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CAUGHT IN A DRUG TRAFFICKING SITUATION IN OKLAHOMA? WHAT TO DO?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Oct 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Finding yourself in the middle of drug trafficking charges in Oklahoma is undoubtedly a stressful situation, especially if you have been in trouble with the law in the past. In the state of Oklahoma, drug trafficking is one of the most serious drug crimes an individual can face. Drug distribution of any kind is a felony in Oklahoma, which means the accused party is subject to serious penalties and jail time.

Itis important to point out that drug distribution and drug trafficking are different.

In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instruction for Drug Distribution:

“No person may be convicted of distributing a controlled dangerous substance unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

First, knowingly/intentionally;

Second, distributing/(transporting with the intent to distribute)/([soliciting the use]/[using the services] of a person less than 18 years of age to cultivate/distribute/manufacture/(attempt to manufacture);

Third, the controlled dangerous substance of [Name of Substance].”

In Oklahoma, the elements of Drug Trafficking are:

“You are instructed that no person may be convicted of trafficking in illegal drugs unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

First, knowingly;

Second, distributed/manufactured/(brought into Oklahoma)/possessed;

Third, [Specify Amount of Controlled Dangerous Substance from 63 O.S. Supp. 2000, § 2-415(C)] of [Specify Controlled Dangerous Substance].

OR

First, possessed;

Second, [Specify Controlled Dangerous Substance];

Third, with the intent to manufacture;

Fourth, [Specify Amount of Controlled Dangerous Substance from 63 O.S. Supp. 2000, § 2-415(C)] of [Specify Controlled Dangerous Substance].

OR

First, used/(solicited the use of);

Second, services of a person less than 18 years of age;

Third, to distribute/manufacture;

Fourth, [Specify Amount of Controlled Dangerous Substance from 63 O.S. Supp. 2000, § 2-415(C)] of [Specify Controlled Dangerous Substance].

[If you find that the defendant represented the amount of the (Specify Controlled Dangerous Substance) to be (Specify Amount of Controlled Dangerous Substance from 63 O.S. Supp. 2000, § 2-415(C)), then you may find the defendant guilty of trafficking in illegal drugs regardless of the actual amount.]”

Now that you have a better idea of what is considered drug distribution and trafficking, let's look at what some of your options are following a drug trafficking charge in Oklahoma. First and foremost, if you have been accused of drug crimes such as drug possession or drug trafficking in Oklahoma it is imperative you retain legal counsel immediately. With the experience, knowledge, and resources of an Oklahoma drug trafficking lawyer, you will have a much better chance of having your case dismissed or the charges amended.

CONTACT THE DRUG CRIME LAWYERS OF WORDEN LAW FIRM TODAY

Given the serious nature of drug distribution and drug trafficking charges in Oklahoma we encourage you to contact Worden Law Firm immediately if you or a loved one find yourself in this situation. The faster we are able to get to work on your case, the better chance you will avoid prison time and have your fines reduced. For more information about drug distribution and drug trafficking charges in Oklahoma, please contact Worden Law Firm today.

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Wyatt Worden

Nonprofit organizations often face the same legal issues that businesses face, but few nonprofits can afford to have a full-time attorney on staff. If you are an officer or a director of a nonprofit, don't turn to the unreliable legal advice that the internet can provide. Here in Oklahoma, there'...

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