Drug possession (or intent to sell) charges of any kind can have a drastic, even permanent impact on a person’s life, however, even worse are charges of drug trafficking. If you were recently accused of trafficking drugs into the state of Oklahoma, you need to retain the services of a skilled Oklahoma City drug trafficking lawyer who can aggressively combat your charges at every turn. Contact the Jones Firm, PLLC for help today.
Few charges are more damaging than those involving drug trafficking. In the worst cases, a drug trafficking conviction can warrant life in prison. For this reason, you absolutely must hire an OKC criminal defense lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law and how to best poke holes in the prosecution’s case against you.
The first thing you should understand is that not every possession charge warrants a drug trafficking charge; you will have to have what the state considers to be a significant amount of a given drug to face these charges. For example, if you are caught with 20 grams of amphetamine, 28 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of heroin, 50 doses of LSD, or 10 grams of ecstasy, you will likely be charged with drug trafficking.
You should also note that if you’re caught with certain amounts of prescription drugs (without having a prescription yourself) you may also face drug trafficking charges. For example, 1,000 grams of morphine, 400 grams of Oxycodone, and 500 grams of Benzodiazepine can all warrant drug trafficking charges.
As you can imagine, the state of Oklahoma cracks down hard on those suspected of drug trafficking. While the actual penalties you may face will vary depending on the drug you were caught with and the amount of the drug in your possession at the time, you should note that the penalties will almost always be double the sentencing for drug distribution charges. In most cases, anyone found guilty of drug trafficking will face a minimum of between four and ten years of incarceration, but they could even face a potential life sentence. Drug trafficking charges may also warrant a potential $500,000 fine.
Rather obviously, the penalties you may face for a drug trafficking conviction can haunt you for years to come, which is why your best option is to hire a competent attorney who can fight for your rights from the start. Contact the Jones Firm, PLLC today so the Brilliant Brawler can take a look at the circumstances of your arrest and the charges you’re facing, and, from there, come up with a strong defense strategy on your behalf.