Charged With a Drug Related Crime?
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Many people mistakenly believe that federal crimes are primarily made up of national security and white collar offenses. The reality, however, is that approximately 55% of federal prisoners have been convicted of drug-related offenses.
Some individuals charged with drug-related offenses do not realize the vast difference between state court and federal court when being charged. Unfortunately, being charged with a federal offense carries the potential for consequences that are far more severe.
The federal government takes drug-offenses very seriously. In fact, the U.S. Congress has enacted more than 35 drug statutes outlining fines and penalties for over 160 drug-related offenses. The lower end of these offenses carries fines of up to $250,000 and three years’ imprisonment, while the higher end of such offenses carries fines ranging from $10 to $50 million in fines and 10 years to life imprisonment.
A drug charge in the state does not automatically result in a drug conviction. After all, there are numerous effective defenses for drug-related offenses that a criminal defense attorney should be able to use to your advantage. If you or a loved one are charged for a drug-related offense, consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Call David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today.
Compared to state courts, federal courts typically impose much harsher sentences. Under federal law, drug-related offenses involving the following drugs carry a mandatory minimum sentence:
- Crack cocaine
Depending on the amount of the drug involved, the mandatory minimum sentence can be five to ten years without parole.
If the offender has one prior felony conviction, the five-year minimum drug case can be doubled to 10 years’ imprisonment. Similarly, the 10-year minimum drug case can be doubled to 20 years if there exists a prior felony conviction.
Note that if a death of another is involved, both the five- and 10-year minimum cases automatically increase to a mandatory minimum of 20 years’ imprisonment. If the offender has a prior felony conviction and a death results, then the mandatory minimum increases to life imprisonment without parole.
If the offender has more than one prior felony conviction, the 10-year mandatory minimum increases to life imprisonment without parole.
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