Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

Federal Drug Trafficking charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors, judges and the federal government. Drug trafficking includes delivering, selling, distributing and/or transporting controlled substances and is more serious than drug possession. However, you could be charged with trafficking if you are in possession of drugs if police believe you intended to sell those drugs. If you are found with large amounts of drugs or cash, that could lead the police to believe you intended to sell the drugs.

The federal government has separated drugs into five categories, known as schedules. The sentence associated with a drug conviction largely depends on the schedule of drug. Some examples are: marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance, cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance and steroids are a Schedule III controlled substance. The consequences associated with drug trafficking conviction can include: lengthy prison sentence, fines, criminal record that may affect your employment, loss of financial aid for college and immigration issues. A conviction could affect your life long-term so it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Our focus is on our clients and their goals. We will guide you to make decisions based on your goals. Our top goal is always to have the assault charges dismissed. However, we understand your priorities may be avoiding jail time, avoiding a fine or avoiding a conviction on your criminal record. We will navigate negotiating any agreements based on your priorities. As a client of any of our Washington Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorneys, you can expect to be fully involved in your case and to fully understand everything that happens. Here at Hester Law Group, we have a client-centered approach and are committed to always focusing our case strategy around our clients.

In defending your drug trafficking criminal case in federal court in Washington, we will explain the process and what you can expect as well as answer any questions you have. We know this may be your first experience in federal court, and we want to ensure you fully understand everything that happens. No question is too small. We also understand that this can be overwhelming and are happy to explain things in multiple ways to ensure you truly understand everything about your case and have all of your questions answered. Communication is extremely important to us and a priority for all of our Washington Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorneys.  We need to ensure you fully understand your case to be able to make decisions about strategy, negotiations and other aspects of your case.

All of our Washington Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorneys are also available to handle appeals of drug trafficking criminal convictions to the 9th Circuit and Supreme Court of the United States, if necessary. We petition, write and argue appeals, personal restrain petitions and writs of habeas corpus in both state and federal court. Similarly, we will explain this process and ensure you fully understand what is happening. We have successfully obtained numerous reversals of criminal convictions for clients who were wrongfully accused or victims of prosecutorial misconduct or ineffective assistance of counsel. We believe in our clients and will continue to fight for justice for you through the appellate phase.

At Hester Law Group, our Washington Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense Attorneys provide the customer service of a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm. We put our clients first and will put all of our experience, knowledge and skills to fight for you.

We know this process can feel intimidating and overwhelming, and we know you want to make sure you have the right attorney on your side. Because of this, we offer free consultations. Contact us today to ensure you have the best criminal defense attorneys by your side.