Federal drug crimes are among the most high-profile cases in the U.S., especially when ambitious prosecutors are seeking publicity to highlight their efforts to stem the possession and distribution of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, and meth.
If you have been arrested or charged with a federal drug crime, or you are under investigation for suspicion of drug distribution, you must immediately secure the services of an experienced drug crime attorney.
The penalties for your drug conviction are dependent on the amount of drugs in your possession, whether you targeted minors if you were arrested for distribution, and your prior criminal history.
The most common types of drug crimes, include:
Manufacturing is defined as the use of a lab or other facility to make drugs such as LSD, meth, cocaine, and marijuana. Cultivation is defined as the growing of illicit drugs, such as cannabis plants.
When you are involved in the illegal delivery or selling of controlled substances, you will be charged with distribution. This is a serious charge that is made worse by the amount of drugs that you sold, or the amount of drugs that law enforcement found in your possession that you intended to sell.
A federal drug possession charge means that prosecutors will try to prove that you lacked a valid prescription for a drug, possessed enough drugs that could potentially be distributed to others, and knew that you possessed these drugs.
A conspiracy charge means that prosecutors believe they can prove you attempted to sell, import or manufacture illegal drugs, or that you were in the business of promoting the sale, importation, and manufacturing of illegal drugs.
This means that prosecutors believe that you sold or were trying to sell illegal drugs in a school zone or to people under the age of 21. You can also be charged with a protected location drug offense if someone under the age of 18 sold illegal drugs on your behalf.
The Premier Federal Criminal Defenders has the resources and expertise to handle every type of federal drug crime case. Founding partner David Elden has more than 35 years of experience successfully defending people accused of drug crimes. He is committed to providing aggressive defense on all drug charges, and has a proven track record that demonstrates how to use effective strategies to challenge drug arrests, and to reduce the charges against you.
When you are charged with a federal drug crime, you are not restricted to hiring a lawyer from the state where you were arrested. In fact, you are allowed to hire any lawyer you choose throughout the country, which is why you should consider the Premier Federal Criminal Defenders when you are facing serious drug charges.
David Elden’s vast experience defending clients all over the U.S. can provide you with the aggressive defense strategy you need if you want to stay out of prison. And because of his experience, Mr. Elden has developed a significant network of contacts that he can put to use on your behalf.
Drug charge defenses often pivot on intimate knowledge of rulings and delicate negotiations, so the best thing you can do right now is call the Premier Federal Criminal Defenders at 1-800-455-6200 for a free consultation, and learn all your legal defense options.