Drug charges, no matter their severity, are not something that should be taken lightly. However, some tend to yield more severe consequences than others. There are three different common drug charges: drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell, and drug trafficking. While drug trafficking may tend to be the most severe of the three charges, all is not lost if you have this type of charge.
No matter your circumstances with a drug trafficking charge, you need to work with an attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you through this process. With this kind of legal aid, you open up the possibility of decreasing the consequences of this charge, making the outcome much less severe. Drug trafficking charges can result in a wide range of consequences, ranging from just a fine to significant jail time.
At Pak & McRae Law, LLC, we work every day to defend people who have been charged with these types of crimes. We know the ins-and-outs of Georgia drug laws, and we can use our knowledge to set up a defense agenda in order to reduce your charges and consequences as much as possible. However, this first thing that must be done is a consultation on your case. Call us today to get started; we want to help defend you.
What constitutes a drug trafficking charge?
While possession with the intent to sell covers the planning stage, drug trafficking covers the distribution stage of the process. This can include selling, transportation, and illegal trading of drugs. Drugs are classified as illegal controlled substances and can include things such as marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine. Just possessing these types of drugs does not constitute a trafficking case, but instead just a possession case. It becomes drug trafficking when you begin to distribute.
Drug distribution and trafficking must be proven by the prosecutor in order for the defense to be charged. This can be proven in a variety of different ways. If the defense was found in the act of selling, with a large amount of cash, or if the use of technology can point to a history of distribution, trafficking charges may be easy to prove. Even if this “evidence” is not as blatant, the prosecutor will still have to find some type of information to present.
Whether you have been caught distributing or you believe that you are being wrongfully accused, no charges can be filed without proof. This will be the basis of the case. To best set yourself up to combat this proof, you should work with an experienced drug trafficking attorney. Having this type of experience on your side can help you feel more confident walking into this drug trafficking case.
At Pak & McRae Law, LLC, we understand that everybody makes mistakes. Whether you believe that you have made a mistake or not, we can help you through this difficult criminal defense process. This is not something that you should try to take on by yourself. Contact us today to get started.