Possession with intent to sell or distribute.

Conspiracy to traffic narcotics.

Possession of a firearm in connection with a federal drug crime (i.e., “924(c)” violation).

These are all drug related crimes that can be charged at the federal level. What does it mean for you if you face federal drug charges?

It means the actions you take from this point forward can be critical if you hope to avoid or mitigate the immense consequences that can come from a conviction, including, a long term of imprisonment, enormous fines and forfeitures, and the lifetime of collateral consequences that come with having a criminal record.

The best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to find an experienced Charlotte criminal defense attorney. A defense attorney who has extensive experience with drug crimes defense and achieved success at the federal level. You cannot afford anything less than a strong, proven advocate when your future is on the line.

Where To Find Experienced Federal Drug Defense Attorneys In Charlotte

In Charlotte, there is no need to look any further than Marcilliat & Mills PLLC. We have years of experience in federal drug cases. We fight tirelessly to defend the rights of the accused and make sure that the burden of proof truly is a burden for the prosecution.

We understand that good person can find themselves on the wrong side of law enforcement and prosecutors. All it takes is being in the wrong place at the wrong time or one poor decision to get charged with a federal drug crime. We will be your advocate, working to limit your exposure to the harsh penalties of a federal drug crime conviction.

It’s tempting to think, “I’m a good person. I can’t be convicted. I’m no criminal.” However, don’t let your confidence prevent you from arming yourself with the representation you need. While nice, wishful thinking and hope are not strategies when it comes to defending a case in federal court.

Offenses Included In Federal Drug Crimes

Usually, a federal court is not where you will find someone facing a simple possession charge after getting caught with a joint or some white powder in their car. The federal drug charges that we see usually include large quantities of narcotics and ongoing, possibly years-long, investigations. The federal charges that result include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute
  • Conspiracy to distribute narcotics
  • Possession of a firearm in connection with a federal drug crime

These charges can result in a lengthy prison sentence, fines, a criminal record, and damage to your Second Amendment right to bear arms. Whether your charges involve marijuana, opiates, MDMA, cocaine base (“crack”), cocaine, methamphetamines or another illegal drug, one thing is certain: you need an experienced criminal defense attorney building the strongest possible defense for you.

Penalty Structure For Federal Drug Crime Convictions

A conviction on a federal drug charge will often leave you stuck between a rock and a hard place. There is no wiggle room for lenient sentencing when a mandatory minimum sentence is involved, as in the case in many federal drug prosecutions.

When a mandatory minimum sentence is at issue, there are only a few ways to avoid that mandatory time. The best way is to avoid conviction entirely. Another option to avoid a mandatory minimum is through plea negotiations. Either of these options will be aided by the legal defense of a proven Charlotte defense lawyer from Marcilliat & Mills PLLC. Call us to discuss these and other options.

We always pursue the best possible outcome whether that is available through plea negotiations, litigation of an illegal seizure, or trial. Our firm has the skills and resources to protect your interests at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

Don’t make the mistake so many other defendants have made and assume things will work out in your favor. If you are charged with a federal drug crime involving intent to distribute or conspiracy, chances are the Government is seeking a lengthy prison sentence and can use the resources of the US to achieve that end. Failure to take your situation seriously and act accordingly can result in you spending a good chunk of your life behind bars and having limited opportunities upon your release.

Comprehensive Legal Services For Federal Drug Crimes Cases In Charlotte

There’s no substitute for experience. You can feel confident in placing Marcilliat & Mills PLLC on your side as you embark on your defense against the federal drug charge that threatens your future. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can begin fighting for the best possible outcome.

Call us anytime at (704)-686-7933 for a case evaluation. We can answer your questions and set your mind at ease about the process ahead.

At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, Our Criminal Defense Attorney in Charlotte, NC Focuses On The Following Practice Areas:

State v. B.S.: Not Guilty Verdict in First Degree Murder Case.

In this case, our client was charged with First Degree Murder in connection with a “drive-by” shooting that occurred in Charlotte, NC. The State’s evidence included GPS ankle monitoring data linking our client was at the scene of the crime and evidence that our client confessed to an inmate while in jail. Nonetheless, we convinced a jury to unanimously find our client Not Guilty. He was released from jail the same day.

State v. S.G.: First Degree Murder Charge Dismissed.

Our client was charged with First Degree for the shooting death related to alleged breaking and entering. The State’s evidence included a co-defendant alleging that our client was the shooter. After conducting a thorough investigation with the use of a private investigator, we persuaded the State to dismiss entirely the case against our client.

State v. B.D.: First Degree Murder Charged Dismissed..

After conducting an investigation and communicating with the prosecutor about the facts and circumstances indicating that our client acted in self-defense, the case was dismissed and deemed a justifiable homicide.

State v. I.R.: Reduction from First Degree Murder to Involuntary Manslaughter and Concealment of Death..

Our client was charged with the First Degree Murder of a young lady by drug overdose. After investigating the decedent’s background and hiring a preeminent expert toxicologist to fight the State’s theory of death, we were able to negotiate this case down from Life in prison to 5 years in prison, with credit for time served.

State v. J.G.:

Our client was charged with First Degree Murder related to a “drug deal gone bad.” After engaging the services of a private investigator and noting issues with the State’s case, we were able to negotiate a plea for our client that avoided a Life sentence and required him to serve only 12 years.

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