Florida Federal Drug Crime Attorney
While all drug charges are serious, federal drug charges are on an entirely different level. These allegations carry some of the harshest penalties in the criminal justice system. Most federal drug crimes result in decades or even life in prison. Further, federal law enforcement agents have immense resources with which to investigate individuals suspected of illegal drug activity. These agents may spend months or even years building a case. For these and other reasons, if you are under investigation or if you have already been charged, it is critical to have tough, aggressive legal counsel on your side as soon as possible.
For decades, people across Florida have relied on the drug crime lawyers of Escobar, Michaels & Associates. In cases involving extraordinarily high stakes, our federal drug crime lawyers excel in achieving justice for our clients. We leave no stone unturned in our cases, digging deep to uncover all of the evidence.
Tampa Drug Crime Defense Attorneys Taking On Federal Charges
Whether a drug charge will be filed in state court or federal court involves many factors, including the amount of drugs at issue, whether the defendant has a significant criminal history or whether there is an international aspect to the allegations. Federal drug crime charges often stem from alleged possession and/or distribution of large quantities of controlled substances such as:
- PCP (phencyclidine)
It is far more difficult to defend a suspect against federal drug charges than state charges. Federal investigators and prosecutors are notorious for their stealth “cases by ambush.” Federal prosecutors are not required to provide the defense with very much pretrial discovery. In addition, defense attorneys are not allowed to take depositions and have limited subpoena powers. While these challenges are undeniable, they are not insurmountable. If there is evidence that shows law enforcement agents violated your rights, we will demand that any resulting evidence be suppressed and your charges dismissed. If there are other evidentiary weaknesses in the government’s case, we will find these weaknesses and work toward a dismissal of your charges or acquittal at trial.
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When you need a team of aggressive lawyers on your side, call or email Escobar, Michaels & Associates in Tampa, Florida. Find out why clients count on our attorneys for effective advocacy in even the hardest cases.
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