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NJ Drug Smuggling Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | May 23, 2023

Uncovering the Dangerous World of Drug Smuggling

The dark and clandestine world of drug smuggling is a significant problem to societies worldwide. With a variety of illegal substances like marijuana, methamphetamine, MDMA, heroin, and cocaine circulated through inter-state, inter-region, and inter-country means, drug smuggling not only devastates communities but puts the lives and futures of those engaged at risk. The penalties for drug smuggling are astoundingly harsh, with even more severe punishments if children or weapons are involved in the crime.

Drug Smuggling – A Synonymous Act to Drug Trafficking

It is crucial to understand that drug smuggling and drug trafficking are, indeed, the same act. These terms are frequently interchanged in conversations and legal contexts. Drug smuggling, or trafficking, can involve the purchase, delivery, importation, transfer, and transport of illegal drugs. This illicit act occurs when vast amounts of drugs are moved from one place to another, even crossing international borders.

Examples of drug smuggling:

  • Giving drugs to another person
  • Advertising drug sales
  • Mailing drugs
  • Coordinating drug trafficking

The Devastating Penalties for Drug Trafficking

The penalties for drug trafficking are incredibly severe, varying based on the type of drug involved and the specific offense committed. For example, when trafficking marijuana, an individual can anticipate spending a soul-crushing three to 15 years in prison, inclusive of a staggering $200,000 fine. Trafficking heroin, on the other hand, can lead to an agonizing 10 to 25 years in prison and an astonishing $500,000 fine.

New Jersey has state-specific laws regarding drug trafficking, but the federal government also has the power to prosecute offenders. It is essential to acknowledge that federal prosecution often results in even stricter punishments than state-level convictions.

Rights at Threat Due to Drug Smuggling Convictions

Insidious consequences of a drug smuggling conviction go beyond jail time and financial fines. A convict also faces losing the following rights:

  • Rights to federal and state benefits
  • Assets connected to drug trafficking
  • Rights to citizenship when pursuing naturalization

When facing drug smuggling charges, individuals need an aggressive and comprehensive defense to protect their freedoms and rights. Some defenses that can be used in drug smuggling cases include:

  • Motion to Suppress: Arguing that police officers lacked probable cause to search vehicles or homes, potentially invalidating the collected evidence
  • Lack of Knowledge: Prosecutors must prove that the accused knew about the drugs in their possession
  • Not for Human Consumption: If one has a legitimate reason for possessing the drugs (such as for medicinal purposes), they can avoid a conviction.
  • Affirmative Defense of Entrapment: Claiming entrapment by law enforcement or government officials who coerced the individual into criminal activities
  • Mitigation: Negate or lessen one’s role in the crime if they were manipulated by drug traffickers

Seek the Help of a New Jersey Drug Smuggling Attorney

Lastly, being charged with drug smuggling is a catastrophic and distressing experience for defendants and their families. Punishments can be significantly detrimental, with long-lasting prison sentences, harsh fines, and a loss of rights. Engaging a determined and experienced attorney can increase the likelihood of a better outcome for the accused.

Prosecutors are notorious for ensuring the harshest punishments possible for those convicted of drug trafficking. However, a talented attorney can skillfully craft a solid defense, providing invaluable legal advice and support to those facing these dangerous charges. Don’t leave your future and rights to chance; seek the help of a New Jersey drug smuggling attorney as soon as possible to protect your life and loved ones.

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