Phoenix Federal Drug Crime Lawyers
Standing Up for You Against Serious Federal Charges
A federal drug charge should not be taken lightly. You need an attorney with experience, knowledge, and passion to help you stand up against federal prosecutors when your rights and freedom are on the line. At Suzuki Law Offices, we have had many successes in federal court, assisting clients in avoiding serious penalties like prison time, large fines, probation, and more.
Attorney Richard J. Suzuki is a former Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) and has handled thousands of federal cases. In fact, Mr. Suzuki has been privately retained to handle federal drug trafficking and money laundering cases from beginning to end in many jurisdictions across the U.S. These include:
- United States District Court of Florida
- United States District Court of Michigan
- United States District Court of Montana
- United States District Court of Utah
- United States District Court of Washington
He has also handled drug trafficking cases in Arizona, California, and Colorado.
Federal Drug Crimes – What’s at Stake
After being brought up on federal drug charges, it is important that you retain a lawyer who has in-depth familiarity with this complex area of criminal defense. Federal investigators will spend weeks, months, or even years building their case against you before they make their arrest. In addition, the laws that govern federal investigations and trials are different than state laws, which is why not just any attorney can handle these complicated matters.
The federal government has imposed strict sentencing guidelines on those convicted of a federal drug crime. Judges have less flexibility in their decisions because of mandatory minimum sentencing rules involved for specific drugs, or actions. A careless defense strategy can lead to life imprisonment at the worse, and a permanent loss of your reputation and a stain on your criminal record at the least.
Out Phoenix federal criminal defense attorney can help find the loose threads in the prosecution’s case against you. We can work to counter their strategy, building a strong case based on the unique circumstances and evidence in your matter.
Potential Penalties for a Conviction
The outcome of federal drug cases can vary wildly based on the type of substance. This is organized according to “Schedule,” with Schedule I drugs, like heroin and ecstasy, being the worst, and Schedule V drugs, those with accepted medical use and lower potential for abuse, being punished less harshly. In addition to the type of drug, punishment will also be based on the quantity of the drug in question and the facts surrounding your circumstance and the federal agent’s investigation.
Suzuki Law Offices can help you through a range of charges, including:
- Manufacturing or cultivation
- Distribution or intent to distribute
- Possession or possession with intent to sell
Experience Federal Defense
It is important that you do not hesitate to take action after a federal drug crime arrest. By that point, the prosecution may have already had time to build a strong case against you. The sooner our Phoenix federal drug crime attorney is able to get to work on your behalf, the better your chances at receiving a favorable outcome. We understand what it takes to go up against federal prosecutors, and our in-depth knowledge of both sides of an issue allow us to build comprehensive cases that protect your rights, reputation, freedom, and future.
Our team has in-house Private Investigators that are retired from law enforcement
We are aggressive and honest in our pursuit to uphold your rights
We are a devoted and highly rated team of professional advocates
We will review your case for FREE in an initial consultation
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients
Our defense lawyers are fluent in both English and Spanish
Our attorneys have worked on the other side of the courtroom
Our team is available to take your call 24/7 – day or night