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Received Drugs in a Friend’s Package! Does Ignorance Clear You?

When dealing with serious criminal cases like drug offence, many believe that reasons such as “I didn’t know,” “I was just helping,” or “I was just working” can serve as a shield in their defense. But is this really the case?

Firstly, it must be clarified that when faced with accusations, the court will pose a crucial question: Why did someone ask you to receive a package without you questioning its true intent? If you ever suspected the package might be problematic, then your actions have already breached the law.

Police Investigation Methods

Federal police, when investigating drug smuggling, often have prior knowledge of drug packages crossing borders. They may allow the drugs to pass through while tracking and installing listening devices until the drugs are delivered and received by you. At that moment, the police will act immediately, arresting you and searching your residence for any other illegal items.

How to Protect Yourself?

Normally, if a person can receive a package themselves, why specifically ask you to do it? Therefore, the best way to protect yourself is to thoroughly understand and evaluate any request that may involve illegal activities before agreeing to it.

If you have any legal questions regarding drug offence, please contact us immediately. Our Criminal Lawyers will answer your legal questions and provide you with professional strategies to safeguard your rights.

*Disclaimer: The above content is provided as general legal knowledge and should not be taken as specific advice for your individual situation. The law is complex, and we strongly recommend consulting professional legal advice. Canaan Lawyers shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by the information contained or omitted in the above content.