New Jersey Drug Trafficking Attorney
Charges of drug trafficking imply that an individual was in the possession of a large amount of an illegal substance, and that he or she had the intent to distribute that substance. Facing charges of drug trafficking in Freehold, NJ, can be daunting, and the process of fighting these charges can sometimes seem overwhelming. It is important to fully understand the charges you face, and also the potential consequences of a conviction.
The experienced New Jersey drug crime defense lawyers at Law Office of Jason A. Volet in Freehold, are dedicated to making this tough process more manageable for our clients. If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you need experienced representation, and we are here to help.
Drug Trafficking in the US
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) works to stop the over $60 billion that Americans spend on illegal drugs each year, especially in light of the recent increase in drug trafficking and gang violence at the United States / Mexico border. As such, drug trafficking cases are prosecuted aggressively and often come with harsh punishments.
Charges of Drug Trafficking
Sentencing for a conviction of drug trafficking varies based on the drug the defendant was charged with trafficking, and often ranges from a minimum of 1 year in jail to over 20 years in prison and huge fines. Drug trafficking lawsuits most commonly involve:
- Methamphetamine (Meth)
Marijuana and heroin are classified as Schedule I drugs, while Cocaine and Methamphetamine are Schedule II drugs. If an individual is convicted of trafficking any Schedule I or II drugs, the penalties almost always include mandatory jail time and fines.