Federal Drug Crimes

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients Accuse of Narcotics Offenses in the United District Courts in New Jersey and New York CityFederal-Drug-Crimes

Individuals who have come to the attention of Federal authorities for possessing or selling illegal drugs need an experienced criminal defense lawyer the moment they learn of the investigation. Such persons should not talk to any Federal law enforcement officer for any reason, except to say that they want an attorney - immediately. Do not answer any questions or volunteer any information concerning yourself or other people that may be involved. Do not try to "talk your way out of it". Do not believe the Federal agents when they say they are your friends, and that they will inform the United States Attorney's Office of your cooperation. Do not believe them when they tell you that you do not need a lawyer. These officers and agents have been trained to elicit statements and other damaging information from targets and suspects. The only thing a person in this position should say is "I want a lawyer now". Any conversation must end at that point, because all questioning must stop when that request is made.

Federal prosecutors have extensive resources available to investigate and prosecute drug cases, and the consequences of conviction are harsh. They can include very long prison sentences, as well as substantial financial penalties that may result in the seizure of bank accounts and other assets. Defendants facing such consequences need a seasoned criminal attorney capable of handling high-stakes cases.

For many years, James S. Friedman has been defending clients facing Federal narcotics charges. Mr. Friedman offers aggressive defense and strong negotiation skills to provide clients with an effective defense strategy. Attorney James S. Friedman fully understands the Federal criminal justice system, and knows how to develop an effective defense in light of the needs of a particular case. He also understands the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and knows how to obtain every possible point reduction that may be available in a particular case. Knowledge of the Federal sentencing guidelines is particularly important in Federal drug cases, where prison sentences can be measured in decades as opposed to years. Contact Mr. Friedman today for aggressive defense in your case.

Mounting a Strong Defense

The law firm of James S. Friedman, LLC, represents people accused with any of a variety of federal drug crimes, including:

  • Drug "kingpin" cases;
  • Drug possession;
  • Drug manufacturing;
  • Drug smuggling;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Drug distribution;
  • Conspiracy charges;
  • RICO (racketeering) charges involving drugs; and
  • Other violent felonies that often accompany narcotics charges (homicide or weapons offenses).

Attorney Friedman vigorously investigates any Federal drug allegations against clients, ensures that the prosecution proves every aspect of its case, and takes all steps necessary to protect the client's constitutional rights, such as by filing appropriate motions to suppress evidence. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines that apply to drug cases are harsh, and frequently include mandatory jail time. Criminal defense lawyer James Friedman knows how to negotiate with Federal prosecutors to obtain reduced charges and point reductions that lower the final sentence.

Contact James S. Friedman, Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are being investigated or have been charged with a Federal narcotics crime, contact attorney Friedman online or call 800-361-6554 (toll free). He offers clients thoughtful and aggressive representation in all Federal criminal cases.

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Client Reviews
"I hired Mr. Friedman to represent my son in a criminal matter that could have landed him in jail. Nobody in our family had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before, so this was all very new to us. He was very patient, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood everything each step of the way. By the time the case was over, my son had a reduced charge for which he only had to pay some fines."
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"Mr. Friedman represented me when I was one of several students caught with drugs in a college dorm room. I was set to graduate at the end of the semester, and thought this case would ruin my life. He got my charges dismissed, and the record expunged. This lawyer was a total lifesaver!" Anonymous
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"Our daughter has mental health issues. She got into a scuffle with the police and was charged with assaulting an officer. Our attorney, Jim Friedman, was able to show the prosecutor and Judge that the real problem here was her mental stability. She was placed on probation and avoided jail time. Most other lawyers we spoke to refused to take this case, but Jim Friedman took it and got us a great result. Thank you Mr. Friedman!" Anonymous
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"I had federal criminal charges and felt totally lost. I was one of who knows how many defendants in this case, and I read on the Internet that almost everyone in federal court end up with a prison sentence, so I was really scared. My first lawyer, who told me that I would probably spend at least some time in prison, barely gave me the time of day after I paid him. Then I hired Jim Friedman to represent me. He stayed with me throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions, and never let me lose hope. He negotiated aggressively with the federal prosecutor and I ended up with a short term of probation. I knew I would get convicted of something, but this lawyer kept me out of jail." Anonymous
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"The only part of my trial that was better than watching Mr. Friedman question the witnesses was when the jury came out and said “not guilty” over and over again. You have to see this lawyer in court!" Anonymous
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