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DRUG TRAFFICKING

UNCOMPROMISING CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY DEFENDING CLIENTS ACCUSED OF DRUG TRAFFICKING

When drugs defined in the Controlled Substances Act pass state lines, the DEA, FBI, and DOJ have jurisdiction to investigate, confiscate, and prosecute under federal law. Illegal drugs that remain intrastate are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office.

A knowledgeable and adept criminal defense lawyer like John M. Runfola can assist you with seeking suppression of evidence and statements, reducing charges to possession, and arguing for a full dismissal. Over the past 35 years, John M. Runfola has successfully saved countless clients' reputation, jobs, and freedom by reaching favorable resolutions short of criminal charges.

WHAT IS DRUG TRAFFICKING?

Both California and federal law criminalize the import, export, transfer, and sale of illegal drugs. Controlled substances include street drugs like heroin, as well as prescription drugs.

Drug trafficking requires:

  • The individual did not merely possess the controlled substance for personal use; and
  • The intent to distribute, shown through, for example, the volume of drugs seized and drug paraphernalia associated with sale.

CHOOSING A DRUG TRAFFICKING DEFENSE LAWYER

Choosing a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in a drug trafficking case is one of the most critical decisions that you may have to make. A drug conviction can have devastating consequences for your freedom, livelihood, and reputation. John M. Runfola is well-versed in both federal and state law and has over 35 years of experience defending local and foreign clients in complex drug cases involving international media attention.

Using our knowledgeable team of attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and experts, we will comb through the evidence in your case to craft a strong defense theory designed to poke holes in the government’s case. We are committed to providing high quality advocacy and a focus on personalized representation.

If you have been charged with drug trafficking, call The Law Office of John M. Runfola at (415) 391-4243 or email us for a free consultation.

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