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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.

Penalties

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

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
  • “Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me get my life back! ” - C.C.
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Recent Case Victories

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    Outcome: Client was charged with a DWI after another driver reported that he was driving at extremely excessive speeds ...

  • Misdemeanor DWI Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a misdemeanor DWI after being pulled over in Saint Paul for taking a wide turn. After ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Resolved

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Allan Caplan, was charged with a domestic assault after an argument ...

  • Client Accused of University Policy Violations Case Resolved

    Outcome: Client, a student at a private Christian college, was accused of seven very serious University policy ...

  • First-Degree Criminal Damage to Property (Felony) Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony first-degree criminal damage to ...

  • Criminal Damage to Property Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with Criminal Damage to Property that occurred at ...

  • Second-Degree Assault with Firearm Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: A client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was arrested and charged following an argument with his ...

  • Aggravated First-Degree Drug Charges Dismissed Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: In an absolutely stunning victory, attorneys Allan Caplan and Hillary Parsons successfully challenged the stop ...

  • Domestic Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Joe represented a client on domestic abuse and disorderly conduct charges in Hennepin County. Joe vigorously ...

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