Iowa federal drug charges are very serious. Let’s not sugar coat this. Depending on drug type, quantity and your criminal background you could be looking at 5 years to life in federal prison! YES! Life in federal prison! You need an Iowa federal drug attorney. Conspiracy, possession, possession with the intent to deliver, delivery, and manufacture of Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, PCP, LSD, Methamphetamine and other drugs are all serious offenses in Iowa’s federal courts. For more information on specific penalties for individual drugs click here and here.
So how can you protect yourself? Hire an experienced federal drug attorney. Federal court is different than Iowa’s state courts. Federal drug attorneys must know federal law and procedure. In Iowa a select few attorneys are given federal court appointments (cases the federal public defender cannot take). This group is known as the “panel”. We are experienced federal drug attorneys and are both on the “panel”.
Iowa federal drug attorneys must know the very complicated federal sentencing guidelines inside and out. The sentencing guidelines compute an advisory sentencing range. They take into account many variables, including your prior criminal record, the drug type and quantity and your role in the offense. Determining which variables apply is a difficult task. We use guideline ambiguities to your advantage.
The guidelines are one part of a federal drug case. Every good federal drug attorney must follow developments in Washington, D.C. The Department of Justice frequently updates their policies on drug offenses. These policies can exploited during plea negotiations. They can also be used to lower your sentence.
Aside from researching potential sentences (always a must in a federal case given the significant penalties) we investigate your case. In federal drug cases the government turns over to us the information gathered during its investigation. Videos, phone calls, pictures, witness statements etc. are all turned over to us. Federal drug cases can involve thousands of pages of written reports, and many hours of audio and video recordings. We review every piece of information.
When you are charged with a federal drug crime you need an experienced Iowa federal drug attorney. There are too many pitfalls waiting for you. Given the complexity of federal court and the federal sentencing guidelines an experienced federal drug attorney can make a major difference in the outcome of your case. If you have been charged federally call us immediately. CALL NOW! (515) 224-7446by