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What is the Best Defense for My Drug Trafficking Case?

Drug trafficking cases are unique and complicated. You may be charged with trafficking after being found in possession of a substantial amount of drugs, traveling with a controlled substance across country or state borders, or otherwise transporting illegal substances. What’s the best defense when you’re accused of state or federal drug trafficking?

How to Win Your Drug Trafficking Case

There is no one 'best defense' for drug trafficking. Each case has unique circumstances that must be factored into your defense strategy. Therefore, the best way to increase your chances of winning your case is to work with an experienced drug trafficking defense attorney who can help you choose and tailor your defense strategy as needed. When looking for a defense attorney to hire, make a note of cases they've handled that are similar to yours. You want an attorney who has worked with numerous individuals facing drug trafficking charges because they know what these cases require to succeed.

Potential Defense Strategies for Trafficking

While there is no one size fits all approach for drug trafficking defense, some defense strategies are most commonly used for trafficking cases.

  • Illegal search: If you can prove that the drug evidence against you was collected during an unlawful search, this can greatly benefit your case. Illegally collected evidence can be suppressed, which voids a significant amount of the prosecution's case against you. If they cannot reference this evidence, the case will likely be dropped due to a lack of evidence.
  • Entrapment: Entrapment refers to when a defendant only committed a crime because they were highly pressured to by a police officer. In general, this will involve an undercover police officer baiting the defendant to commit a crime, then once they do, arresting them. This is an illegal practice.
  • Insufficient evidence: Even if the evidence against you was collected legally, you could argue that it is not enough to prove you were drug trafficking.
  • Lack of knowledge or intent: You may be able to argue you did not know there were drugs in your possession and that you had no intention to distribute them.

Georgia Drug Trafficking Charges

Our attorney at Law Office of Jeff Manciagli can help you figure out which defense strategy is the best fit for your case. After reviewing all evidence and getting familiarized with your case, attorney Jeff Manciagli will get to work on building the strongest defense possible.

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