Michigan Trafficking Defense Attorney
Trafficking anything illegal across state lines or across country borders is something that will be heavily prosecuted by the federal government. Trafficking itself isn’t necessarily illegal because it includes the transportation of goods for the purpose of trade by land, sea, or air. However, the federal government will prosecute depending on what kind of “good” is being transported. For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates human trafficking or involuntary servitude in the United States. The FBI also investigates international drug trafficking, as does U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Each state may also have its own laws regarding trafficking. You could be charged by state and federal courts for the exact same crime without triggering double jeopardy. For example, in Michigan, trafficking 28 to 200 grams of cocaine will earn you a 3-year mandatory minimum sentence and a $50,000 fine, while you could also get 10 years to a life sentence in federal court depending on your previous charges.
If you’ve been accused of trafficking in anything illegal, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Contact us at to schedule a free case consultation today.
We Handle Different Cases of Trafficking in Michigan
Depending on what you are accused of trafficking, you could be facing any number of extreme penalties. We can handle some of the following federal trafficking crimes:
- Drug/ controlled substance trafficking: Transporting controlled substances across state lines or into the country.
- Sex trafficking/ sexual slavery: Exploiting human beings by selling them to customers for the purpose of performing sexual services.
- Human trafficking: Exploiting people by selling them for the purpose of forced labor or commercial exploitation.
- Straw purchasing of firearms: Purchasing a gun of a firearm for the purpose of transferring it to a person who cannot legally buy it themselves.
Swor Law Can Defend Your Rights
If you’re being charged with federal trafficking, you need a skilled Michigan criminal defense attorney on your side. Most of these accusations are felony offenses, and the court could sentence you to years in prison and extremely high legal fines. Make sure you give yourself the best chance in court. At Swor Law, we can discuss the circumstances of your case and determine how to protect your rights and your future. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of legal experience to offer you.