Some of the most high-profile federal criminal prosecutions involve drug crimes. Touted as a part of the nation’s well-publicized “war on drugs,” these cases face particularly vigorous prosecutorial efforts by government attorneys. Needless to say, it is all-too-possible for the truth and one’s legal rights to be ridden over roughshod by a zealous prosecutor. Without our assistance, it can be difficult to prepare for the kind of strong defense and knowledgeable representation required in federal court.
Drug crimes are offenses that have traditionally been within the purview of state courts and legal codes, but have increasingly come under federal scrutiny and enforcement efforts. What constitutes an offense being charged under federal law instead of at the state level? Generally speaking, when a drug is being produced or trafficked in larger amounts or being transported across state or national borders, federal law enforcement will get involved. Other times, charges may be escalated to a higher level because of the nature of the drug itself – for instance, if it was considered among the top class of the most dangerous controlled substances, known as Schedule I. Federal drug crimes can include:
We at Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP, have over six decades of collective experience with complex federal litigation. Member of our team have been consistently recognized as “Super Lawyers” and we have developed a reputation for not only our exemplary legal work but for our commitment to intimate client care and personalized service.
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