Drug trafficking is a constantly growing concern in the United States. Every year, the local and federal governments crack down even harder on all drug crimes, one of which is trafficking. In general, the term "trafficking" refers to the transportation and sale of illegal substances. Trafficking in drugs can be committed on a local level, or it can be a federal offense. For example, if an individual traffics drugs across county lines within the state, the offense will likely be handled by local courts. If they traffic the drugs across the national border, however, the federal government will likely handle the issue.
In the state of Oregon, ORS Chapter 475 provides extensive laws against delivery of specific controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Distribution of such drugs can result in a felony conviction and land a person in state prison for 5-20 years. Drug trafficking is also illegal under federal trafficking laws and can result in a federal prison sentence of 10 years to life, depending on the amount of drugs in question and whether or not injury was caused during the commission of the offense. Get immediate legal counsel and representation if you're facing charges on the state or federal level.
If you have been charged with trafficking drugs, call the offices of Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC. You may have a defense for your case and I can investigate your charges to prove that you do not deserve the harsh penalties of a drug crime conviction. Contact my firm today to discuss your case through a free initial consultation. As an experienced trial attorney, I can aggressively fight your charges in court and obtain the dismissal or reduction of charges that you need.