Serious Drug Charges Merit A Serious Defense
Drug crimes are severe enough to draw the attention of the federal government, which can mean the involvement of federal agencies such as the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While drug charges on the state level can land you in jail, federal charges typically involve even more substantial consequences. Speak with our Lincoln drug offenses attorneys to determine the best means of fighting your federal charges.
Monzón, Guerra & Chipman boasts more than 40 years of combined legal experience to draw from in building a strong challenge to your drug charges. We understand how federal prosecutors work to obtain convictions – knowledge we use to undermine them and protect you. Trust our firm to defend you and your future aggressively.
Why Are Federal Authorities Involved?
You can face federal charges for a drug crime depending on the specific nature of your alleged offense.
Factors that can land you in federal court include:
- Excessive amounts of drugs in your possession
- Violation of interstate commerce laws
- Violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)
- Money laundering and tax evasion
- Suspicion of involvement in a continuing criminal enterprise
- Injuring another person with or without a weapon
- Drug trafficking, manufacturing, or cultivation
Any crime involving drugs that in some way crosses state lines will automatically be charged as a federal crime. Trafficking in between 50 and 99 kilograms of marijuana, for instance, can put you in prison for up to 20 years and cost you $1 million in fines for a first offense.
Protect Your Freedom Today
With so much on the line, you need a dedicated Lincoln criminal defense lawyer to contest your charges vigorously. Federal prosecutors may be unwilling to pursue charges if they think they would be faced with a prolonged and costly trial, which means we can negotiate a favorable deal for you if your charges cannot be dismissed entirely.
Look to Monzón, Guerra & Chipman for competent and fierce advocacy when you face life-altering penalties for federal drug charges. Take advantage of our offer of a free initial case evaluations by calling or emailing our office.