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Champaign Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer

You can be a small fry in the drug trade and still get charged with trafficking. The difference between trafficking and dealing is a matter of distance traveled. Trafficking typically refers to moving drugs across state borders. Selling drugs, or dealing, usually refers to local activity.

When Do Drug Possession and Dealing Become Trafficking?

In Champaign, Illinois, we are fairly close to the Indiana state line at Danville, 40 miles away. So it does not take much traveling to have a selling charge elevated to trafficking in this area.

Likewise, trafficking does not need to involve large amounts. If you are arrested with just 5 grams of cocaine, you can be charged with intent to sell or, even more seriously, conspiracy to traffic in drugs. Drug trafficking is a federal crime often combined with conspiracy charges — plotting with another person to commit crimes. The penalties for these joined charges are extremely severe, and the likelihood of being diverted to drug court or deferred prosecution is remote.

Assertive Bloomington Drug Sales Defense Attorney

We defend numerous drug distribution and trafficking cases every year. We step into cases at every stage, from investigation to sentencing, working creatively and aggressively to protect your rights. We provide counsel in other matters as well, such as charges of racketeering, asset forfeiture and money laundering.

I defend individuals facing trafficking charges relating to marijuana, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and illegal prescription drugs, in both state and federal courts. If you need a lawyer who understands drug law, contact me, Harvey C. Welch.

Have you been charged with trafficking? Call experienced Champaign drug trafficking defense attorney Harvey C. Welch at 217-903-2452 or toll free at 888-371-0807.

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