If you have been accused of drug trafficking in Albuquerque, you need experienced criminal defense attorney Erlinda Ocampo Johnson to defend you from the possible severe penalties and to make sure your rights are respected.
NM Drug Trafficking Laws and Penalties
Under the law, drug trafficking is a blanket name for the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sale of illegal drugs. The movement of drugs can be in-state, between state lines or across international borders.
Drug trafficking can be prosecuted under either state or federal law. Drug trafficking becomes a federal offense when a case is investigated by a federal law enforcement agency, the alleged crime is committed in multiple states, or the offense involves quantities of drugs which meet federal thresholds.
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Under New Mexico state drug law, trafficking is a 2nd degree felony and you could spend up to 9 years in prison if convicted. Penalties for a federal conviction can range anywhere from 5 to 40 years if over a certain amount of substance, and 0-20 if under that amount. Individuals who are not naturalized citizens could face deportation if found guilty of drug trafficking.
Defense from an Experienced Criminal Attorney in Albuquerque
Because of the seriousness of drug trafficking charges and penalties, you need defense from an aggressive and fearless drug crime defense attorney. Ms. Johnson has years of experience on both sides of the state and federal courtrooms on which to draw upon to create a skilled and thorough case on your behalf.
To make your case even stronger, Ms. Johnson consults with a professional from HR Legal Consultants, usually a former federal narcotics law enforcement agent. The consultation, built into your fee, will provide expert counsel on your case.
If you have been charged with drug trafficking, contact the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, LLC as soon as possible to consult with an experienced Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer.