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Nothing, other that the Government's "War on Terror," rivals the budget and man power as its "War on Drugs." With thousands of law enforcement officers ranging from the local sheriff all the way to the FBI, the government makes more arrests for drug related crimes than for any other category of criminal offense.

If you are accused or suspected of Federal Drug Offenses, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

Investigations into drug trafficking and related crimes are often long term and can involve hundreds of potential targets, seizures and arrest. Because of the extreme range of punishment for drug crimes, with possible exposure to life in prison, and the often dirty investigation techniques used by law enforcement in these investigations, it is urgent that if you believe you or someone you care for in a target of an investigation, that you contact an experienced Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Law enforcement officers from FBI, DEA, ICE, IRS, ATF and members of local Drug Enforcement Task Forces often arrest and interrogate suspects and make promises of leniency in return for cooperating with their investigation. However, NONE of these law enforcement officials have the legal authority to make legally binding agreement. Therefore, cooperating suspects normally do nothing helpful for themselves and usually only end up hurting themselves and those they implicate. Cooperating with law enforcement officials without a binding agreement amounts to nothing more than a confession and often directly exposes the informant to the full range of punishment.

Do not speak with any law enforcement official without the presence of a lawyer!

Drug conspiracy cases often involve electronic surveillance, wiretapping, as well as other types of search warrants, informants, undercover operations, the use of canines, and a multitude of other investigative techniques. They are investigated by federal agencies alone or in a "task force" comprised of state and local police agencies, or by a local police agency acting alone.

The penalties upon conviction for violating federal drug laws are severe. Most statutes provide for a maximum imprisonment of life. Depending on the type of drug involved and the amount for which a particular defendant is found to be responsible, minimum statutory penalties can range from 0 to 10 years for a first time offender. In these cases, the federal sentencing guidelines offer a range in sentencing, but those ranges must yield to the statutory minimums, except under very limited circumstances.

Our Los Angeles Drug Crime Lawyers Can Help! Call (800) 458-1488

First and foremost, you need a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in the federal criminal system. Ideally, your attorney should focus exclusively on federal criminal defense.

Second, you need a defense team, not just a single attorney. Your team needs to be thorough, fast and responsive. The feds almost always have a head start against you in case preparation, so your team needs to catch up quickly to level the playing field.

The best time to get a defense team is when you first learn that you are under investigation. Even if the investigation is centered around someone else, if federal agents are talking to you, you need expert counsel immediately.

If charges have not yet been filed, our first goal is to prevent charges from being filed. We have a variety of specific techniques we use to accomplish this.

If charges are filed against you in federal court, it is critical that you have a defense team, not just an individual lawyer. Your defense team must have extensive trial experience in the federal court system. The federal courts are quite different from state courts not only in their procedures but also in the defense strategies and potential punishments.

ATTENTION

If you've been accused of a crime, but NOT formally charged yet, call us immediately.

LET US HELP PREVENT CHARGES FROM EVER BEING FILED.

CALL (800) 458-1488