Our firm represents all types of drug crimes, including trafficking, drug manufacturing, state, and federal drug crimes.
Drug crimes can be misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony-level offenses depending on things such as: exactly what type of drug was in question, the weight/amount of the drug, the intentions of the offender, whether the accused has a prior record and, how many offenses the accused committed during a certain time period.
Prosecution for a felony, state, or federal crime is more likely if the case involves any type of trafficking, especially over state lines, or the manufacturing or possession of large amounts (e.g. kilos) of drugs. Being affiliated with drug dealing gangs or drug cartels will also not help an offender’s case.
The related crime of purchasing or receiving drugs is also unlawful, though it will likely be a misdemeanor crime.
The penalties can be severe if you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, and can include fines, probation and prison sentences. Your drug crimes lawyer can explain the potential penalties in more detail and review your legal options.
Why you need a lawyer fast:
Being charged with a crime — whether major or minor — is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among other things. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you’re facing criminal prosecution, a criminal defense attorney can help you understand
- the nature of the charges filed,
- any available defenses,
- what plea bargains are likely to be offered,
- what is expected after trial or conviction.
Criminal defense attorneys handle a variety of criminal cases, including felonies, misdemeanors, drug charges, white collar crimes, and many other state and federal crimes. When looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you’ll want to find the best one for your case. As such, you should concentrate on the lawyer’s expertise, skill level, and knowledge.
A good criminal defense lawyer may help
- reduce your criminal charge to a lesser offense (for example, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor); (2) lessen the severity of the punishment for the crime
- reduce or eliminate jail time (via probation, for example)
(4) help you develop a sound defense strategy.