As discussed in last week's post, the federal government aggressively seeks out those they believe have been trafficking narcotics. The DEA conducts intense and thorough investigations, which often lead to the seizure of drugs and the arrest of individuals. Federal drug trafficking charges are quite serious, and failing to adequately defend against them could cause you to face significant penalties that might be difficult to recover from.
A conviction for a federal drug crime could lead to decades behind bars, thousands of dollars in fines, and a federal criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life. As a result, if you are convicted and serve out your prison sentence, you still may have difficulty finding gainful employment, a place to live, and funding for an education. With so much at stake, it is crucial that, if charged with a federal drug crime, you consider your legal options, including acquiring the assistance of a skilled and experienced defense attorney.
There are many ways a diligent and aggressive defense legal team, like the one at the Law Office of Thomas A Johnson, can fight back against a prosecution's claims. If seeking an acquittal, then a defense team can attack the evidence and witnesses in an attempt to raise doubt as to the accused's guilt. There are many ways to do this, including criticizing evidence collection procedures, search and seizure validity, and witness credibility. Even if a defendant wishes to negotiate a plea deal, an experienced attorney may be able to make sure the final outcome is as fair as possible under the circumstances.
The federal authorities continue their vigilant war on drugs. However, their fierce tactics often wrongly cause individuals to confront criminal allegations. When you enter that battle, you want a powerful ally by your side. Many times, an attorney can be the ally you need. For more information, please visit our Drug Trafficking Defense web page.