Trusted Federal Drug Crime Attorney Protects Your Rights
A federal drug crime charge is a serious matter. You can expect costly fines and a lengthy prison sentence if you are convicted. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., we waste no time in developing a defense strategy to safeguard your future and freedom. Whether you are charged with trafficking marijuana, manufacturing methamphetamine, or distributing cocaine, criminal defense lawyer Nayib Hassan is ready to advocate for your rights.
Crossing state lines with a large quantity of an illegal substance is a federal offense. If you are stopped while in the commission of such a crime, you may be charged with drug trafficking. Generally, three factors affect the severity of your punishment: the type of substance, the amount, and whether you have a history of drug crimes.
We have the skill and experience to defend clients accused of all types of drug trafficking offenses, including:
- Marijuana — If you are arrested for trafficking between 1-49 marijuana plants, you face up to 5 years in prison, and up to $250,000 in fines. However, if you are stopped with 100-999 plants, you face a mandatory 5 years in federal prison but no more than 40. Additionally, the fine jumps up to $2 million.
- Cocaine — Trafficking 500 – 4999 grams mixture of cocaine carries a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison but no more than 40. If it is your second offense, the stakes are raised to 10-life. If more than 5 kilograms, your sentence is punishable by life.
- Methamphetamine — Methamphetamine trafficking of 5 – 49 grams pure or 50 – 499 grams mixture is punishable by a minimum of 5 years in a federal prison. If you are caught with 50 grams or more pure or 500 grams or more mixture, the minimum jumps to 10 years.
- Fentanyl — Also a Schedule II drug, fentanyl trafficking carries a 5 year minimum for trafficking 10 – 99 grams mixture.
Without proper counsel, you could face several years behind bars. We aggressively protect your rights and work tirelessly to reduce or eliminate the charges against you.
More Federal Drug Crimes
Crimes such as drug conspiracy, importation, and distribution are generally prosecuted on the federal level. However, nearly any type of drug charge can become federal depending on the circumstances.
For example, if you are arrested for possession of marijuana in Florida, and the arresting officer is a DEA agent or other Federal law enforcement agent, your case will likely be handled on the federal level. Similarly, if you are accused of a drug crime on federal property, the crime will be prosecuted in federal court. An example would be mailing drugs through the United States Post Office.