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Drug trafficking refers to the criminal act of importing illegal drugs or narcotics across state lines or international borders. Because of Los Angeles’ close proximity to Mexico and international waters, it’s a hot spot for illegal drug cartels from all over the world, especially Mexico.
In an effort to combat the amount of drug trafficking that takes place in Southern California, both the state and federal governments enlist their top agencies to investigate this crime. Only after law enforcement has spent ample time building their case and collecting evidence will they place you under arrest and file drug trafficking charges against you.
If you’ve been arrested for drug trafficking, you need to speak with an experienced Los Angeles drug defense lawyer right away. Not only do the police and prosecution likely have solid and convincing evidence to use against you, but they will also come after you aggressively in court, seeking the toughest penalties possible under the law.
You need an attorney who can stand up to the prosecution and provide you with the skilled defense needed to fight these types of charges. Without the defense of a trained Los Angeles drug trafficking attorney, you may find yourself quickly convicted of the charges and sentenced to years in state or federal prison, hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, probation, and much more.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we have been defending people against serious drug charges in Los Angeles for years, and know what it takes to effectively defend someone against felony drug trafficking charges. The prosecution isn’t going to care about what types of drugs you brought into California or how many. All they care about is that you are punished for your actions and sent to prison.
Do not underestimate the prosecution. Let us help you fight your charges by putting our knowledge and experience to test. We are committed to protecting your rights and helping you resolve your case in the best possible outcome.
For more information about our defense services, please contact a Los Angeles drug defense lawyer at our firm.