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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Drug Smuggling Lawyer

Fighting Drug Charges in Minnesota

Unlike drug trafficking, which refers to the illegal movement of goods with the purpose of trade, drug smuggling deals solely with the illegal movement aspect. If you’re charged with smuggling illegal narcotics in the state, it can result in very serious consequences. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our Minnesota criminal defense attorneys have experience in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983. We have represented thousands of clients and handled hundreds of jury trials and we can make a difference in your case.

Call (612) 444-5020 to start with your free consultation. Our team is available 24/7.

Drug Smuggling

Drug smuggling involves the illegal import or export of drugs—distinct from trafficking, possession or manufacturing. How you are charged depends on the quantity and type of drugs involved, previous criminal convictions, whether or not minors were involved and where the smuggling activities took place. What is almost certain is that you will be charged with another drug crime in addition to a smuggling charge.

High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA)

In 2016, Minnesota joined the High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) program, established for the purpose of providing assistance to local law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions. According to reports, Interstate 95 has been linked to trafficking groups from Chicago to Milwaukee, ending in Minneapolis. In 2015, there were 3,902 narcotics incidents in Minnesota—nearly half in Hennepin County. As a result, tons of money and resources have been directed towards the state and specific counties, with more aggressive law enforcement going after this type of illegal drug activity.


If you are convicted of drug smuggling, you could serve anywhere from 2 to 10 years in a federal prison. In addition, a felony conviction is likely to follow you for the rest of your life, hindering your ability to work, vote, travel internationally, own a gun, buy a house and do other activities.

Call Us Today

If you have been arrested for drug smuggling, contact our Minneapolis drug crimes lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. immediately. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation where you give us the facts and we help form a strong defense to get the best possible outcome for you.

If you’re ready to start, call us today at (612) 444-5020.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

Attorney Profiles

Recent Case Victories

  • Two counts: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Interference with 911 Call Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Dismissed Outcome: Our client with charged with 5 th degree criminal sexual conduct and 911 interference. The ...

  • Evidence Suppressed Evidence Suppressed

    Defense: Evidence Suppressed Outcome: Client M.D. was charged with second-degree DWI after a citizen reported bad ...

  • Underage Consumption Case Resolved

    Defense: Evidence Suppressed Outcome: Client was charged with underage consumption after he submitted to Preliminary ...

  • Restraining Order Dismissed Client Won

    Case: Harassment Restraining Order Outcome: Our client, K.S. was accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend who petitioned ...

  • Conspiracy to Deliver 100,000 Tablets of Ecstacy No Executed Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was hired as a courier by a drug dealer in Canada to transport 100,000 tablets of Ecstacy to New York in ...

  • 1st & 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct investigation

    Defense: 1 st & 3 rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct investigation? Outcome: Client was accused of having sexual ...

  • Felony DWI Case Resolved

    Defense: Non prison disposition Outcome: Client was charged with his third Felony DWI in a period of ten years and his ...

  • Title IX (Sexual Misconduct) Case Dismissed

    Our client was notified by Gustavus College that he was being accused of sexual harassment by a student. Upon learning ...

  • Two counts of 5th Degree Assault against a child Not Guilty

    Outcome: Our client was charged with two counts of 5th-degree assault against a child. After a year of litigation and ...

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