Facing a federal drug charge is more complex and daunting than a charge brought at the state level. When you have the weight of the federal government lined up against you, having Tim Bower Rodriguez on your side will make all the difference.
Because of the “War on Drugs,” drug crimes carry a very serious penalty and are aggressively prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office. Penalties for possession with the intent to distribute drugs is based primarily on a specific minimum weight of the drug in question, commonly referred to as the druq quantity. The very nature of the crime also makes multiple conspiracy charges a distinct possibility. The amount of drugs involved is often surprisingly small, and prosecutors use the threat of decades in prison to encourage possible conspirators to provide further evidence and testimony against others involved. The most common mandatory minimum sentences are 5 years in federal prison or 10 years in federal prison.
Because the potential sentences are so severe and the exceptions so few, it is absolutely critical to have an experienced federal defense attorney handling the matter. If you believe you are being investigated or have been indicted on a possession with intent charge, you need an active and aggressive defense. How we handle your defense in these cases will obviously be tied directly to the evidence against you. If it is overwhelming, your best option may be to position yourself for the least possible sentence through negotiations by a skilled federal defense attorney. If the evidence is weak, the best strategy may be to fight the charges at trial.
In any case, Tim Bower Rodriguez will stand up for you and for justice with as much or even more zeal than the federal prosecutors bring.
21 U.S. Code § 841 reads that it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance; or to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance. This statute specifically spells out the weights, criteria and penalties for many common illegal substances and the associated sentences.
If you have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, you are going to need an attorney with the experience and knowledge to effectively fight for you. Tim Bower Rodriguez, PA will fight aggressively on your behalf to build an effective, strategic defense. Contact us to request your free initial consultation today.