Defending Lubbock and all of West Texas
Federal drug charges generally receive stiffer penalties than state drug charges. Given the harshness of the federal sentencing guidelines for drug cases, you or your loved one could be facing mandatory minimum sentences of five or ten years in federal prison. Retaining an experienced federal criminal lawyer can help, sometimes it can even prevent charges from being delivered. The team at Hurley & Guinn have won dismissals, reduced sentences, and/or acquittals for thousands of people accused of federal drug crimes.
Federal vs. Texas Drug Crimes
In Texas, drug possession, distribution and trafficking can be both a federal and a state crime for the same types of illegal substances, including: Marijuana, Methamphetamines, Cocaine, LSD, Heroin, and other illegal narcotics.
As with other federal crimes, federal charges are simply pursued by a federal agency or agent (DEA, FBI, Secret Service, ATF, etc.). Earning the attention of a federal agency typically results in federal charges. Certain activities such as manufacturing or distributing narcotics drugs, or simply possessing with the intent to manufacture narcotics or related supplies can also result in federal charges.
Even being in the wrong place at the wrong time, can cause you to be charged with a federal drug crime. Federal prosecutors can charge a drug conspiracy for those even remotely involved in providing assistance to others during the commission of an offense. Other times, being arrested for drug possession on federal property such as a National Park, shipping drugs through the USPS, or by TSA agents at an airport can also lead to federal charges.
Transporting Marijuana Across State Lines
When Colorado first approved recreational marijuana in 2012, it wasn’t long after that many native Texans began visiting Colorado and returning with marijuana and related items, which are still illegal in Texas. Transporting marijuana from Colorado to Texas, even if for personal use, can cause you to be charged with a federal drug offense.
Defending Against Federal Drug Charges Throughout West Texas
The lawyers at Hurley & Guinn are admitted to federal courts throughout the State of Texas and are experienced in defending federal drug offenses, including but not limited to:
Free Case Evaluation for Federal Drug Charges
Contact the experienced federal defense team at Hurley & Guinn either by phone – (806) 771-0700 — or by using the web form on the left side of this page. Contacting our team as early as possible will help in obtaining the best result possible in your case, and hopefully save you from being charged altogether.