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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.

What is 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 for Drug Smuggling

If you are convicted of drug smuggling, you could serve anywhere from 2 to 10 years in 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

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ 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.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance/Electronic Solicitation of a Minor Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was charged with 5 th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and Electronic Solicitation of a ...

  • Felony Drug Charge Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was facing a second probation violation on a felony drug charge. They were facing a revocation of their ...

  • Financial Crime Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Attorneys Jill Brisbois and Hannah Martin represented a client charged with a serious financial crime. The ...

  • Ignition Interlock Restriction Violation Continuance for Dismissal

    Outcome: Client was charged with an ignition interlock restriction violation. A conviction of this charge would have ...

  • Expungement Conviction Expunged

    Outcome: Client sought to have a drug case expunged. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to convince the judge to seal ...

  • Alcohol Related Accident Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was involved in an alcohol related accident that resulted in hospitalization to one of the drivers ...

  • Moving Violation Charge Amended

    Outcome: Attorney Jill Brisbois represented a person with a commercial driver’s license who was charged with a moving ...

  • Felony 2nd Degree Assault Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Felony charge of 2 nd Degree Assault with a weapon and was facing a presumptive ...

  • Third DWI Staggered Sentence

    Outcome: Client was charged with his third DWI in a ten year period and was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of ...

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