Federal Narcotics And Conspiracy Convictions Carry Steep Penalties
Violations of U.S. federal laws will carry harsher sentences than state court sentences. Federal narcotics offenses such as trafficking drugs across state or international borders will be investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), but could also involve other federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Trafficking includes importing, transporting or selling controlled substances. Conspiracy allegations can enhance the penalties if federal prosecutors successfully prove that two or more people knew about and agreed to join in an action to violate federal law.
The Kushner Law Group, PLLC, is experienced in challenging sophisticated federal narcotics charges including allegations of:
Our attorneys stay current with changing legislation, administrative policies and case law affecting narcotics and drug conspiracy charges. If you think you may be under investigation or are contending with an arrest for federal narcotics or conspiracy charges, call our firm right away to protect your rights.
Protecting Your Rights With An Intelligent And Aggressive Defense
The Controlled Substances Act classifies various drugs and associated penalties for violations of the regulated use and distribution of the drug or “controlled substance.” Higher quantities of controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine can result in increased prison time from five years to life in prison. Penalties increase if prior convictions, a firearm, serious bodily injury, death, or a roll of leadership are involved. The federal government has not legalized marijuana and will enforce its regulation of it as a Schedule I substance.
Our attorneys can help you understand the complex system of federal controlled substance classifications and schedules:
- Schedule I – Substances considered highly addictive, unsafe and with no medical use
- Schedule II – Substances with medical uses, but highly addictive and may result in dependence
- Schedule III – Substances with medical uses, moderate to low abuse potential
- Schedule IV and V – Substances with medical purposes and low abuse potential
Our first line of defense is the U.S. Constitution. You have the right to due process, and we will uphold your rights from beginning to end with an intelligent and strong posture.
Do Not Hesitate To Speak With An Experienced Defense Attorney
When the stakes are high, get an experienced defense team in your corner. Our attorneys at the Kushner Law Group are accessible and knowledgeable. We will help you achieve the best possible outcome. Call our New York law firm at 718-838-9341 or send us an email for a free consultation.