If you have been arrested and charged with international drug trafficking, you need help from an experienced lawyer. Even if you are completely innocent, it is easy to lose these cases, and too much is at stake to take any chances.
The reality is that the authorities do not take these cases lightly. They are heavily charged and aggressively prosecuted, so you need to do everything you can to avoid conviction.
The Coast Guard Fights Aggressively Against Drug Trafficking
According to a recent report from CBS Local, the Coast Guard recently confiscated more than seven tons of cocaine. The cocaine seizures included several boats at different times, and “Eighteen suspected smugglers were arrested and brought to the U.S., nine others were turned over to law enforcement in Ecuador.”
This case shows how difficult it is for those arrested and accused of trafficking to get proper representation.
The first problem involves whether you are in the United States or outside of the United States. For those accused who are in Ecuador, they will face different rights and obligations, different access to justice than we’re used to in the United States.
Challenges finding an attorney involve more than just finding the best person for the job. Representation requires the ability to work with the different national legal schemas effectively to make sure the client gets justice.
International drug trafficking charges are extremely difficult to defend against successfully and the stakes are high. Make sure you get the help you need from an attorney you can trust.