Drug Trafficking Defense in Oklahoma
Drug trafficking is one of the most serious drug crimes that a person can face under Oklahoma criminal law. Drug trafficking often involves the importation, transportation, and distribution of large quantities of marijuana, cocaine, cocaine base (crack), methamphetamine (meth), heroin, PCP, or LSD. Oklahoma is a major transit area for large quantities of illegal drugs because of the three major interstate highways that traverse the state. In an effort to stem the flow of drug trafficking in Oklahoma, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Administration), utilize aggressive tactics and enlist their top agents for drug interdiction.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug trafficking in Tulsa or anywhere in Oklahoma, you need to speak to a Tulsa drug trafficking defense lawyer immediately. The police likely have convincing evidence against you and the government will prosecute you aggressively by seeking the maximum penalties under the law. You need a drug defense attorney who will fight for your rights and aggressively defend you. The Henson Law Firm offers a FREE initial consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case and how we can help you fight for your freedom.
Oklahoma Drug Trafficking Penalties
Oklahoma drug trafficking penalties are some of the harshest under Oklahoma criminal law. Many people are surprised to learn how easily it is to be charged with drug trafficking in Oklahoma. Possession of ten (10) grams of heroin, five (5) grams of crack cocaine, or one (1) ounce of PCP will trigger the drug trafficking statute. Possession of twenty five (25) pounds of marijuana, twenty eight (28) grams of powder cocaine, or twenty (20) grams of methamphetamine (meth) will also trigger the drug trafficking statute. Possession of larger quantities of drugs can be charged as aggravated trafficking. A first offense for drug trafficking carries from 4 years to life in prison and fines ranging from $20,000 to $500,000. A second offense carries from 6 years to life in prison and fines ranging from $20,000 to $500,000. If a person has two or more prior drug felony convictions, trafficking carries life in prison without the possibility of parole (LWOP) and fines ranging from $20,000 to $500,000. Trafficking charges are ineligible for deferred sentences, suspended sentences, probation, or good behavior credits while in prison.
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