Boise Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight Your Drug Distribution and Trafficking Charges
Protecting your rights in the Idaho and federal courts
If you are suspected of a drug-related crime, do not consent to a search of your body, your vehicle or your home. Law enforcement officers can obtain a warrant for a search only if they have probable cause, so make them abide by this important legal safeguard. In addition, do not speak to police without your attorney present. Your rights to remain silent and to have legal representation are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Founded in 2001, Gulstrom & Govia is available when you need us, not just during normal business hours. We provide flexible appointments in the evenings and on weekends to protect your rights from law enforcement officers working 24/7 on Boise drug possession, sales, distribution and trafficking arrests.
Felony illegal substance charges
Drug sales, distribution and trafficking are felonies that may involve Idaho or federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, depending on the individual circumstances. In either court, a conviction has serious repercussions, including long prison sentences and heavy fines. Our law firm handles charges involving the following substances:
Illegal prescription medications sales
Because certain drugs are legal with a legitimately obtained prescription, medication charges may not seem as serious to those outside the criminal justice system. However, the law imposes stiff penalties for illegally selling, distributing, trafficking or obtaining pharmaceuticals such as Oxycontin, Lortab, Vicodin, Ambien, Ritalin and Prozac. Our experienced Boise defense firm assertively fights allegations of:
- Doctor shopping — Doctor shopping involves visiting several doctors to obtain prescriptions for medications. Collecting multiple prescriptions for controlled medications is a crime, even if you are amassing the drug supply for your own use. You may be charged with distribution, sale or trafficking if you accumulate a large quantity of pills.
- Importing drugs from Mexico or another foreign country — To purchase medication from a Mexican pharmacy or from any foreign country, you need a U.S. prescription and must follow the country’s laws. You risk arrest in Mexico if you buy such drugs as Valium, Vicodin, Placidyl, Ambien, codeine, pseudoephedrine, Demerol, morphine or Ativan without a valid prescription from a Mexican doctor, and you face arrest at the border if you cannot show a U.S. prescription. You may be charged with trafficking if you unknowingly import an amount of drugs that the U.S. Department of Justice considers trafficking.
- Prescription mills — Doctors’ offices and clinics that write prescriptions or administer high quantities of medications to patients who don’t need them for treatment are considered prescription mills by law enforcement. Unfortunately, healthcare personnel and professionals, especially in the pain management and psychology specialties, face the risk of arrest for performing legitimate patient services.
With so much at stake, rely on our Boise criminal defense lawyers to help you get the best outcome for your drug sale charge
For strong advocacy in your drug sales case, consult Gulstrom & Govia for experienced representation.
To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call 208-546-9933.