I Was Caught Smuggling Drugs. Will I Go to Federal Prison?

Since the “War on Drugs” began back in the 1970s both state and federal law enforcement agencies have expended considerable efforts on capturing drug smugglers and drug dealers. Lawmakers have also worked hard to increase the potential penalties for anyone who is caught dealing or smuggling drugs. If you were arrested smuggling drugs, one of your biggest concerns may be whether you will go to federal prison or state prison if you are convicted. Because no two criminal cases involve the exact same set of facts and circumstances, the only way to know what penalties you face in your specific case is to consult with an experienced Tennessee criminal defense attorney. There are, however, some common factors that may help you get a better idea of what potential penalties you face if convicted. To understand the penalties you face it is important to first understand some basics about the criminal justice system in the United States. In the U.S. we operate under a federalist form of gover


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