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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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Best Los Angeles Federal Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 24, 2023

As the war on drugs continues to rage on, the stakes for those charged with federal drug crimes have never been higher. America’s hardline stance on drugs and drug crimes has resulted in courts imposing harsh penalties on those accused of drug crimes, particularly for those facing drug trafficking charges. The mere accusation of trafficking drugs across state lines or the United States border can destroy one’s life and leave it in pieces.

But with the right defense team on your side, there is hope. At Spodek Law Group, we have a proven track record of successfully defending clients charged with various drug crimes. Our Los Angeles federal drug trafficking defense lawyers have the knowledge and experience to navigate the complex legal system and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

When it comes to drug trafficking, the definitions can be complex and multifaceted. Firstly, it’s important to note that the drug in question must be a controlled substance, as in something that can’t be bought over the counter at a pharmacy. The drug must fall into one of the five schedules used to categorize controlled substances. Common drugs that may be trafficked include heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, oxycontin, and vicodin. However, it’s important to note that even prescription drugs can result in a drug trafficking conviction if they are trafficked with the intent to sell.

The actual definition of “trafficking” can also vary and may include activities such as selling drugs, aiding in the sale of drugs, agreeing to transport drugs, traveling with drugs with the intention to sell them, and bringing drugs into a state. If the crime of drug trafficking becomes a federal offense, it means that your prosecution will be taken over by the federal government, rather than the Californian government. This typically occurs when large quantities of drugs are involved, the drugs were transported across state lines, or the crime is linked to other offenses such as money laundering or prescription fraud.

The penalties for drug trafficking can be incredibly harsh. Under California law, drug trafficking is a felony offense, and any penalty for a felony charge will involve serious fines and at least a year in prison. However, a conviction of drug trafficking can easily lead to far more severe punishments. For example, if the drug you were allegedly trafficking was heroin or cocaine, then you may be facing additional penalties of up to 25 more years in prison and fines of up to $8,000,000 depending on the amount of the drug involved.

Given the severity of the consequences, it’s crucial to build a strong legal defense. At Spodek Law Group, we will do everything in our power to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

Best Los Angeles Federal Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyers

The Federal Schedule of Controlled Substances is a powerful tool used to regulate and control the distribution of dangerous drugs. This schedule classifies drugs into five different categories, ranging from Schedule I to Schedule V, depending on their potential for abuse, addiction, and medical use.

At the top of the list are Schedule I drugs, which are considered to be the most addictive and prone to abuse, with no accepted medical uses. Examples of Schedule I drugs include marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and peyote.

Schedule II drugs, on the other hand, are considered to have a high risk of abuse and addiction, but may have limited or restricted medical uses. Examples include cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine, morphine, and oxycodone.

As the schedule progresses, the drugs become less restricted, with Schedule III and IV drugs having accepted medical uses and a lower risk of abuse and addiction. Schedule V drugs, considered to have the lowest risk of abuse and addiction, include cough syrups containing codeine and antidiarrheals containing low levels of opium.

It’s important to note that, despite the state of California decriminalizing marijuana, it remains a Schedule I drug under federal law, which means that possession, distribution, and trafficking of marijuana is still considered a federal crime. If you find yourself facing federal drug charges, it’s crucial to seek the assistance of a qualified federal drug trafficking lawyer in Los Angeles to help navigate the complex legal system and defend yourself against harsh penalties.

Criminal lawyers know that when drug trafficking is prosecuted in federal courts, it’s because there are large amounts of controlled substances or illegal drugs believed to be moved from one person or location to another. Even a conspiracy to traffic a large amount of drugs, without actually doing so but the illegal drugs are in possession, can be charged with drug trafficking by federal prosecuting lawyers.

Drug trafficking investigations are serious business, with hefty mandatory sentencing laws and millions of dollars in fines at stake. Prosecutors and law enforcement agents pursue the conviction of federal drug traffickers vigorously. Federal agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), investigating drug trafficking are under constant political pressure to imprison drug traffickers and associates. In recent years, prescription drug trafficking has also been targeted by federal agents much more intensely and harshly.

Drug trafficking charges can include these activities related to controlled substances or illegal drugs:

  • Distribution
  • Conspiracy to Distribute
  • Possession of Drugs (in significantly large quantities are assumed to be for the purposes of distribution and thus are investigated for trafficking and prosecuted by federal agents and attorneys)
  • Transportation
  • Selling
  • Financing Manufacturing Cultivation

Generally speaking, federal prosecutors and agents investigate and file charges against a group of individuals in an effort to bring down the whole organization. Many times, their main target is the head of the criminal organization-or the “kingpin”-and they will attempt to use other defendants to help build their case by promising lighter sentences.

Investigating Drug Trafficking by Federal Agents

When it comes to charges related to drug trafficking, the best way to get them dismissed or greatly reduced is during pre-trial and pre-indictment investigations. This is why it’s so important for criminal lawyers with expertise in federal courts and regular practice of working with federal agencies, detectives, and prosecutors, to be on your side while attempting to suppress evidence.

Moreover, knowledge of witnesses is essential when dealing with federal drug trafficking cases. LibertyBell Law Group criminal lawyers are adept at finding, questioning and presenting witnesses that can be beneficial to their clients’ cases. Additionally they know how to challenge the testimony of a witness if staying ahead means doing this would be more advantageous for their client.

Our team has successfully defended all levels of those involved directly or indirectly with drug trafficking investigations or trials – including even “kingpins”. Our criminal attorneys have extensive experience preventing charges from being filed as well as mitigating both severity of charges and protecting clients from early stages in an investigation which could prove vital down the line.

They know not only laws but also understand perfectly how agents work – how they investigate crimes; build up a case; make mistakes; fail in some instances… In short: our legal representatives always stay one step ahead!
If you are under investigation for a federal drug crime then obtaining representation from an experienced criminal lawyer should become your number one priority given mandatory minimum sentencing laws that carry hefty punishments such as lengthy prison sentences alongside large fines – potentially taking half your life away if charged on several counts within one case! The stakes couldn’t be higher which is why enlisting help from skilled attorneys who specialize in federal drugs crime investigations, plea bargaining trials & sentencing really pays off here!

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