Orange County Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Experienced Defense Attorney in Anaheim, CA

Just as the cultivation, manufacture and possession of controlled substances are illegal under the California Health and Safety Code, the same laws prohibit the transportation and import of the same. Trafficking is generally defined as the transportation of any amount of drugs across county or state lines, or across the national border. Criminal cases involving smaller amounts of trafficked drugs are usually handled by state courts; however, if a person is arrested for trafficking larger amounts of controlled substances, they could face federal charges. Thus it is crucial that you contact an Anaheim drug attorney at The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs for aggressive legal advocacy.

What sentence will I get for trafficking drugs?

For state offenses, drug trafficking is punishable under Cal. Health & Saf. Code § 11352. The penalty for basic trafficking is a prison sentence of three, four, or five years, except for marijuana, which is punishable by two, three, or four years in prison under §11360. The penalties for trafficking increase in when the drugs are being trafficked for sale across noncontiguous county lines, which incur a penalty of three, six, or nine years in prison.

Federal Drug Trafficking Offenses

Drug trafficking is usually handled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when the trafficking occurs over state lines, or across the United States border. It can also be a federal offense to traffic larger amounts of illegal drugs, such as more than 500 grams of cocaine, 100 grams of heroin, or just 5 grams of methamphetamines. Federal drug crimes can land you in prison for as much as a life sentence, and fines can be millions of dollars for extreme cases.

Find a Drug Trafficking Attorney in Orange County

Charges of drug trafficking are some of the worst drug crime charges a person can face. Make sure your defense is excellent and experienced by contacting an Anaheim drug crime lawyer from The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs. Having practiced no other area of law except criminal defense for 29 years, I have a detailed understanding of California laws and defense strategies that few firms can offer. I also provide personalized attention and service for each of my clients and handle each case myself. Contact my offices right away to review your case with me for free and learn what could be done to defend you from the harsh penalties of a false drug trafficking conviction.