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Federal Drug Crime

Federal Drug Crime/Offenses and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

DIGIULIO UTLEY, LLC Criminal Defense Practice
New Orleans Federal Drug Crime Attorney

Federal Building If your case is charged in a Louisiana Federal District Court (Eastern, Middle or Western), you may be exposed to additional counts that can increase your sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are used to determine your sentence based largely on the number of counts, the quantity of the drugs involved, the level of an individual's involvement, and one's criminal history. In such cases, our goal is to limit the government's ability to prove your involvement in a larger conspiracy.

As a law firm, we are compassionate in guiding our clients through the Federal system. If you have been charged with a federal crime, contact us now for an immediate, free evaluation of your case.

Drug Crimes

Drug and narcotics offenses range from simple drug possession to narcotics trafficking and importation. Conviction can result in strict penalties including fines and jail time. Whether you are charged by the State of Louisiana or the federal government, a drug charge means you need experienced help.

Our law firm often performs an intensive investigation of the facts surrounding drug charges so that we can effectively build a case in your defense. Contact us now for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Whether the charge is drug possession, operating a meth lab or selling prescription drugs on the street, drug cases almost always rely on the ability of the prosecution to present physical evidence that was obtained in a legal search.

In order for a law enforcement official to seize drugs, drug paraphernalia or other evidence and use it against you in court, they must comply with their own regulations and they may not violate your constitutional rights.

If you are facing a drug charge, we will investigate the actions taken by officers during the search or your arrest, and we will challenge any evidence that was obtained illegally.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and skill defending Louisiana and federal drug or narcotics offenses, such as:

  • Drug possession (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

  • Sale or distribution, or intent to sell or distribute (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

    Cultivation and manufacturing, including meth labs (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

    Trafficking (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

    Importation (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

    Continuing criminal enterprise (CCE), conspiracy, accessory (Including, but not limited to, marijuana and marijuana plants, heroin, cocaine, meth labs, methamphetamine production, date rape drugs, prescription pills)

    Prescription drug fraud (Pain Clinics)

    Cases involving cocaine, crack, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, meth and LSD, as well as prescription drugs such as Lortab, Adderall, Xanax, Valium and OxyContin.

    As a law firm, we are compassionate in guiding our clients through the criminal justice system and work to resolve every case in the best interests of our clients. Contact us now for an immediate, free evaluation of your case

    Contact DIGIULIO UTLEY, LLC, Attorneys at Law for a free consultation.

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