Texas Federal Drug and Narcotics Attorney
Drug offenses [covered under Title 21 USC] can be charged at both the state and federal levels. In general, drug charges at the federal level are more serious offenses and carry significantly steeper sentencing – often including mandatory minimum years in a federal penitentiary [Click here for a list of federal mandatory minimums].
While a simple possession charge is usually brought at the state level, some offenses that will result in federal drug charges are:
- Drug Trafficking — manufacturing and / or possessing illegal substances with the intent to distribute [click here for federal trafficking penalties]
- Drug Manufacturing — participating or running an operation to create illegal substances (generally in large quantities at the federal level)
- Drug Conspiracy — participating or being involved with trafficking and / or manufacture of illegal substances.
- Location-Related Drug Offenses — Drug offenses in school zones and / or drug offenses related to minors.
As well, federal charges are extremely likely when federal property is involved or federal agents, e.g. federal informants.
Federal Drug Offense Sentencing
While sentencing for federal drug charges vary relative to the nature and extent of the alleged crime, some stiffer penalties can include up to life in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Typically factors such as the criminal history of the accused, whether weapons were involved, and the extent of harm caused to other persons are taken into account for sentencing.
If you or a loved one is charged for a drug offense at the federal level it is very important to retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A defense attorney may be able to help with federal bond and will also understand the procedure to begin preparing the strongest defense possible in your case. Legal experience at the federal level is imperative as laws and procedures for federal drug offenses will differ from state-level offenses.
Carl D. Haggard has over 30 years of experience at the federal level and has a verifiable winning record. He is licensed to provide federal defense in all Texas district courts as well as all US states and her territories.
Call 832-328-0600 or email Carl today for a free confidential consultation regarding your federal drug charges. There is no obligation and you will speak directly with an attorney to discuss how you may be able to beat your charges.Texas Drug Rehabilitation Resources
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