Federal Drug Violations Lawyers
Protecting the rights of individuals accused of federal drug crimes
Being accused of a violation of federal drug laws is an extremely serious matter. Generally speaking, most drug offenses are criminalized under both state and federal law, meaning that authorities often have the choice whether to bring a case against you in state or federal court. Federal law regarding drug offenses often imposes significant mandatory minimum sentences so, if you are accused of violating federal drug laws, it is important to retain a federal criminal defense attorney as soon as you possibly can.
To schedule a free consultation with our federal criminal defense lawyers, call Duffy Law, LLC today at 203-946-2000.
A Connecticut federal drug offense attorney providing tenacious representation in drug-related cases
While any federal drug offense is a serious issue, those involving the illicit drug trade tend to be punished much more harshly than those that involve the simple use or possession of a small amount of drugs. Some of the more common of these serious offenses are detailed below:
- Conspiracy – A conspiracy involves two or more people who agree to work together to commit a crime. In order to establish that a drug conspiracy existed, the government must show that there was an agreement to violate a federal drug law and that the people involved knew of the agreement and joined it. This is an extremely broad law that can be used to prosecute a wide range of conduct related to federal drug laws.
- Possession with the intent to sell – Another issue that can make a drug violation much more serious than a case of “simple” possession is whether the person possessing the drugs intended to sell the drugs to others. Because the government cannot directly show the mindsight of a person accused of possession with the intent to sell, intent is generally established by circumstantial evidence. This type of evidence can include the amount of drugs seized or the way in which the drugs were packaged or stored.
- Sale, distribution, and manufacture – The sale, distribution, and manufacture of drugs are serious offenses under federal criminal law. These offenses may relate to activities such as manufacturing or refining illegal drugs, transporting drugs from place to place, importing drugs from outside of the country, and growing marijuana.
Contact a Connecticut federal drug violations attorney today to schedule a free consultation
A conviction for a federal drug crime can involve extremely serious legal consequences for you, including probation, fines, the forfeiture of property, and often imprisonment in a federal correctional facility. For this reason, it is extremely important for you to retain legal counsel as soon as you are accused of violating federal drug laws. Our attorneys have extensive experience as former federal prosecutors, former federal defenders, and former criminal defense investigators, and now they devote their practice to vigorously defending the rights of people accused of criminal offenses. We take a rigorous 360-degree approach to defending the rights of individuals facing Connecticut criminal charges. To schedule a free consultation, call Duffy Law, LLC in New Haven today at 203-946-2000.