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What happens when a person gets arrested at the Calexico-Mexicali border?

Posted by Russell Babcock | Aug 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Recently, a large quantity of drugs has been passing through the United States-Mexico Border in Imperial Valley.  The drug organizations convince individuals, through money, lies or deception, to carry drugs into the United States.  A person who does not know they are carrying drugs is called a "blind mule."  See (

 When a person is arrested at the border, if the quantity of drugs is substantial, a federal criminal prosecution will begin. The drugs that are passed are normally, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or fentanyl.  Fentanyl is a new synthetic drug similar to heroin that has caused many accidental deaths because of its potency.

The arrested individual  is normally transferred to the Imperial County Jail, and then the case will be set for a first court appearance in the United States courthouse in El Centro.  This is called the “arraignment.”

Bail is an important consideration for most individuals.  If the defendant is a United States citizen, in most cases it should not be hard to arrange bail.  All of these cases begin in El Centro but will be transferred to the United States District Court in San Diego. 

I am a certified criminal specialist who has more than thirty five years helping individuals in El Centro and the Imperial Valley. Call today and receive your free in person consultation or consultation by video camera.  

The decision that are made regarding your choice of attorney may have a profound impact on whether the arrested individual goes to jail and the results in the case. 
We look forward to speaking with you .  Fill out the contact information sheet on this website, and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

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