Federal Drug Charges Carry Severe Consequences
While state and federal laws criminalize the possession, manufacture and sale of illegal drugs, typically drug charges are prosecuted at the federal level only in cases that involve the distribution or manufacture of large quantities of controlled substances over state lines.
If you have been charged with a federal drug crime — or if you believe you are the target of a federal investigation — the importance of immediately obtaining aggressive legal representation cannot be overstated. Not every criminal defense lawyer has experience in identifying and handling the many evidentiary issues that arise in federal cases, but you need that kind of experience on your side to ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the federal process.
At The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, established, experienced and respected drug crime dense attorney Jessica Koester defends the rights and freedom of clients charged with a variety of federal drug offenses, including drug trafficking and drug manufacturing. Ms. Koester has substantial courtroom and trial experience defending clients involving both Illinois state drug crimes, as well as federal drug charges. Contact her criminal defense law firm in Edwardsville, Illinois, by calling 618-307-4192 to arrange a free initial consultation.
The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, handles serious federal drug crime cases involving the full-spectrum of controlled, substances including, but not limited to the following:
- Prescription drugs
Increased Penalties For Federal Drug Crimes
Although in recent years there have been positive steps in the right direction, the federal government’s “war on drugs” is still in effect, and the possible penalties for a federal drug conviction are severe.
Mandatory minimum sentences apply for many federal drug convictions, and there may be a period of mandatory supervision after release from prison. In addition to years of incarceration, the penalties for a federal conviction may include tens of thousands of dollars in fines and the forfeiture of property.
Increasingly, other charges such as money laundering, wire fraud and racketeering are brought in conjunction with charges of drug manufacturing, distribution and cultivation. To minimize the negative consequences of these charges, it is crucial that you have a federal crime defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights as aggressively as the prosecution seeks to take them away.
Strong Defense Against Federal Drug Crime Charges
If you are facing federal drug charges of any kind, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC. in Edwardsville, Illinois. Founding attorney Jessica Koester has a wealth of experience in handling federal criminal cases. For a free initial consultation, call us at 618-307-4192.