Federal Drug Charges
Federal Drug Charge Defense Attorney
Federal crimes are investigated by various agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF).
Depending on the extent of the crime, investigations can take many months before formal charges are filed. Early intervention by a qualified attorney can help direct the course of the investigation and prevent an indictment.
A person may face drug-related charges regardless of the amount of drugs involved or the extent of the distribution. Charges associated with drugs can be handled on either the state or the national level.
If a police pick up a person engaging in drug activity, the case may never go beyond the state level. However, federal drug laws can carry severe penalties that stem from mandatory minimum sentences passed by Congress.
If you have prior federal or state felony drug convictions your sentence can go up to twenty years, or on some cases life in prison.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Criminal Defense Lawyer John Kuntz
When you are up against federal charges, it is important to understand the severity of your case. You will require the utmost urgency and most aggressive defense tactics in order to combat your charges.
In federal cases, the prosecutors have many resources available to compile a strong case against you. It is important that the best federal drug defense attorney represents you. If you have been charged with a federal crime, contact me I am experienced in these types of cases.
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