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What You Need to Know About Federal Drug Charges
If you’re facing a federal drug charge, it’s important to understand the severity of the accusation. Federal drug charges are serious allegations that an individual has violated the United States’ federal drug laws. As a nationwide law firm, Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have the experience to handle your legal situation.
Federal drug laws are outlined in the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et. seq, and each state has its own laws about illegal drugs. While there is some overlap between state and federal laws, federal drug cases typically involve larger quantities of illegal drugs and larger drug trafficking organizations. Therefore, the federal government is primarily interested in prosecuting more serious cases that require the use of federal resources.
The most common federal drug charges include possession with intent to distribute an illegal drug and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an illegal drug. The federal government typically prosecutes methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and large quantities of marijuana.
Possession with intent to distribute an illegal drug means that the individual knowingly possessed an illegal drug with the intent to distribute it. Even if the drugs do not belong to the individual, they can still be charged with possession. The legal definition of possession is that the person has “direct physical control” over something or “the power and the intention to exercise dominion or control over it.”
Intent to distribute means that the individual intends to give the illegal drugs to someone else, whether for payment or not. Even possessing a larger quantity of drugs than someone would use for personal use can be an indication of intent to distribute.
Conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs occurs when two or more people agree to join together to accomplish an unlawful purpose. Each person involved in drug trafficking, even if they do not possess the drugs themselves, can be charged with conspiracy.
If found guilty of a federal drug crime, the judge will decide the sentence based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which consider the type and amount of illegal drugs involved, the person’s role in the drug trafficking organization, whether anyone had guns or used violence, and the person’s criminal history.
Some federal drug crimes have mandatory minimum sentences, which means that the judge cannot give a sentence lower than the minimum, except in limited circumstances. However, an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer may be able to help avoid a mandatory minimum sentence by pleading guilty and cooperating with the Government, reaching a plea agreement, or qualifying for the “safety valve.”
The legal jargon and complicated facts surrounding federal drug charges can be difficult to understand. Therefore, it’s important to seek the guidance of an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer with a deep understanding of the law and professionalism. Attorney Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate this complex legal situation.
Federal Drug Charges: Understanding the Legal Implications of Violating Controlled Substances Act
As a nationwide law firm, Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek understand the complexity of federal drug charges and the devastating impact they can have on your life. It’s crucial to comprehend the legal implications of violating the Controlled Substances Act, which is the law that governs illegal drugs at the federal level in the United States.
At the heart of a federal drug charge is the accusation that a person has violated federal drug laws. While each state has its own set of laws, they often overlap with federal drug laws. The Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. § 801 et. seq.) is the federal law that applies to illegal drugs. Originally passed by the United States Congress in 1971, it has undergone numerous amendments.
Possession with intent to distribute an illegal drug (21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1)), and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an illegal drug (21 U.S.C. §846) are the most common federal drug charges. Methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana are the most common illegal drugs that are prosecuted by the federal government, although the federal government usually only gets involved in marijuana cases if the quantity is significant.
So, what distinguishes a federal drug charge from a state-level one? Federal drug cases tend to involve more significant drug trafficking organizations and larger quantities of illegal drugs. The federal government is generally interested in more serious cases that justify the use of federal resources. Consequently, it’s rare for the federal government to prosecute people for possessing small quantities of illegal drugs that are only for personal use.
Possession with intent to distribute an illegal drug means knowingly possessing an illegal drug with the intent to distribute it. “Possession” is a legal concept that can be tricky to understand, and people charged with drug crimes often say, “The drugs were not mine.” However, under the law, you can possess something, even if it belongs to someone else. Possession means either having direct physical control over something or having the power and intention to exercise dominion or control over it, either directly or through another person or persons.
The legal meaning of “possession” can be complicated in federal drug cases. Still, an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Todd Spodek can help you understand the legal nuances and represent you in court.
Intent to distribute means having the intent to deliver or transfer possession of a controlled substance to another person. The intent to give someone drugs, whether they or anyone else pays you or not, is illegal. The most common way to prove that someone has the intent to distribute illegal drugs is that they possessed an amount that is more than someone would have for personal use.
A conspiracy charge is an agreement between two or more persons to join together to accomplish some unlawful purpose. A conspiracy charge is often used in drug cases when multiple people are involved in drug trafficking, but not all of them actually possess the drugs. A person can be charged with a federal drug crime, even if the person never actually possesses the drugs.
When someone is charged with a federal drug crime, they and their loved ones want to know what will happen if they are found guilty. In the federal system, it’s usually impossible to predict what sentence someone will receive. However, an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can give you a general idea of the type of range you are facing, once they know enough about the facts of the case.
It’s crucial to understand that many federal drug crimes have mandatory minimum sentences, which means that, if a person is convicted of a specific crime, the judge is not allowed to give them a lower sentence than the minimum, except in very limited circumstances. The mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes can be very
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