Importation/Exportation of a Controlled Substance
Defense Solutions from a Los Angeles Federal Drug Crime Lawyer
In the state of California, drug import/export laws prohibit the importing and selling of controlled substances, including marijuana (it is considered a felony, unless a person is found to have less than 28.5 grams of marijuana [cannabis], and the marijuana is for personal use). Aiding, abetting, and conspiring with anyone to sell or procure illegal drugs may lead to a conviction for drug importation/exportation.
For help defending your rights and freedom, contact our Los Angeles drug crime attorney at Shemaria Law Offices.
Penalties for Drug Import/Export Convictions
In the United States, it is a crime to import or export any prohibited controlled substance. There are three ranges of punishments in place for those found guilty of drug charges. These include:
- Mandatory minimum of 10 years to life sentence in prison;
- Mandatory minimum of 5 to 40 years sentence in prison; or
- A sentence of 0 to 20 years in prison.
The consequences of a drug charge are life-changing, so it is important to seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable drug charge defense attorney if you are being investigated for drug importation or exportation. At Shemaria Law Offices, we have extensive experience in defending clients in federal courtrooms. We work diligently to ensure your rights are protected, especially in drug-related cases.
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