ANCHORAGE DRUG TRAFFICKING DEFENSE LAWYERS
Drug trafficking involves the distribution or trafficking of unlawful controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs. While sentences for drug trafficking typically generate 3-5 years in prison, a sentence can be extended depending on a number of factors. Additionally, if you have been found with a substantial amount of cash or in possession of expensive assets while in possession of drugs, you could be charged with drug distribution.
As drug trafficking contains a component of drug possession, if you have been found in possession of drugs, you could be charged with trafficking drugs, depending on the amount of drugs found. However, as drug trafficking is a much more serious offence than the possession of drugs, it is important to understand the distinction.
The statute that governs drug offences is the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The CSA makes it illegal to manufacture, import, possess, use, distribute, import, and export certain drugs. Illegal drugs include methamphetamines, cocaine, LSD, crystal meth, heroin, ecstasy, and “club” drugs. The sentence and/or penalty you receive if you have been convicted of drug trafficking will depend on the type of drug involved.
Under Alaska’s Drug Law, Section 11.71.010, et seq, trafficking of cocaine could lead anywhere from 5 to 99 years in prison. Additionally, selling cocaine to a minor, under these laws could lead to a virtual life sentence (up to 99 years if convicted).
If you are facing drug distribution or drug trafficking charges, it is likely that you have been under FBI or police surveillance for a significant amount of time. As the Office of National Drug Control Policy has provided additional funding to Alaska in order to combat drug trafficking, the consequences of trafficking have garnered some of the stiffest penalties. With all of this manpower aligned against you, it is crucial that you have a tenacious defender on your side.
At the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, we understand the serious consequences you face upon conviction of drug trafficking charges. Your penalties can include jail time, fines, community service, property forfeiture and probation. We will carefully examine your charge and all the evidence that law enforcement has compiled. It is not uncommon for the police to make mistakes or collect evidence in a manner that constitutes an illegal search and seizure. It is our job to uncover these errors while building a strong case for your defense. Count on us to fight aggressively on your behalf through all stages of the legal process.
Alaska Drug Distribution Defense Attorney
Whether your charges involve drug distribution, manufacture, cultivation or possession, a skilled defense lawyer can provide valuable insight into your case and the legal process. Drug trafficking is similar to distribution, with the inclusion of complex systems of shipping, manufacturing and warehousing. We will work with the prosecutor’s office to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. If a deal cannot be reached through negotiation, we are fully confident in our ability to effectively defend you in court.
Contact A Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney Today
Trafficking drugs can lead to some of the highest sentences in the criminal justice system. If you are facing a drug trafficking charge, you need the relevant expertise in order to provide a full answer and defense to your case. To arrange a private meeting with our Anchorage drug trafficking defense attorneys at The Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, contact our office by email or call us toll free at (907) 276-8008. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.