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Fighting Your Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

Methamphetamines have become big business in the world of unlawful drugs, and clients accused of possessing or trafficking “meth” can face both state and federal charges. Such cases can result from long, complex, interstate investigations and can involve multiple defendants.

If you or a family member have been arrested for methamphetamine trafficking, our firm, Spellman Law, P.C., can set up an emergency appointment in jail or another location with one of our attorneys. We are experienced with many types of drug violation cases and we are skilled at constructing defenses that defend your due process rights and bring you the best results possible in your case.

How Iowa Law Treats Those Accused Of Methamphetamine Trafficking

Because of the explosive growth of meth manufacture and distribution, the state has amplified its penalties for those convicted of trafficking methamphetamine products. A conviction of a misdemeanor charge of delivery of meth carries a sentence of a year in jail for a first-time offender, and sentences increase exponentially with each conviction or the amount of meth a defendant possesses at the time of arrest. Felony arrests for trafficking can generate sentences of 25 years in prison or more. Additional penalties apply if police believe underage children were exposed to the meth manufacturing process or there was intent to deliver the drug to a minor.

Such harsh sentencing options can be intimidating to contemplate, but our lawyers will examine every angle of your arrest process and the evidence that has been gathered. We may be able to help you achieve an acquittal, dropped charge or a reduced sentence if any or all of the following conditions are discovered:

  • You were interrogated while high, and thus your statements cannot be considered voluntary
  • The police conducted an illegal search of your car or home to obtain evidence
  • The prosecutor overcharged you — adding trafficking to your charges when simple drug possession was a more accurate accusation based on the evidence

We Are Here To Help You — Contact Our Offices Today

Drug cases are complex and the stakes are too high to go it alone in court. Whether you were arrested and charged in West Des Moines or somewhere else in Iowa, we can help you build a strong defense.

We are available 24/7. Call our office at 515-222-4330 to schedule a free initial consultation, or email us at your convenience.