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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:

  • Racketeering
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Weapons

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.

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 my law firm, 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.

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  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

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