Federal Drug Crime Lawyers in Plano

Drug crimes are amongst some of the most serious offenses you can face, particularly at the federal level. Federal drug crimes cases can range from trafficking and manufacturing to importation, conspiracy and beyond. The penalties can quite literally be life-altering, with potential sentences exceeding ten years for some first offenses.

At the federal level, drug crimes are covered under the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Controlled Substances Act. In cases where a Texan is suspected of involvement in a large-scale drug operation or a case that involves trafficking drugs over state lines, the local and state authorities may call in the federal authorities to investigate and prosecute your case.

Federal drug crimes not only carry extremely harsh penalties; the investigators and prosecutors also have access to a broader range of resources than what you would see at the state level. This makes it especially important to trust your case to an experienced state and federal drug crimes defense lawyer.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our criminal defense lawyers have represented clients facing federal drug charges in Dallas County, Collin County, and Denton County, including cities such as Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano. We are committed to providing a highly strategic and aggressive defense to your case. We understand that on occasion, prosecutors will accuse people who played no real part in the crime. The prosecution often alleges that a group of people are conspirators in a large-scale drug crime and charges them all with conspiracy to traffic. Our criminal defense team is prepared to fight federal charges against our clients, protecting you from overzealous prosecutors at all stages of the process.

If you or a loved one are under investigation or have been charged with a federal drug crime, do not delay in contacting our Texas defense lawyers to discuss your case in a fully confidential and free consultation session.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass by phone at (972) 422-9999.

Common Questions and Concerns Surrounding Federal Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Crimes Defense LawyersFederal drug crimes can span a wide breadth, from drug trafficking, manufacturing, and conspiracy cases involving meth labs, cocaine, cocaine-based crack or “ice,” ecstasy, marijuana, heroin or “cheese,” and other illegal substances, as well as illegal trading of otherwise legal prescriptions drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin. When facing any federal drug trafficking or manufacturing charges, it’s normal that you may feel frightened and worried about your future.

The legal team at The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass has compiled information on some of the most common inquiries on this topic, as we believe that addressing your questions and concerns can go a long way toward alleviating some of the stress you’re experiencing.

What Types of Federal Drug Crimes Do You Defend?

Our Texas law offices defend clients facing a broad array of criminal charges, including:

  • drug trafficking;
  • drug manufacturing;
  • drug importation and transportation;
  • drug distribution and sales;
  • drug crimes involving firearms and weapons;
  • drug-related conspiracy; and
  • RICO violations and racketeering cases involving drugs.

The potential penalties for federal drug crimes vary dramatically. Variables include the type of drug in question (and its classification on the DEA’s drug schedule), the amount involved and the actual offense. Your criminal history also has a major impact on the potential sentence.

For example, if you were prosecuted and convicted for a first offense of trafficking between 28 and 279 grams of cocaine base mixture or 40-399 grams of Fentanyl, you could face a prison term of a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years. If serious bodily injury or death were to result, the minimum prison sentence would be 20 years, with a maximum of life in prison. Fines can range up to $5 million for an individual.

This gives you an idea of the gravity of a federal drug charge, so it’s essential that you trust your case to an experienced defense lawyer.

What’s the Difference Between a State Case and a Federal Case?

In a state drug crimes case, a local district attorney who represents the State of Texas will oversee your prosecution for the alleged violation of a state drug law.

As an American, you’re also required to adhere to federal laws. If you have been found to violate a federal drug law, you may be prosecuted by federal authorities. Federal cases tend to be those that are more complex and serious. Federal drug crimes also tend to involve large-scale operations and those that involve interstate crime.

There are many offenses that could be prosecuted at the state level or at the federal level. A smaller, less serious case may be pursued by the state, whereas larger, more serious cases tend to be pursued at the federal level. In some cases, if the authorities believe that the case could be more effectively prosecuted at the federal level, the case may be referred to

Federal cases can be more challenging to defend against due to the significant resources that are available to federal prosecutors and investigators.

Contact Our Texas Defense Lawyers if You’re Facing Federal Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Crimes Defense LawyersFederal drug crimes convictions can be life-changing, so it’s important to ensure that you’ve hired an experienced legal team, with a defense lawyer who will provide an aggressive, strategic defense to your case.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our firm was founded by a lawyer who has been in practice since 1993. With a diverse range of professional experience, Attorney Jeffrey Grass has served as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate (JAG), and he was also named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also maintains an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

We are available to defend clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and the surrounding region, including Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties. Our drug crime lawyers defend state and federal drug cases (amongst others.)

If you or a loved one have been accused or investigated for a federal drug crime, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass to schedule a confidential, no-cost case evaluation. Call (972) 422-9999.