Drug trafficking is a serious offence. You can be charged with trafficking even if you did not have any drugs with you at the time. Trafficking by offer or “holding out” means that you can get charged and sentenced as a drug trafficker without even selling, or possessing, real drugs.
These charges often involve multiple search warrants, wiretaps, and surveillance of your activities by police officers. It is important to have a lawyer that understands what the police are allowed to do in these situations and how best to defend you if they overstep their authority.
We have successfully defended people charged with trafficking a variety of drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, MDMA, marijuana and others. Even if the evidence is overwhelming, we can work to minimize the impact that this charge will have on your work, and your freedom.
It is important to get a lawyer involved in these offences from the very beginning. During the first bail hearing, even before all the evidence is in, serious restrictions can be placed on the accused person’s liberty by a judge. It is important to have a lawyer to help negotiate the conditions to allow the accused person to continue their life in as normal manner as possible while waiting for trial.