Because of “The War on Drugs,” drug crimes are heavily prosecuted in the United States. Drug infractions are therefore a high priority for law enforcement. You may quickly find yourself in legal jeopardy if you are found with drugs. The punishments for these crimes are severe and can have an impact on every area of a person’s life. As drug crimes are the most common type of offense, this standard of punishment has incarcerated hundreds of thousands of people.
Drug trafficking is considered especially serious, as it can trigger further offenses such as the distribution, sale, possession, and use of controlled substances. And you will lose your gun rights if convicted. If you are facing drug trafficking charges, it is critical that you do your best to minimize or avoid punishment.
Hiring a drug trafficking lawyer is the only way that you will have the possibility of avoiding penalties or reducing your felony charges. Fortunately, our Little Rock criminal defense attorneys have significant experience in this area and are here to help.
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our team at Kevin Lemley Law Partners is highly qualified to fight your federal drug crimes case. We have represented hundreds of people who have been charged with serious drug offenses. Because of this, we have the experience, resources, and tenacity to explore and fight your case correctly and completely. While other firms may not prioritize you, our team can provide passionate, personalized legal care for your drug trafficking claim.
We understand that drug charges are complicated. It is easy to be falsely accused, misunderstood, or misrepresented by the law. You can trust us with your side of the story. You will be treated to non-judgmental, comprehensive legal care that gives you the best chance of preserving your future.
If you wish to avoid serious punishments for drug trafficking charges, trust Kevin Lemley Law Partners to represent you.
Drug trafficking is a type of criminal offense in which an individual transports controlled substances of any kind. Generally, this transportation occurs with the intent to distribute the substances to other individuals. They will either sell them or distribute them further.
Drug trafficking, like most drug crimes, is prosecuted harshly. The law does not look kindly on those who move or distribute drugs, and you can face significant punishments for this offense. Although drug trafficking is not an inherently violent crime, these offenses can easily involve other violent offenses. When lethal weapons are used in a crime, the potential penalties increase.
You may face life in prison if you are found guilty of drug trafficking. In addition, you may:
Because drug crimes have severe consequences, it is important that you do everything in your power to avoid being charged. The best way to do this is with a criminal defense attorney. It is difficult to refute the prosecution’s claims and properly tell your story without the help of a legal professional. If you are unable to show your perspective in court, you have no hope of winning your claim.
This is not the time to navigate the legal system on your own. If you are facing drug trafficking charges, you need to mount the best defense possible with professional legal counsel.
The severity of your punishment will depend upon numerous factors, including the type of drug that you allegedly trafficked. The law breaks drugs into distinct categories, or schedules, based on their potential for abuse, medicinal potential, and other factors. As the schedule numbers increase, the severity of the punishment generally decreases.
Drugs without any known medical use and with high potential for abuse:
Drugs that create significant or severe dependence in both a physical and psychological sense. These drugs have a high potential for abuse:
Drugs that have a moderate potential for abuse and dependence:
Drugs with a low risk of abuse but that can cause both physical and psychological dependency:
These drugs have a low potential for abuse. They also have a legitimate medical use that has been accepted by the FDA and global medical communities:
If you are charged with trafficking a Schedule 5 drug, the penalties will be much less severe than if you are charged with trafficking a Schedule 1 drug. However, in the realm of drug offenses, any drug trafficking offense is considered severe. Drug trafficking is usually necessary to support other types of drug crimes.
It is important to note that first-time offenders, even for serious crimes, may achieve some relief through the Arkansas First-Time Offender Act. This act does not absolve accused criminals entirely of their responsibilities. However, it may reduce the sentence or minimize the punishments that the court mandates.
To receive a reduced sentence, you will have to plead guilty or no contest to your charges. You will also serve a probationary period, as well as any other punishments applicable in your case. It is important to discuss this option thoroughly with your attorney before deciding what to do. This option may not be the best option in your case. It is important to seek personalized legal counsel before making any decisions about your case.
Our team has many years of experience helping individuals who have been accused of drug trafficking. We understand that these situations are serious and urgent. You can trust us to provide honest, straightforward legal counsel during this time. No matter the circumstances surrounding your offense, we can give you the best chance of avoiding serious charges and punishments.
To learn more about our team, our policies, or how we can help, please contact Kevin Lemley Law Partners via our website.