Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug trafficking, in general, means the sale and distribution of illegal drugs. Illicit drugs go hand in hand with illegally obtained money, billions of dollars worth. Between 2005 and March 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) took $17.7 billion in revenue from drug trafficking organizations.

Drug trafficking is big business leading to big-time crime in the United States. To fight this threat, the federal government has established an agency, the DEA, whose primary mission among other goals is "identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations and those who facilitate them."

The DEA has an annual budget of $2.02 billion for fiscal year 2011. Working in 226 offices which are organized into 21 divisions are almost 10,000 men and women, including special agents, diversion investigators, intelligence research specialists and chemists.

Experienced Legal Representation

If you've been charged with drug trafficking, you face a well-organized force of substantial manpower nationwide. You need an experienced and highly skilled drug trafficking lawyer to defend your case.

Mr. Dudley has successfully defended against serious drug prosecutions across the country. For nearly 30 years he has represented men and women from around the country, getting their charges dismissed or their penalties reduced. He has helped nonviolent first-offenders receive lesser charges and has gotten them into rehabilitation programs.

Mr. Dudley has defended against prosecutions involving large quantities of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, PCP, LSD and ecstasy. If you or someone you love is involved in a serious drug trafficking case, Mr. Dudley has the experience and skill you need.

Drug Trafficking Charges

A drug trafficking offense is defined under federal sentencing guidelines as an "offense under federal, state, or local law that prohibits the:

  • Manufacture
  • Import
  • Export
  • Distribution
  • Dispensing

of a controlled substance (or counterfeit substance) or the possession of a controlled substance (or a counterfeit substance)" with the intent to do the above.

The penalties for being convicted in a federal court of a drug trafficking crime depend upon the amount of the drug being sold, if anyone was killed during the trafficking event, and the accused's prior criminal history. If you are convicted you may be denied federal benefits as well as be required to give up personal property and real estate.

Choosing the right drug trafficking defense attorney to defend your case is crucial. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Dudley, call 1-800-941-5986 today.