Because the U.S. is continually seeking to minimize the impacts of drug sale, possession, and use, it relentlessly pursues drug-related crimes and imposes harsh penalties for a conviction. This is especially true in cases involving the smuggling of controlled substances. If you have been charged with this offense, the situation may seem hopeless, as the prosecutor might have collected various pieces of evidence to build their case. However, it's important to know that pleading guilty to a drug smuggling charge is not your only option. To learn more about defenses that could be mounted in your case, speak with an experienced attorney immediately.
At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our skilled lawyer has handled numerous complex cases and has represented clients in federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. We know the complexities of the federal criminal justice process and will be on your side throughout your case, providing sound legal advice and guidance. By listening to your side of the story, we will build an effective strategy to fight your charges and seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
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Drug smuggling is an offense that occurs when you move a controlled substance across state or country lines. Often, the means of transportation is secret or illicit, meaning that a seemingly legitimate product, such as a doll, may be used to hide the substance. Transporting any type of illegal drug or prescription medication in this manner may lead to a federal drug smuggling charge.
The U.S. government regulates certain drugs and medications, which it classifies into 5 schedules. A drug appearing on any one of the schedules is considered a controlled substance.
The drug schedules are based on their addictiveness, potential for abuse, and medical use, and are listed as follows:
The punishments you could face for being found guilty of drug smuggling are harsh. A conviction could lead to years to life in federal prison and thousands to million dollars in fines. The specific penalties depend on your circumstances, such as the amount and type of controlled substance, your criminal history, and any aggravating factors (for instance, if the alleged offense resulted in injury or death).
At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our Boston drug smuggling lawyer is ready to fight aggressively on your behalf. We will thoroughly examine the specifics of your case, discuss your legal options, and build a solid defense strategy.
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