Houston Federal Drug Charges Lawyers
Are You Facing Federal Drug Charges?
If you have been charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, distribution or another drug crime, it is important to act quickly and protect yourself legally. At the Law Office of Joseph Salhab, we defend people charged with federal drug crimes involving marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and other controlled substances.
Discuss your charges with an attorney in a free consultation. Contact us online or call us locally at 713-528-1005 or toll-free at 713-528-1005.
Federal Drug Charges — The Facts
There are a number of circumstances in which an individual could be charged with a federal drug crime:
- If the accused crossed state lines
- If a large enough quantity of drugs was involved
- If a federal law enforcement officer made the initial arrest
It doesn't take much to escalate state drug charges to federal drug charges. Often, federal drug charges are considered felony crimes, allowing for increased penalties.
Perhaps the most significant difference between state and federal drug crimes is the prison sentencing. Federal sentencing guidelines assign mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes. For each specific drug crime, there is a sentencing range. The federal judge has discretion to assign the specific sentence.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
For more than 25 years, attorney Joseph Salhab has been representing people charged with drug crimes. We will use our experience and reputation for integrity to seek the lowest possible penalties for your drug charges.
Find out more about these related drug crimes:
- Drug possession and trafficking
- Marijuana and cocaine charges
- Prescription drug and methamphetamine charges
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options, contact a criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Texas.