Skilled Los Angeles International Drug Trafficking Lawyers
Fight Your Charges with Litigators from Okabe & Haushalter
If you have been accused of importing or exporting controlled substances
in or out of the US, then you have been charged with federal drug trafficking.
Much like state drug trafficking laws, these statutes are complex, but
provide serious penalties for anyone who is found guilty. These individuals,
no matter what their country of origin is, are suspected of being operatives
of an international narcotics economy and a serious threat to society.
That is why it is essential that the accused retain aggressive and incisive
defense to counter these allegations. At
Okabe & Haushalter, we are all too familiar with how fervently these cases are pursued by
federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. Our team of skilled
Los Angeles international drug trafficking attorneys knows what details
to examine in their case against our clients and how to exploit any shortcoming
in their work on our clients' behalf.
Start exploring your defense options as soon as possible by calling our firm at
Elements of a Drug Trafficking Charge
The first thing most individuals who are accused of a crime want to know
is how serious their charges are. In federal drug trafficking cases, there
is no one answer to this question-- federal drug statutes are highly conditional,
granular, and depend on many circumstances of the case.
Key elements to consider in a drug trafficking charge include:
- The type of substance found (or "schedule" of the substance)
- The amount of substance found
- The criminal history of the accused
- The country of origin of the accused (and their status)
- Any aggravating factors, such as the presence of firearms
While these factors will determine your specific drug trafficking charge,
drug trafficking is always considered a serious felony. For more information
on what specific penalties you could be facing, contact us today.
If you are a foreign national of another country who has been charged by
the US government with international drug trafficking, there is a chance
that you will be extradited back to the US for arrest and trial. If these
are your circumstances, Okabe & Haushalter can assist you by serving
as local counsel-- both to help fight extradition or, if necessary, mounting
a powerful defense on your behalf if you have already been extradited.
Whatever your international drug trafficking case entails, our dedicated
legal team is ready to hear from you. Request a
free case evaluation today.