Phoenix has been identified by national and local law enforcement as one of the main distribution centers for drugs that enter the United States from Mexico. In recent years, the government has cracked down on drug trafficking in Arizona and has organized drug task force units comprised of state and federal agents. In addition to increased drug crime awareness, mandatory minimum sentences have increased as well. For a first-time offense, defendants face anywhere from 4 to 10 years in prison. Meth-related crimes can bring 5, 10, or even 15 years in prison for a first-time trafficking offense.
It is imperative that you seek the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested for drug trafficking in Phoenix. Contact Suzuki Law Offices today for a free consultation.
Having an attorney on your side who has direct experience as a prosecutor can be a deciding factor in the outcome of your case. There is no substitute for federal court experience when you are facing felony prosecution in U.S. District Court. Our lead attorney, Richard Suzuki, is a former federal prosecutor / Assistant United States Attorney who can apply these insights to your case. If you have been arrested, indicted or targeted in an investigation, contact Suzuki Law Offices
In one case, our client was allegedly caught with 162 lbs. of marijuana, as well as firearms and drug paraphernalia. Under Arizona's sentencing guidelines, the client was facing 4 to 10 years in prison. Our firm's lead attorney, Richard Suzuki, took the case to trial, and the client was found not guilty on all five counts (C.R. 2010-111266-002).
Federal drug trafficking charges often come as a result of intense investigations and months or years of planning by different government agencies. The DEA, ATF, and FBI often coordinate with state and local authorities. Hundreds of man hours go into building a case. Because we know how the feds think and are familiar with federal court procedure inside and out, we can help you fight a conviction or limit the adverse impact on your life. We know how to attack serious drug charges.
If something doesn't seem right, there's a very good chance that the government is watching you. In drug trafficking cases, it often turns out that the accused was under surveillance for months before he or she was eventually arrested. Federal agencies like the DEA watch potential defendants through various means, such as wiretapping and undercover agents. The government also works with confidential informants to gather information and evidence against suspected criminals.In many cases, federal drug trafficking will also involve:
If DEA agents or local law enforcement ask to speak with you, get a lawyer's advice first. Do not submit to questioning with investigators; officers already believe you committed the crime and are merely looking for additional evidence to secure your conviction. The Phoenix drug crime lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices can make sure that your rights and freedom are protected at all times. Our firm is available to take your call 24/7, so please do not hesitate to contact us today.
At Suzuki Law Offices, our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys do everything in our power to reduce the consequences of a drug trafficking arrest related to cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, or other drugs. We can work with you to help you achieve the best possible results in these serious matters. If you are under investigation or have been charged with drug trafficking, it is critical that you seek the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Even if you aren't sure if charges will be filed, it is better to be careful and get legal advice. At Suzuki Law Offices, we can help you understand your rights.
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