Federal Drug Charges
People facing federal drug charges or federal drug investigations should consult an experienced federal crime lawyer immediately to start protecting their rights. The FBI or DEA has usually developed a solid case against the defendant by the time the defendant becomes aware of the case. Therefore, solid evidence has likely already been collected, including wire tap evidence, evidence from informants (potentially from co-conspirators who took a plea), video, paper documents and other evidence.
It is critical to have an experienced attorney who can effectively maneuver the federal court system. Attorney William M. Butler has more than 25 years of experience protecting clients facing serious federal charges involving drug conspiracy, drug trafficking and other federal drug offenses. To find out how he can protect your rights, call him at 502-582-2020, or contact federal drug crime attorney William M. Butler online for an assessment of your case.
Federal Drug Cases
Many drug charges are based in federal law and are pursued in federal courts. William M. Butler has the investigation skills, courtroom experience and tenacity to provide clients with diligent representation. Are you charged with one of these federal drug crimes?
- Drug possession (quantity determines state or federal charges)
- Drug conspiracy
- Drug trafficking
- Importation of methamphetamines (meth)
- Transporting illegal drugs through the mail
- Possession of precursor chemicals used to manufacture illegal drugs
- Attempting to smuggle drugs onto an airplane
- Transportation of cocaine or other drugs by truck drivers
Any offense that involves advanced planning with others can be charged as conspiracy. Almost all federal drug charges involve an additional charge for drug conspiracy. Federal agents have virtually unlimited resources to develop a case against a suspect. As a result, they usually have the resources or bargaining power to trace evidence to even more incriminating evidence. Thus, the charges against the defendant are expanded. As a result, you may face elevated sentencing if convicted.
Sentencing Guidelines for Federal Drug Convictions
Federal judges consider many factors when determining federal drug penalties, such as the defendant’s criminal record, points assessed for the conviction and other factors. Under federal sentencing guidelines, points are assessed for each charge included on the conviction. An experienced federal drug crime attorney, William M. Butler has the skills necessary to mitigate sentencing factors. This frequently results in the judge departing downward from the sentencing guidelines.
Protect Your Rights and Future
Attorney Butler will do everything he can to provide you with strong drug charges defense representation and protect your constitutional rights. View the firm’s case results involving federal drug charges.