Drug smuggling and trafficking is an increasing problem in the United States, and New Jersey has been found to be a gateway to many drugs. It is a crime on the radar of state and federal law enforcement officials and once arrested, the authorities will aggressively prosecute those charged. It has been estimated that Mexico would suffer a 60% decrease in its economy if the drug trade was halted.
Addressing drug smuggling charges requires an East Brunswick and Freehold drug crime attorney who is determined and uncompromising when defending your reputation and freedom. Contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC with the details of your charges as soon as possible after your arrest. We have over a decade of experience defending those charged with drug distribution and other drug related crimes. Our formidable legal team will be on your side, tirelessly preparing your case.
Drug smuggling involves the illegal import or export of drugs as distinct from the selling aspect of drug trafficking, drug possession or drug manufacture. If you are charged with drug smuggling, it is certain that there will be other drug crime charges added to the smuggling charge. If you are convicted, you could serve between 2 and 10 years at a federal prison.
A East Brunswick drug crime lawyer with extensive experience with drug trafficking and smuggling is critical to separate the types of charges to avoid a blanket of convictions being permanently attached to your reputation.
Felony convictions will follow you throughout your life, hindering your ability to:
New Jersey is part of the High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) program established by the Department of Justice. Newark airport has been identified as a hub for drug trafficking and smuggling activity. Between 2005 and 2011, there were over 1100 arrests at Newark International Airport and JFK Airport for smuggling drugs; the HIDTA status of this area makes law enforcement very aggressive when going after this type of illegal drug activity.
We offer a free initial case evaluation at our convenient locations in East Brunswick and Freehold to give us the facts needed to form a defense and work out the best possible outcome for your particular case. We pride ourselves in helping those facing a tsunami of legal problems created by being charged with drug offenses.
Contact our firm at (866) 760-6430 to set up an initial consultation.