Appleton Drug Trafficking Lawyer
If you are facing federal criminal charges of drug trafficking, distribution, or intent to distribute, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney. These types of crimes often carry severe penalties and will undoubtedly affect every area of your life. Possessing any amount of a drug could lead to harsh consequences and mandatory minimum sentences, even on your first offense. These minimum sentences were introduced by Congress in 1986 and determine a judge’s sentence based on three factors: the type of drug in your possession, the weight of the drug, and your number of prior convictions. In order to combat the injustices associated with mandatory minimum sentencing, Congress enacted a “safety valve” to lessen charges on first time drug offenders. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to help guide you through the legal process and build a solid strategic case in your defense.
Drug conspiracy charges often carry harsh consequences as well. Even a minor interaction with a person under investigation for drug crimes may result in conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors will utilize all of the evidence including warrants, wiretap conversations, and affidavits, to build a case against you. The experienced criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. take every opportunity to attack the evidence presented and carefully analyze all aspects of your case. In many drug conspiracy cases, evidence derived from wiretap conversations can be challenged. The government is not permitted to record your phone conversations without a valid warrant and any indication of a defective warrant will be used to challenge the use of wiretap evidence in court.
Your rights against unlawful search and seizure practices are protected by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. If you believe that your rights have been violated by the search and seizure of your property or person, contact the Appleton criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C.. Any evidence gathered from an invalid search or seizure may be regarded as inadmissible in a court of law and your charges may be dismissed. The attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. will strategically question the credibility of any confidential informants presented by the federal prosecutor. In some cases, informants may exaggerate your involvement in the crime, leaving the judge and jury a false impression of your character. At Hart Powell, S.C., we will take every advantage to attack the prosecution’s evidence and ensure that your rights are protected as you face drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.
For more information, contact the Appleton drug trafficking lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. by calling (414) 271-9595.