Chula Vista Lawyer Talks About Defending Federal Importation at Tijuana Border
Hi, I am Daniel Smith the supervising attorney at San Diego Defenders. Many people arrested at the Tijuana or San Ysidro POE (border crossing) don’t realize that DUI cases go to the Chula Vista court, across the street from out office!
The Tijuana border crossing from Mexico is the most heavily crossed international border in the world. Our law firm is in Chula Vista and we represent many defendants accused “blind mule” drug couriers cases in federal court in downtown San Diego.
Recently we defended a nice man driving a Ford ranger pickup truck parked outside his house in Tijuana at night. Drug traffickers will put a spare tire full of drugs in the spare tire holder underneath a vehicle when they know where the vehicle will be parked in the U.S.
Our client was driving to Otay Mesa to pick up parts at the AutoZone and didn’t have any idea that the drugs were in his vehicle.
San Diego Defenders proceeded to a federal jury trial because the Government refused to examine the evidence we uncovered. The result after trial was a NOT GUILTY verdict also known as an acquittal, which is a great result for our innocent client.
We do want to remind you, if you or a loved one has been charged with a border bust drug crime, give us a call. San Diego Defenders (619) 258-8888 located at 585 Third Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910.