At the Griffin Law Office, APC, our San Diego criminal defense attorney knows that each year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes the National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) report, which is designed as a comprehensive strategic assessment of the threat posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of both licit and illicit drugs.
Each year, this report highlights the illicit drugs that represent significant threats to public health, law enforcement, and national security in the United States.
Unfortunately, this report can translate to panic among law enforcement, leading to drug possession arrests that quickly escalate to drug trafficking charges when prosecutors become involved. We can help outline your drug crimes case to ensure your charges match the alleged crime, and are not treated as a federal crime, simply because the nature of the drugs in question fit law enforcement’s agenda.
Which Drugs are at the Top of the DEA’s NDTA?
Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids continue to be the most lethal category of illicit substances misused in the United States and are major contributors to the ongoing epidemic of drug overdose deaths. This places fentanyl arrests at the top of both state and federal prosecutor’s priority convictions lists.
In addition, heroin-related overdose deaths remain at high levels in the United States, due to continued use and availability, and methamphetamines remain widely available, with traffickers attempting to create new customers by expanding into new, non-traditional methamphetamine markets.
Theft and burglary arrests, assault and batteries, sex crimes, medical emergencies, and overdoses associated with these drugs all act as indicators for prosecutors to ardently seek lengthy convictions, no matter the circumstances. This could mean turning drug possession charges into trafficking charges that can leave our California clients behind bars for decades.
Do Not Leave Your California Drug Case to Chance: Contact the Griffin Law Office Today
If you have been charged with state or federal drug trafficking, contact our skilled San Diego drug trafficking attorney to learn more about your legal rights and how we accomplish favorable outcomes for each of our client’s unique needs by calling 619-269-2131 to discuss the details of your case today.