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Who Can Help After Illegal Immigration and Marijuana Trafficking Charges

marijuana-trafficking_180x120-150x120Even though I have written an extensive amount of articles on pain pills and how illegal use of prescription drugs is becoming the most prevalent drug problem in south Florida, Marijuana is still a haughty front-runner for drug crimes.

According to a recent article in WPTV News, five undocumented migrants arrived on shore Sunday morning in southern St. Lucie County close to Jensen Beach. They were apprehended and had possession of two duffel bags that contained about 110 pounds of marijuana.

A 911 call around 7 a.m. reported the suspects were seen near the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. They were seen dripping with water and carrying the two duffel bags.

There were five adults including two Jamaican men and one woman; one Haitian man; and a Bahamian man. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency retained custody of the marijuana and has since handed the suspects over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, according to the article.

The suspects arrived on shore in a 23-foot open, center-console boat. They landed on South Hutchinson Island where the boat was recovered by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and has been turned over to federal authorities.

Illegal Immigration Defense

In any immigration case, it is critical to act early and proactively. An effective criminal defense lawyer should know to use pretrial intervention to keep a case from moving forward toward trial. In any situation, you need to consult a criminal defense lawyer so he or she can negotiate with prosecutors for a reduced sentence. A criminal defense lawyer can work out a deal to have you complete programs and community service as opposed to serving jail time.

If you have been charged with any crime regarding immigration, contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the potential outcomes of your future.

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