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Drug Crime Defense Attorneys With The Experience You Need

Being convicted of a federal narcotics offense will result in consequences that last a lifetime. Federal prosecutors and agents make careers out of convictions for distributing narcotics and narcotics offenses. These are serious crimes in federal court and controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, MDMA, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, cannabis (marijuana) and others are subject to laws carrying mandatory terms of imprisonment for their possession, sale, importation, or manufacture. In fact, under federal law, even constructive possession of controlled substances can be punished even if there was no intent to distribute the substance.

Drug Charges Can Be Either State Or Federal

It is a federal crime to illegally import drugs into the United States. It is also a federal offense to cultivatemanufacture, distribute and/or possess illegal drugs within the United States. Explicit statutes exist regarding these offenses, and they are investigated by federal law enforcement often including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others.

Drug distribution and trafficking across state lines and national borders often involves transporting controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and other narcotics and unauthorized prescription drugs. Although typical methods of drug distribution still exist and flourish, the internet is also responsible for a massive increase in the availability and accessibility to controlled substances as it has become an easily accessible tool to use for the importation and trafficking of controlled substances.

If you are found with any quantity of an illegal drug, the quantity may even constitute evidence of your intent to distribute or sell them. Large amounts of cash and drug paraphernalia may also serve as evidence. These controlled substances are classified under federal law according to schedules based on the perceived addictiveness and danger of the drug. Each schedule carries potential punishments according to quantity and type of drug. You may be facing a lengthy federal prison sentence if you are convicted of controlled substance offenses. This is exactly why you need such an experienced and knowledgeable federal criminal defense attorney on your side.

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Find out more about the legal factors involved in your case and how the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. can help you with a thoroughly investigated and prepared defense. The attorneys at the firm have more than 30 years of federal criminal experience, and have handled more than 600 cases in federal courts across the United States. Many of these cases are drug-related.

The team provides our clients with the best defense they can present when they are charged with a federal drug crime. As a testament to Mr. Petruzzi’s commitment to clients, he has earned a perfect Superb Rating on Avvo and has earned an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive by the service. He has also been included in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. If you are ready for a confidential and secure consultation, contact the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. We can discuss your case and determine which course of legal action can yield the best possible resolution.

It is important to us to help our clients move on from this time in their lives, and we will fight for you. Contact us today. 


*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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