Fighting Drug and Weapons Charges in Federal Court
When a felony drug charge or a felony gun charge is taken to the federal level, the accused must realize one important fact: The federal prosecutors believe that they have very strong evidence against you and they are eager to use it, or else they would have left your case in state court. It is important to choose a lawyer who can fight back in these challenging cases.
I am local attorney Mark A. Ward and I encourage you to contact me for a free consultation, even if your case is simply under investigation and you have not been charged. Call me at 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail. With more than 20 years of experience on my side, I know how to defend against felony drug and weapons charges in federal court.
Federal Drug Offenses
In federal court, felony drug charges frequently carry mandatory minimum punishments. In some cases, the minimum is ten years up to life in prison.
Drug trafficking and possession, as well as related conspiracy charges, are common in federal court. The drugs involved can include marijuana, meth, cocaine and heroin.
Federal Firearm Offenses
Like drug charges, firearm crimes in federal court carry very serious punishments. The crimes can include:
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien
- Domestic violence firearm cases
- Firearm trafficking
Many crimes are referred to as 924c violations. These are crimes in which a person is accused of possession of a firearm in relation to some other felony, such as a drug charge.
Call 252-752-7529 or send me an e-mail to schedule your free consultation. I am available to defend people accused of federal crimes in Greenville and throughout North Carolina.