Lexington Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Kentucky Drug Trafficking Laws

Per 218A.010 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, trafficking means to manufacture, distribute, dispense, sell, or transfer controlled substances; it also means possessing controlled substances with the intention of doing so. This is an extremely serious criminal charge—and one that can even become a federal crime if you are accused of transporting the drug across state lines. For this reason, if you have been accused of drug trafficking, don't wait to get skilled legal defense from a Lexington criminal defense attorney whom you can trust. At Bleile & Dawson, we are committed to helping our clients fight their charges and defend their freedom.

Degrees of Drug Trafficking

Drug crime penalties usually vary depending on the degree, type of drug, amount of drugs, a defendant's prior criminal history, and other mitigating or aggravating factors involved in the alleged crime.

  • First Degree Trafficking:
    Examples of crimes include the trafficking of 4+ grams of cocaine; 2+ grams of heroin, fentanyl, or meth; and 10+ units of a narcotic drug in in Schedules I or II.
  • Second Degree Trafficking:
    Examples of crimes include the trafficking of 10+ dosage units of a drug in Schedules I or II that is not a narcotic drug or 20+ units of a Schedule III drug.
  • Third Degree Trafficking:
    Examples of crimes include the trafficking of a drug in Schedules IV or V.

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If you or someone you love has been accused of trafficking drugs or under investigation, you should not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our legal team. This is a crime that can be tried as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type and amount of drug involved, but regardless, it is a serious crime that deserves a serious defense.

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