone. The court will also consider the type of drugs that were being trafficked, with Schedule I controlled substances (such as LSD, MDMA, heroin, etc.) resulting in the steepest punishments.
Seek Legal Representation Today
Sometimes the police and prosecution are overzealous when it comes to charging drug-related offenses; for this reason, you need an Athens drug trafficking defense attorney on your side who will ensure your rights are being protected and will collect evidence to be used on your behalf.
Attorney Lee Webb understands the impact a drug trafficking charge can have on your life, and can use his years of experience and training to help.
Call (706) 705-5122 to find out more about how you can defend yourself from these charges.