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Innovative Defense Strategies For Texans Charged With Drug Smuggling

With close proximity to the United States – Mexico border, Texas law enforcement and federal authorities put a lot of effort into finding and prosecuting suspected drug smugglers. If you face a drug smuggling charge, you need an attorney who has the experience in state and federal courts to successfully defend you.

I am attorney Abundio Rene Cantu, and at The Cantú Law Firm, I defend individuals in Laredo and throughout South Texas against drug smuggling charges. Prior to starting my own firm, I worked as a prosecutor on criminal cases, including drug crimes. This experience gave me a unique opportunity to learn how the prosecution approaches a case. I will use the tactics I learned to present a sound defense on your behalf. I can assist clients in both English and Spanish for your convenience.

Drug Smuggling Convictions Have Harsh Consequences

Drug smuggling charges involve illegally importing, transporting, distributing, selling, manufacturing or trafficking illegal drugs. The prosecution must prove that you had possession of the drugs and you intended to sell or distribute them across borders.

Drug smuggling charges may include substances such as:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin

The penalties for drug smuggling depend on your criminal history, the type of drug, quantity and any other related factors. You may face penalties ranging from 180 days in jail for distributing less than a gram of some drugs, to life in prison for distributing over 400 grams.

In establishing your defense, I will look for all cracks in the prosecution’s case, from improper warrants to lack of probable cause. With experience in Texas state courts and in federal courts, you can rely on me to tirelessly fight on your behalf.

Let Me Fight For Your Rights

If you face drug smuggling charges, you need to start working on your defense as soon as possible. At The Cantú Law Firm, I will work with you, providing hands-on legal counsel that involves you every step of the way. To schedule a consultation, call me at 956-468-3589 or complete my online contact form to get in touch.