Miami Federal Drug Crime Lawyer
Understanding Federal Drug Crimes
Both state and federal laws outline a number of drug offenses, and at times the line to distinguish what should be classified as a federal drug crime may seem blurry. Under federal law, it is illegal to distribute, sell, import, export, traffic, cultivate or manufacture controlled substances.
Most often, federal agencies will become involved and the offender will face federal criminal charges if the offense involves a very large amount of drugs or if the offense involves crossed state lines or national borders.
Penalties for Federal Drug Crimes
The penalties for a federal drug crime conviction may vary depending on not only the nature of the offense but also the type of drug and the amount. Controlled substances are classified according to their potential danger for abuse as well as any medical value they may have. The more dangerous the drug is perceived to be, the greater the penalties for a conviction.
For example, LSD is considered a Schedule I substance (the most dangerous) and a conviction for even a first offense involving a mixture of 1 to 9 grams will result in a prison sentence of 5 to 40 years. A second offense or 10+ grams of mixture may result in a lifetime in prison.
Charged with a federal drug offense in Miami?
Fighting criminal allegations for federal drug offenses can be difficult, but it is far from impossible. With the right attorney at your side and with early intervention, you have the opportunity to avoid a conviction for whatever federal charges you may currently be facing.
Miami defense attorney Michael Mirer offers a free consultation to talk about your federal charges and how he can assist you during this difficult time. As a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney, Mr. Mirer understands that this is a serious situation you have found yourself in. He is dedicated to providing the level of legal counsel you need to reach the best possible case result.
You will need the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your federal drug crime charges.
Contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today to learn how our firm can help you.
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