When Does Selling Become Trafficking?
You do not have to be a drug kingpin and have a huge cache of illegal drugs to be charged with trafficking. It merely means that the drug trade you are involved in is not strictly local. When illegal drugs cross state lines, selling becomes trafficking.
In the Twin Cities, with the Wisconsin state line just a few miles away, many drug charges are jacked up to trafficking.
Drug trafficking is a federal crime. If the feds can show you worked in even the slightest way with another party, conspiracy charges may be added to trafficking, deepening the amount of trouble you are in. In addition to conspiracy, you may find yourself facing RICO charges, money laundering charges and asset forfeiture.
An Aggressive, Intelligent Defense
At Rivers Law Firm, P.A., we defend people charged with trafficking, transportation, conspiracy and other federal drug crimes. (We also take cases at the state level.) We can step in at any stage of your defense, from the investigative stage all the way through to sentencing.
We work trafficking cases involving every kind of illegal drug: marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine and illegal prescription drugs like oxycodone.
Drug crime defense lawyer Bruce Rivers is board certified in criminal defense by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and as a criminal trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.