Marijuana Drug Trafficking Lawyer
Marijuana is one of the most common illegal drugs out there. As a result, it’s not surprising that one of the most common types of drug trafficking which individuals get charged with is marijuana drug trafficking. Being accused of trafficking marijuana is very serious. The punishments for trafficking marijuana vary depending on the amount of marijuana one is being accused of handling. As the amount increases, so do the severity of the punishments.
Marijuana Trafficking Laws in the U.S.
Marijuana trafficking is a felony. This makes it a very serious crime. Throughout the United States, felonies are generally considered the most serious types of offenses. The penalties for trafficking marijuana are as follows: if you are found guilty of trafficking less than 50 pounds of marijuana, or between 1 and 49 marijuana plants, the punishment for a first time offender is up to 5 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for an individual, or up to a $1 million fine for more than one person. For second time offenders, the punishment is up to 10 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine for individuals, or up to a $2 million fine for more than one person.
Higher quantities of marijuana trafficking carry much harsher penalties. Individuals who are found guilty of trafficking between 100 – 999 pounds of marijuana or between 100 to 999 marijuana plants face the following penalties: first time offenders can face up to 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine. Second time offenders have no limit to how many years in prison they may be sentenced to and face a fine of up to $8 million.
Defenses for Marijuana Drug Trafficking Charges
Clearly, marijuana drug trafficking charges are very serious. If you are being charged with the distribution/trafficking of marijuana, you may want to find a federal marijuana trafficking lawyer right away. A marijuana trafficking attorney can help you come up with defenses to drug trafficking charges and can help you fight in court.
Attorney David M. Dudley is an experienced federal marijuana trafficking attorney who has handled many federal drug trafficking cases in the past. If you or a loved one is involved in a marijuana trafficking case, you will need a qualified and highly skilled drug-trafficking lawyer. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and seven federal circuit courts of appeal, and has also been admitted to practice in 44 federal district courts. Contact Mr. Dudley for a thorough evaluation of your case at 800-805-6167.