Drug Trafficking in California
Let Our Bakersfield Criminal Defense Attorney Protect Your Rights & Freedom
In California and other states throughout our country,
drug crimes are associated with severe consequences. But as a felony charge –
as well as a federal offense – trafficking is considered one of
the most serious criminal offenses a person can face.
If you were arrested for or accused of drug trafficking, our Bakersfield
criminal defense attorneys at
Campbell Whitten are committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
We provide aggressive and personalized defense for our clients facing
a variety of drug crime charges.
California & Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties
According to California’s trafficking law, a person is prohibited
from unlawfully manufacturing, selling, transporting, importing/exporting,
or otherwise distributing controlled substances (e.g. cocaine, methamphetamine,
A person can be charged with trafficking if law enforcement discovered
a large amount of drugs or cash at the time of arrest. State penalties
for drug trafficking include a prison sentence of three, four, or five
years and a fine of up to $20,000.
On the other hand, federal authorities are likely to get involved in a
drug trafficking investigation under the following circumstances:
- The person is suspected of trafficking an unusually large amount of a controlled substance
- The person is suspected of illegal drug distribution across state or national borders
- The person is suspected of drug dealing in what is considered a “High
Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” (HIDTA)
If the weight of the drugs involved totaled to at least 50 grams or at
least 500 grams, an offender faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison
to a maximum life sentence, as well as $10 million fine.
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With penalties this serious, having an experienced and skilled lawyer on
your side can make a significant difference. Our Bakersfield criminal
defense attorneys can investigate your arrest, gather and examine the
evidence, and develop an effective defense strategy for your case. Let
us help you either get your case dismissed entirely or your charges reduced.
Contact us and request a free consultation immediately.