Federal Drug Offense Attorney
Trusted College Station Criminal Defense Lawyers
Federal drug offenses are prosecuted in Federal District Court and sentencing
is governed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Both the state of Texas
and the U.S. Government investigate and prosecute drug offenses. If you
are facing charges for serious federal drug offenses, our College Station
criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. can
help defend you. We have
decades of experience in the legal field and know how to defend you.
Click here to schedule your free consultation today.
In the federal system, prosecutors and investigators focus on:
- Narcotics trafficking
- Possession of large amounts of illegal drugs
The federal system is most different from the state system in how it goes
about assessing punishment. In state courts, a defendant can choose whether
a judge or jury sets punishment and the range of punishment can be very
broad, in some cases, from 5 years to 99 years or life in prison. In the
Federal system, punishment is set by a District Judge (never a jury, except
in death penalty cases), according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines,
an often controversial set of schedules for various crimes that give a
judge a limited range of punishment from which to choose. Determining
what sentence is likely to be assessed is complicated and requires a great
deal of skill to see that all of the proper information gets before a
judge before a sentence is handed down.
Contact Our Bryan, TX Legal Team to Get Started
Our team has
handled thousands of drug offenses in our career. We know the various ways in which prosecutors approach
these types of cases and we make it a priority to defend your rights as
efficiently as possible. If you are under investigation or have been indicted
by a federal grand jury for any drug offense,
call our team at
(979) 773-7028 or
(979) 217-4035. We serve clients in College Station, Bryan, and Brazos County.