This is the first post in a series on the handling of drug trafficking cases which occur in the state of Arkansas. We are writing this series due to the fact that, while many states are becoming more lenient in regards to minor possession, drug trafficking remains a serious offense which prosecutors will aggressively pursue. We cannot stress enough that one contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately if they are charged with trafficking in Little Rock or elsewhere in our state.
We will be addressing a number of topics over coming posts. Subjects which we will look at include:
- Search & seizure issues which stem from police surveillance
- Challenging the use of confidential informants
- Dealing with sentencing after being convicted of drug trafficking
These are important issues as trafficking cases involve situations which do not arise in charges involving drug possession. Instead, trafficking charges often stem from larger scale “sting operations” which involve informants, raids on a property after extended police surveillance, etc. It is crucial that one facing such charges hire an attorney who is familiar with these issues.
Our Little Rock defense attorneys protect the rights of the accused throughout Arkansas. Patrick Benca has tried numerous cases in both state and federal court and our firm has more than twenty-five years of combined experience in handling all forms of criminal cases. If you have been charged with drug trafficking then you are facing serious charges. Our office will take the matter seriously. We also handle matters in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the rest of Arkansas. Contact us today.