Federal Drug Charges
Invictus Law’s Criminal Defense Team has experienced federal criminal defense lawyers that are highly experienced in the defense of serious federal drug charges.
Many of the most common federal drug offenses are defined by federal law under 21 USCS § 841. Make no mistake, this is an extremely complex area of criminal law. The basic intent of this law is to make it a crime for a person knowingly or **intentionally* -*
- manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance; or
- create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance.
This is the basis crime, however there are countless variations and combinations of offenses depending upon the facts and circumstances of your specific case. Many federal drug charges include additional counts in the indictment if there are conspiracy allegations in the case, if there are money laundering allegations, and if there is any evidence of firearms.
Stiff penalties for drug offenses are outlined in the United States Sentencing Commission, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Chapter 2D. The calculation of sentencing guidelines for any federal drug case is a difficult and complex task with out prior training and experience. The federal sentencing guidelines incorporate an almost endless number of factors to consider before you have a good estimate of what the actual sentencing guidelines will be in any particular case. Additionally, many drug offenses have mandatory minimum sentence provisions that apply depending upon the weight and type of drugs involved in the case.
At Invictus Law, we have defended every type of drug case from simple possession to complex conspiracy and high-level drug cartel cases involving multiple defendants and significant weights of heroine and cocaine.