Possession of Cannabis – Korea
The client in this case mistakenly entered South Korea with a cannabis (marijuana) vape cartridge that he had left in his bag. Even if one doesn’t intend to bring an illicit substance with them, it is still a serious crime punishable by a minimum sentence of five years in prison. Nonetheless, the legal experts at Pureum Law Office (PLO) were able to defend the client, so he avoided prison time with a suspended sentence.
The client’s immigration issue that resulted from his conviction was also successfully resolved by Pureum Law Office, which allowed him to leave Korea at the time of his choosing. Typically, serious law breakers in the ROK are detained and made to pay for their own detainment and exit airfare. Hiring the right law firm can help you avoid this issue, so be certain to detain the best attorney if you find yourself is such a predicament.
Conclusion: It is a very serious crime to smuggle drugs into South Korea, whether intentional or not, but in some cases and with due effort it is possible to avoid imprisonment and forced deportation.