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East Brunswick Drug Smuggling Lawyer

Fighting Charges of Drug Smuggling in New Jersey

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 nearly two decades 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.

Accused of Drug Smuggling—Now What?

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.

an 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:

  • Work
  • Vote
  • Travel internationally
  • Do other activities
  • Own a firearm

High Intensity Drug Traffic Area Program & How it Affects Your Case

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.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Client Acquitted Assault
  • Assault Charge Dismissed Assault and Cross-Complaint for False Police Report
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed Against Client following Trial
  • All Charges Were Dismissed DWI and Careless Driving
  • DWI Charge Dismissed DWI and Reckless Driving
  • DWI And Lane Change Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure and Unsafe Lane Change
    "I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!"
    Excellent Job! I contacted a few law offices before … Finally, I chose Ryan E. Gilbert…the way he greeted me made me feel like a very important client and took consideration for any conditions I had at the time. Everything was quick and smooth! He was well informed and smart he was also helpful and kind. I would recommend him! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!
    - Michelle
    "Ryan To The Rescue"
    Ryan is a very thorough attorney. He knows the law and he keeps you well informed of all the details with your case. He will work very hard for you. I would definitely use him again for any legal matters and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent attorney.
    - Former Client
    "My case had a successful outcome."
    Ryan was compassionate, intelligent, efficient and thorough; he gave good advice, represented me in court, and was successful in winning a reduction in my property taxes. I wholeheartedly recommend him. I know he handles other types of cases as well.
    - Former Client
    "Great job protecting my future"
    Ryan was a trusted adviser throughout the course of my legal issues. I was unfamiliar with legal proceedings and Ryan was able to explain to me my legal situation, and risks associated with various defenses and decisions I had to make. He took the time to explain all the scenarios to my satisfaction which gave me piece of mind and comfort. Ryan was also very responsive through various forms of communications (phone, email, text) which made keeping in contact convenient throughout the process. Ryan showed up on time (early in fact) to various appointments and appeared to handle relationship building effectively with opposing attorneys and the prosecutor. At the end of the day, I was very satisfied with the work done by Ryan as the outcome of my legal matter was better than I had expected and kept my reputation in tact, which undoubtedly will help me pursue my future career/professional ambitions.
    - Former Client
    "Professionalism at its best"
    Mr. Gilbert has made my case easy and clear to understand without all the legal jargon. He took time to help me clearly understand my case and kept me updated with all occurrences. Also, the case had been postponed and he waited alongside and had a friendly chat at the nearby Starbucks and besides giving me a great case result, he made me feel as if I had someone by my side. Patient, honest, and soft spoken, Ryan is not someone else whom just told me what to do and I just say yes too, like previous attorneys I had. I will always suggest and use Ryan Gilbert as my attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Attentive, fast responding, professional, expert"
    Attentive, fast responding, professional and expert is how I would describe the attention and service that I received from Mr. Gilbert. He solved my matter quickly and explained in very clear terms each step and set expectation for action on all sides. I was very pleased with how my matter was resolved and would recommend Mr. Gilbert to those requiring legal services. If needed I would absolutely seek Mr. Gilbert's council again.
    - Former Client
    "An invaluable asset to anyone"
    Mr. Gilbert is an excellent attorney. His knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to anyone looking for an attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Ryan could not have been more helpful"
    I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!
    - Former Client

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