Dealing with the unforeseen challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on people across the world. Every aspect of our normal lives has drastically changedand while COVID-19 is already altering parts of the global economy, one of the main areas where there has been a drastic change is the drug industry, specifically drug trafficking and other drug related crimes.
As stay-at home orderscontinue in order to attempt to slow the spread of the virus,there are less businesses open, less traffic on the streets and minimal people out in public. This is allowing many of the arresting bodies in Arizonato have more control and time to patrol the cities. Border Patrol agents, Police, Customs, ICE agents and others have been on high alert in their communities and will continue to be so during the pandemic.
Our local borders in Nogales, Yuma and Douglas have been constantly monitored as the U.S. has continued to implement travel restrictions. The United States implemented a 30-day ban on non-essential cross-border travel from Mexico beginning March 21 that has effectively applied only to people trying to enter through the ports on a tourist visa. It has been renewed three times since then and is currently in effect until July 21.Not only has the U.S. implemented these travel restrictions but also theSonoran (Mexico) authorities. They have extended travel restrictions and will be implementing various checkpoints throughout the State of Sonora to avoid any non-essential travel from the United States to Mexico. The move comes in response to the recent surge in COVID cases in Arizona and concerns about the American Independence holiday weekend travel.
With all the surveillance going on, have you been accused or detained for a drug crime during COVID? In this situation you need representation;every second counts and any information given could be used against you. It is of the upmost importance to consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Attorney Brian Soto understands firsthand how the scales of justice can be tilted unfavorably against minorities, especially those individuals who do not speak English. Brian recognizes that even good people can succumb to the pressures and temptations of life. He really believes that every person accused of a crime deserves the best representation and the opportunity to demonstrate that their charges do not define them as a person.
“I had charges brought up against me for a small amount of marijuana that was not even mine but since I was in the same vehicle I was being charged. I hired Mr. Soto and he was able to get my case dismissed in no time without any stress on my end. The entire staff is incredible and would recommend going with them” said one of SOTO-LAW’s clients.
During these stressful times make sure you obtain the quickest and best representation possible. Don’t waste any time and call SOTO LAW.