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Charged With a Federal Drug Offense? We Fight For You When It Matters Most

Federal Drug Offenses

Las Vegas Federal Drug Crimes Attorney

Drug possession of such controlled substances as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other narcotics is a federal crime in the United States. Drug possession refers to having one or more illegal drugs in one's possession, for the purposes of personal use or for sale or distribution to others. It is illegal to: possess and sell, distribute, import, manufacture, traffic, and/or transport illegal drugs or controlled substances in this country. Federal drug crimes may be investigated by such federal agencies as the FBI, DEA, Justice Department, and others and will be prosecuted by federal attorneys with the full resources and backing of the U.S. government.

If you are facing federal drug charges in the greater Las Vegas area, it is crucial that you seek professional legal help immediately. We strongly urge you to contact the Las Vegas federal drug crimes lawyer at the Brown Law Offices to schedule a consultation about your case as soon as possible. Criminal defense attorney Phil Brown can provide a thorough and aggressive legal defense on your behalf, using his extensive experience as a former career prosecutor in Clark County.

Contact a Lawyer Who Understands the Las Vegas Drug Schedule

Every controlled substance is classified under a schedule and the schedule of drugs ranges from 1 to 5. Schedule 1 drugs have a the highest potential of abuse and are not accepted for to be used for medical treatment in the United States and are deemed unsafe for use, while Schedule 5 drugs have the least potential for abuse and have been accepted for use in treating various medical conditions.

Each of these schedules is based on the different factors that are related to the drugs, including:

  • The potential of abuse of the drug
  • The medical use and the acceptance of the drug

If you have been charged with a drug crime, such as possession, cultivation, trafficking or importation in the Las Vegas area, you stand to be charged to the fullest extent of the law. Your charges will be determined based on the Drug Schedule. If you were charged with a drug offense, the classification of the drug in the case will determine the level of the penalties that could be imposed.

Federal Drug Cases

If you are convicted of a drug offense at the federal level, you are looking atlong prison sentences and huge fines. A conviction will give you a criminal record as a convicted felon which can follow you for the rest of your life. You may be convicted of intent to sell based on such evidence as evenly divided packages of drugs, baggies, scales, precursor chemicals, and other drug equipment and accessories. Possessing a specific amount of any illegal drug can be used to convict you of intent to sell or distribute, which results in much harsher penalties than simple possession. Under federal law, if you possess a certain amount of drugs, you may be subject to harsh minimum mandatory prison sentences of up to ten years in federal prison. The quantity needed to convict you for this crime will depend on the facts of your case, the experts that the prosecution may use, and can vary from case to case.

Because of the serious consequences you face in any federal drug charge in the Las Vegas area, it is in your best interests to have the Las Vegas federal drug crimes attorney at our offices handling your case, protecting your rights, and giving you the guidance you need throughout any federal criminal investigation or court case.

Contact a Las Vegas federal drug crimes lawyer at our offices today if you are facing federal drug charges or a federal drug investigation.

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