Drug trafficking is a crime that gets committed worldwide by many different people. Drug trafficking is defined as the selling, transporting, or illegally importing of unlawful controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and other illegal drugs. Drug trafficking also applies to the illegal selling of or transportation of prescription drugs, which has become an increasing problem in recent years worldwide. There are low level street drug dealers and then there are highest up in large drug cartels. It is a serious crime and the punishment is greater than drug possession charges. Trafficking drugs is more severe of a punishment due to the fact that people are moving dangerous drugs around the country that more people are becoming addicted to. Crime increases also due to the fact that people are always looking for a way to make a quick buck or they are jealous of what someone else has that they want. What is the quickest way to make their stuff yours nowadays? Rob a drug dealer and take over possession of their drugs and lifestyle. This may seem like an effective way to make money, but it is not! Drug trafficking is dangerous and can lead to more serious offenses.
Many states separate their charges when it comes to possession, sale, intent to sell and drug trafficking. The state of Connecticut is not like that. The state of Connecticut combines all of those charges along with manufacturing of drugs, distribution of drugs, sale of drugs, possession and sale of prescription drugs and dispensing of drugs into a single charge with set penalties and punishments. It does not matter if you sell, move, or make the drugs. They all carry the same consequences. Trafficking is a separate charge that is used when substantial amounts of drugs are possessed or moved. If the drugs are transported across the state border, federal charges are brought against the defendants along with state charges. If the amount of drugs is large enough, the federal government might take over the case and federal charges will be filed.
Punishments for drug trafficking charges are based on the type of drug involved, how much of the drug was found, is the offender dependent on those drugs and does the offender have previous drug related arrests. If the judge finds that you are guilty of selling drugs, you could face up to fifteen (15) years in jail and fines that could reach as high as $50,000. If you are not dependent on the drugs, your sentence could go up to twenty (20) years in jail or even life in prison. Mandatory sentences for drug trafficking start at five (5) years in jail. The substances or drugs you could get arrested for are heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD, hydrocodone, oxycodone and more. Trafficking of some of these drugs will get you up to seven (7) years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines. If you are a repeat offender, you could go to jail for up to fifteen (15) years and pay fines of up to $100,000. If you have been arrested with trafficking marijuana, you could face three (3) to ten (10) years in prison and over $100,000 in fines. If you have been arrested for trafficking heroin, you could face up to twenty-five (25) years in prison and over $500,000 in fines. An enhancement that could add on more jail time and money is if you are arrested in a school zone. As you can see, these charges are serious and become expensive. If you have been arrested for drug trafficking and the judge gave you a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds today at (860) 982-4661. We can process the bail bond immediately upon receipt of the minimal amount required by the state and get you back home to your family. We do not judge anyone that has been arrested. We will remain professional and courteous throughout the entire process.
If the judge has decided to release you on a conditional release, you must follow all of the conditions he set. If you follow all of the conditions, you will avoid the maximum jail time allotted for this crime. If, however, you violate any one of the conditions, you will be arrested again and put in jail. This time it will be for the maximum amount of time.
Drug trafficking charges require you to have an attorney to help argue your case for you. Drug trafficking charges require the opposing council to prove that you intentionally were involved in the sale, transport or importing of the drugs. They must prove that you were intending on selling the drugs or deliver them to their final destination. Drug trafficking charges are felony charges. Drug trafficking is a crime that is similar in ways to drug possession. Both offenses include the person knowingly has the illegal drugs on them. You cannot be charged with drug trafficking though if you did not know the drugs were in your possession. For example, if you are riding in a car with a pound of marijuana in the trunk and you do not know it is there, you cannot get charged with drug trafficking. In another example, if you are riding in a car and the driver tells you he has medical marijuana on him even if he is not being truthful, you cannot be charged with drug trafficking. Another way to determine the difference between possession and trafficking of drugs is to prove the defendant possessed the drugs either for personal use or commercial distribution. If there are scales and plastic bags in the car or if the drugs are in the plastic bags, trafficking charges can be brought. If the defendant also has substantial amounts of cash and written ledgers, trafficking charges can be brought. If you, a friend or a loved one has been arrested for drug trafficking and has been granted a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds now at (860) 982-4661. We can help you.
People that are involved in the selling and moving of drugs tend to make a generous amount of money doing so. If you have been arrested for drug trafficking, you will face severe punishments and consequences. Some of those that can hurt you really bad are the forfeiture of your assets you obtained while earning your living this way. Those things can include but not limited to your money in all of your bank accounts, your cars, any property you own that were involved in the commission of your crime. Also, if you happen to not be a legal resident of the United States of America and are arrested, you will be deported after serving your prison sentence here. After looking at the facts, drug trafficking is not worth the risk. If you, a friend or a loved one has been arrested for drug trafficking and have been given a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds now at (860) 982-4661. Our agents will help you through the entire process in the professional manner we were trained in with no judgment. Call us today and let us help you regain your freedom and be surrounded by your loved ones who can help you get your life back in order.