Interstate and International Drug Charges

Serious Drug Charges Require a Serious Defense

Conviction on an interstate or international drug trafficking charge can result in a sentence ranging from 15 years to life in prison, even for the first offense. When the stakes are this high, can you afford to hire anyone but the most experienced and proven defense lawyer?

At the Law Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado, we represent Texans, U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals facing seriousĀ drug charges. Many of our clients who have been arrested and charged with interstate or international drug distribution or trafficking are truck drivers who were stopped at the border or for an alleged traffic violation and substantial amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or other drugs were found in the vehicle.

The two most important aspects of most interstate or international drug trafficking cases are probable cause and illegal search and seizure. If the police did not have probable cause to pull you over, you will have a strong argument for having evidence thrown out and the case dismissed. If the police failed to follow the rules governing the search for and seizure of evidence, that evidence may be tainted and can be excluded in pretrial motions.

Fighting Serious Drug Charges

In order to prove these serious drug charges, the prosecution must establish an affirmative link between you and the drugs. That means it is not sufficient to prove you were in proximity to the drugs (i.e., driving the vehicle in which the drugs were found). Essentially the prosecution must prove that you knew the drugs were there in order to ensure a conviction.

That is where our experience comes into play. At the Law Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado, we can aggressively protect your rights against overzealous police and prosecutors who use trumped-up evidence or follow improper procedure. We will challenge every aspect of the prosecutions’ case.

When dealing with a client facing serious drug charges like interstate or international distribution or trafficking, some attorneys simply bow under the pressure or try to convince clients to accept a plea bargain. In our experience, a determined defense by an experienced trial lawyer can often produce surprising results.

Contact Us Today

If you are facing serious federal drug charges, contact the experienced criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado. From our office in Houston, we serve the needs of clients throughout southeast Texas. Your initial consultation will be free, informative and completely confidential.