Syracuse Lawyer For Drug Smuggling Charges
With our close proximity to the Canadian border, it is not uncommon for marijuana, cocaine and other controlled or banned substances to come by car or boat into Northern New York. Law enforcement agents devote tremendous efforts to detect and prevent drug smuggling. They have significant resources and broad powers. The U.S. Border Patrol has the authority to search vehicles that are already some distance inside the country.
About Drug Smuggling or Illegal Importation Charges
Law enforcement will often seek to pressure those found in actual possession of illegal drugs to cooperate and provide information they can use to arrest other individuals. If you have been charged with transporting narcotics across the border, you should seek advice and representation from an attorney who is experienced in drug smuggling cases. Investigating and defending against these drug charges may require a variety of interactions with law enforcement agencies including the following:
- U.S. Border Patrol
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
- State and local drug task forces
Contact me, George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law. Schedule a consultation at your earliest opportunity to maximize the chances of obtaining the best outcome of your case. I have over 30 years of experience defending residents of Syracuse and the surrounding areas.
Effective Defense Strategies From a Seasoned Attorney
It is important for your defense attorney to determine how law enforcement agents gathered evidence leading to your arrest and drug smuggling charges. Police are increasingly planting GPS locators on people’s cars or employing wiretaps to get evidence. Your lawyer must find out whether your arrest was part of a larger investigation which may lead to other charges such as illegal drug distribution, drug trafficking or conspiracy — before the case progresses further.
Contact Our Syracuse Law Firm
To discuss drug smuggling charges and request an insightful analysis of your case, please contact my firm online, or call me today at 315-350-3980. I am happy to meet with you and offer legal advice that can make the essential difference in your case.