With three major interstate highways crossing Oklahoma, law enforcement officers here frequently watch for individuals who they believe may be trafficking drugs or money through the state. Police officers watch for cars that are driving lower on their springs, cars that have an out-of-state license plate and even drivers who fit certain racial profiles — any combination of which they consider grounds for pulling drivers over.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, it’s critical to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Contacting an attorney at the first sign of trouble can help minimize the damage and get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
At M.K. Bailey Law Offices, we defend individuals who are facing charges for trafficking, importing or transporting drugs. Our clients include individuals who live in Oklahoma City as well as people who are traveling through the area from out of state.
I am Mark Bailey. Over a career that spans more than a decade, I have successfully represented individuals facing all types of drug charges. I have taken more than 100 cases to trial, and will be prepared to take your case before a judge and jury if necessary.
What Constitutes Trafficking?
In Oklahoma, it is fairly easy to be charged with drug trafficking. The statutes can be triggered with possession of these relatively minimal amounts and types of drugs:
- 10 grams of heroin
- 5 grams of crack cocaine
- 28 grams of powder cocaine
- 1 ounce of PCP
- 25 pounds of marijuana
- 20 grams of methamphetamine (meth)
Possessions larger than the amounts listed above can be categorized as aggravated trafficking, which makes the punishment worse. In addition, drug trafficking charges are typically ineligible for deferred or suspended sentences, or probation. Your rights can easily and quickly disappear if you are underrepresented or misrepresented in court.
If you are facing charges for drug trafficking, it’s critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can protect your rights and your freedom. Learn more about the representation our attorneys provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 405-486-9789.