Importation / Exportation of a Controlled Substance

In the state of California, drug import/export laws prohibit the importing and selling of controlled substances, including marijuana. (It is considered a felony, unless a person is found to be with less than 28.5 grams of marijuana (cannabis), and the marijuana is for personal use.) Aiding, abetting, and conspiring with anyone to sell or procure illegal drugs may be charged and convicted of drug importation/exportation.

In the United States, it is a crime to import or export any prohibited controlled substance. Three ranges of punishments are in place for those found guilty of drug charges. They are:

  • Mandatory minimum of ten years to life sentence in prison;
  • Mandatory minimum of five years to forty years sentence in prison;
  • A sentence of zero to twenty years in prison.

The consequences of a drug charge are life-changing, so it is important to seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable drug charge defense attorney if you are being investigated for drug importation or exportation. At the Joe Shemaria Law Firm, we have extensive experience in criminal defense and federal court rooms. We can ensure that your rights are protected, especially in drug-related cases. Call and talk to a drug importation/exportation charge criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation.