Riverside Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug trafficking is a felony in the state of California and includes transporting and the sale of controlled substances; you can also face trafficking charges if you helped someone else sell drugs or transport them. Such charges are aggressively prosecuted and carry with them harsh penalties, including prison terms and other devastating consequences. If you are under suspicion or have been charged with trafficking, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal counsel immediately. Contact a Riverside drug crime attorney at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich at your first opportunity. We are eager to meet with you to determine if we can stand by your side and help protect your constitutional rights.

Drug Trafficking Defense Penalties

According to California law, depending on the specifics of your case you could be facing a "base" sentence of 6-9 years for drug trafficking, excluding enhancements. Such add-ons can greatly increase the penalties and may include:

  • The involvement of minors
  • Prior convictions
  • Drug convictions
  • Violence and firearms use during the offense

There are numerous strategies that we can and have successfully used in building a compelling defense on the behalf of clients, including trafficking, distribution and possession for sale cases. First of all, law enforcement personnel must follow complex procedures in order to arrest and sometimes they make errors. Knowing this, we always check to see whether they violate d any of your rights during the arrest and during evidence seizure. You can be assured that we will challenge the prosecution to prove each and every part of the charges against you, such as:

  • Whether the drugs were yours
  • If you were knowingly involved in the trafficking aspect
  • Search and seizure violations under the 4th Amendment

If the drugs were seized improperly or a search was done without probable cause, we may be able to get the charges dropped altogether. With our proven track record of success in drug cases, if retained we can help you hold your own against the government.

Contact a Riverside drug crime lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich to learn more about how our criminal defense team may be able to help you through this regrettable experience.