Arrest for Federal Drug Trafficking in NYC or NY?
Penalties for federal drug trafficking can be extremely severe, whether in New York or elsewhere. Don’t think that just because it’s your first offense you will easily walk away, especially without expert legal counsel.
If you’re caught trafficking 500-4999 grams of cocaine and it’s your first offense, you could face a minimum of 5 years and up to 40 years in prison. If death or serious bodily injury is involved, you could spend a minimum of 20 years in prison. Additionally, if you’re working alone, you might be fined up to $5 million.
Drug trafficking 50 grams or more of pure meth will send you to prison for at least 20 years and up to life. If death or bodily injury takes place during your second offense, you’ll possibly go to prison for life. An individual could also be fined up to $20 million.
Marijuana seems to be popular among drug traffickers and many believe it’s not as serious a crime. However, if you’re caught trafficking 1000 or more marijuana plants and it’s only your first offense, it can cost you up to 10 years in prison and a $10 million fine.
As you can see, federal drug trafficking charges are serious and can cost you a substantial portion of your life. Don’t wait to contact Lisa Pelosi if you’ve been charged with any federal drug trafficking crime. Let Lisa deal with law enforcement on your behalf, using her legal expertise to get you the best outcome possible. Call Lisa Pelosi today.