Import/export laws and trade regulations, both national and international, are complex and change with the times. As a result, a business or person may unintentionally violate these laws and end up facing criminal prosecution for trade violations. Import and export defense requires not only knowledge but persistence on the part of your white collar defense lawyer – to assert your innocence and help you avoid harsh penalties.
The Orange County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry are familiar with import and export laws and regulations and know how to successfully defend criminal charges brought about by a violation or supposed violation of these laws. Our attorneys will use forensic evidence, witness testimony and more to help to prove your innocence or reveal the errors and holes in the prosecution’s case. Instead of facing years in state prison, you may receive alternative sentencing or have your case dismissed altogether. Only an experienced attorney will know what strategy will work best for your particular case.
Import, Export and U.S. Law
California is a hot spot for international trade. It is one of the 10 largest economies in the world, with a gross state product of more than 1.5 trillion dollars. This international commerce accounts for approximately one fourth of the state’s overall economy. The Customs and Border Patrol and its Immigration and Customs Department allow the U.S. government to regulate and control the import and export of goods throughout the state.
Our lawyers know and understand California trade laws and can help to defend you if you find that you are facing criminal charges for import/export crimes. There are countless rules and regulations that a business conducting trade must follow. This includes what products are being imported and exported as well as in what manner business is being conducted.
Let our lawyers perform a free case evaluation on your behalf to see where you stand and what can be done about your case.