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Federal Drug and Firearm Offenses

Federal Drug and Firearm Offenses

The federal court chooses the cases that it wants to prosecute. Federal charges usually mean that the prosecutors believe that they have more than enough evidence to prove guilt. When the prosecutors are uncertain about the evidence, they will allow the state court to pursue the charges. That’s why it’s so important that you have an experienced defense attorney who can fight back against these allegations.

At McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., we will put our skills and experience to work immediately by collecting witness statements and gathering evidence. We will use every tactic available to provide the strongest defense possible in your case. Our goals are to keep you from being convicted and to keep you out of jail. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will come to you, if necessary. To speak with an attorney about your case, contact us today by calling 919-481-0011, Cary, North Carolina, Drug Possession Lawyer.

Federal drug charges often carry a mandatory minimum punishment. Depending upon the drug quantity, the sentencing ranges are 0 to 20 years, 5 to 40 years or 10 years to life. At McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., we defend individuals from federal drug charges, including:

  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Sale of drugs
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Manufacture of controlled substance
  • Conspiracy

Possession of a Firearm in Raleigh – Attorney

A federal firearm charge is extremely serious and could result in severe punishment. A conviction for possessing a firearm during the commission of a federal offense will add at least five extra years in prison to your sentence. If the gun was brandished or displayed, then your prison sentence will increase by seven years. If the gun was fired, then your prison sentence will increase by ten years.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to build a solid defense against charges including:

  • Domestic violence firearm cases
  • Firearm trafficking
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a federal offense

If the court identifies you as an armed career offender or a career offender, your recommended sentencing range will increase substantially. Our criminal defense attorney will develop and follow a strategy that includes pleading not guilty, forcing the prosecutors to prove their case, forcing the prosecutors to prepare for trial, and negotiating a plea bargain as a last resort.

To ensure that you receive the best defense possible in a federal drug or firearm felony charge, don’t leave your future in the hands of just any attorney; contact the lawyers at McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., today at 919-481-0011 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced defense lawyer. Hablamos español.