Skilled Los Angeles International Drug Trafficking Lawyer
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 818-722-3452 today.
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.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.