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Federal drug trafficking charges are serious. If you have been arrested for drug trafficking, it is important to act quickly and retain a skilled defense attorney. At Setra Law Firm P.C., we know what it takes to effectively defend against federal charges, and we are prepared to fight for you.

Call us at (915) 221-9115 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our federal drug trafficking defense lawyer in El Paso.

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    What Is Drug Trafficking?

    Drug trafficking, also known as drug distribution, is the illegal sale, importation, exportation, or transportation of controlled substances. This is a federal offense, meaning it is prosecuted in federal court, and it is a crime to which the federal government devotes significant resources to investigating and prosecuting.

    The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is the primary federal law that addresses drug trafficking. The law prohibits the manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with the intent to distribute controlled substances.

    Controlled substances include:

    • Cocaine
    • Crack cocaine
    • Heroin
    • Ecstasy
    • Methamphetamine
    • Fentanyl
    • Peyote
    • LSD
    • Peyote
    • Psilocybin
    • Psilocin
    • PCP
    • Marijuana
    • Hashish

    It is important to note that drug trafficking is not limited to the sale of street drugs. It is also a crime to manufacture, sell, or distribute prescription drugs without a valid prescription, as well as to traffic in certain chemicals and substances used to create controlled substances.

    What Are the Penalties for Federal Drug Trafficking?

    Drug trafficking is a serious federal crime, and as such, it is punishable by severe criminal penalties. These penalties depend on a variety of factors, including the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as whether the defendant has any prior drug trafficking convictions.

    Possible penalties for federal drug trafficking include:

    • Prison time
    • Steep fines
    • Asset and property forfeiture
    • Probation
    • Supervised release

    Many drug trafficking charges carry mandatory minimum sentences. This means that if you are convicted, you will be required to serve a certain number of years in prison. For example, if you are convicted of trafficking in 5 grams of methamphetamine, you will be required to serve at least 5 years in prison. If you are convicted of trafficking in 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, you will be required to serve at least 10 years in prison.

    Other factors that may increase the penalties for federal drug trafficking include:

    • Whether you caused serious bodily injury or death to another person as a result of your drug trafficking
    • Whether you used a firearm in connection with your drug trafficking

    How to Fight Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

    Being charged with federal drug trafficking is not the same as being convicted. You have the right to fight the charges against you, and with the help of an experienced federal drug trafficking defense lawyer, you may be able to avoid a conviction.

    Some potential defenses to federal drug trafficking charges include:

    • Unlawful search and seizure
    • Entrapment
    • Insufficient evidence
    • Violation of your Miranda rights
    • Violation of your Fourth Amendment rights
    • Violation of your Fifth Amendment rights
    • Violation of the chain of custody

    It is important to remember that every case is unique, and the best way to determine which defenses may be available to you is to consult with an experienced federal drug trafficking defense lawyer in El Paso.

    Choose Setra Law Firm P.C. for a Strong Defense

    If you have been arrested for federal drug trafficking, you need an experienced defense lawyer on your side. At Setra Law Firm P.C., we are committed to providing each and every client with the personalized, one-on-one attention they deserve. When you choose us, you can rely on us to fight for you.

    Our federal drug trafficking defense attorney in El Paso can help you navigate the federal criminal justice system every step of the way. Call us at (915) 221-9115 or contact us online today.

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