What are the penalties for a federal drug crime?
- On behalf of Mike G Law posted in Federal Drug Charges on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Facing federal drug charges is a pretty large hurdle to go over. Just the possession of marijuana can bring you 10 years in jail for a first offense, and it gets worse with stronger drugs. Many times, the authorities are more interested in putting you away than they are in protecting your rights as a citizen of the United States. The law firm of Mike G. Law knows this and can bring you a level of comfort. We know the law and will diligently defend you against any drug charge that the federal government can bring.
We have over 20 years of experience in dealing with trafficking, selling and possession of all kinds of illegal drugs, to include cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, PCP and marijuana.
Did you know that trafficking brings a harsher charge than possession? It does. For instance, if you are caught with 500 to 4,999 grams of cocaine, you could be in prison for up to 20 years if someone dies because of your drugs. There is a way to circumvent the system, though. In Florida, you can receive a sentence of pretrial intervention that is a lot like probation. You have to finish a substance abuse recovery program that the authorities will monitor. This intervention program is at the discretion of the authorities in assigning you to the program or trying you for your crime, even if it is a misdemeanor.
You have to sign a contract that states you will complete the program. If you don’t, they can throw you in jail. Our law firm is aggressive in its defense of all drug charges. We never make a promise we can’t keep and will be completely honest with you when we give you your options and next steps.