Drugs Over State Lines
Crossing the Utah state line with an illegal drug is considered trafficking or smuggling. Penalties are both severe and mandatory. When facing any type of criminal charges, you need a Salt Lake City drug crimes attorney to level the playing field you face against prosecutors and police officers.
At Catherine Cleveland, P.C., I counter the power of law enforcement agencies with a powerful and fact-based Salt Lake City drug crime defense. If you are interested in finding out how I can help you, please contact my law office online to schedule a free consultation.
Understanding Your Charges: Trafficking Drugs Over State Lines
The stakes are high when drug distribution is alleged. It is crucial to have an experienced Salt Lake City drug crimes lawyer on your side to protect your rights. The laws are complex and various factors can increase already serious penalties, including:
- Type and quantity of drug
- State or federal charges
- Crossing state lines or national borders
- Minors being sold the drugs
Many cases often involve the police, adding criminal charges. They will take whatever action they can to increase the penalties and provide an opportunity to seize assets. Those additional charges often involve:
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
Salt Lake City Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Futures and careers are at stake following a charge of drug distribution involving marijuana, cocaine, meth, LSD, heroin or prescription drugs (Xanax, Vicodin or OxyContin). Clients come to me in a highly emotional state. Many have been falsely charged or faced excessive intimidation by the police. My job is to take the stress off of them by handling all aspects of their cases and stay in constant contact with them.
In building numerous defenses for drug-related crimes, addiction is often an issue that arises. In those cases, I am proactive in communicating that information to the court to address the problem and find a resolution outside of jail time.
Criminal defense is all I do
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.