Federal 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. We fully understand the Federal criminal justice system, and know how to develop an effective defense in light of the needs of a particular case. We also understand the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and know 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.