Interstate Drug TraffickingInterstate drug trafficking is the illegal import of unlawful controlled substances-- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs-- via the interstate system. Interstates have always been key for the crime of drug trafficking, as criminals play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with police force. What is dangerous for interstate pusher is the many reasons they can be pulled over: minor traffic violations, including speeding, driving too slow, driving with a crack in the windshield, or a taillight out. Police has also been known for using illegal tactics like racial and from state profiling, making interstate drug trafficking even more perilous.
Read more: Trafficking in NebraskaOnce a peace enforcement officer has you pulled over, if the vehicle appears to be tampered with (the alteration of panels, screws, or interior parts) for smuggling considerations, they will usually ask for a better view of the car. If you don't know your rights and concede, then a drug bust may be underway and before you know it another police partner performs site with a drug-sniffing dog. Actually, you deserve to privacy and refuse consent, and anyone stopped under these pretenses should simply provide their driver's license and registration information. You do not have to answer their questions if you don't want to. Interstate Drug Trafficking PenaltiesInterstate drug trafficking penalties following a conviction for a felony state or federal drug trafficking charge will likely trigger very harsh ramifications, like a hefty fine or a mandatory prison sentence. If you are in possession of even a trace amount of drugs including ecstasy, cocaine, or methamphetamine, you could face a prison sentence of as high as 5 years and a fine of $10,000. A larger quantity and prior convictions can carry as much as 5 Decade or a life sentence and fines reaching $25,000. If prosecutors can prove you intended to distribute a controlled substance, your penalties could be even worse.
See more: Nebraska Drug Crimes - Probable Cause? | 402-807-2900 Interstate Drug Trafficking DefenseInterstate drug trafficking defense attorney can challenge the issuance and execution of summons to fight unfairly gathered evidence and can contest illegal search warrants and expose police mistakes made during the process. When the evidence is mounted against you, lawyers can explore sentencing options and potentially reach an agreement with the prosecution. In federal drug trafficking cases, where sentences are even more intense, there may be the option to explore a chemical abuse program for the defendant in order to set aside conviction and sentencing.