You can be charged with trafficking if you have a large quantity of drugs, even if did not intend to sell them and no trafficking activity took place. There are a number of circumstances that can lead to this charge including whether you had paraphernalia (such as scales), multiple cell phone, as well as the manner in which the drugs are packaged.
Charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking can carry with it extremely serious penalties including long periods of incarceration. Drug trafficking law is a complex and changing area of law and many of these cases go all the way though the trial process.
These charges often involve multiple search warrants 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.