The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) invests its seemingly limitless resources into the investigation and prosecution of high profile drug conspiracies. It is not uncommon for federal indictments to name 10-30 defendants – all of whom could face 20 years or more in prison if convicted.
When facing federal drug charges, the attorney you choose could mean the difference between spending the rest of your life behind bars or avoiding incarceration altogether. When so much is at stake, trust in the experience, skill and knowledge of our criminal defense attorneys at Kuchler & Cotton, S.C., in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Our drug crime defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients facing all types of federal drug charges, including:
- Marijuana conspiracy
- Cocaine conspiracy
- Heroin conspiracy
- Prescription narcotics conspiracies
- Other drug conspiracy involving drug trafficking and distribution
Heroin Conspiracy in Wisconsin — Heroin is becoming a more heavily trafficked drug in Wisconsin. When someone dies after heroin use, law enforcement officials will attempt to move up the trafficking chain in order to determine the exact source of the heroin. Every person who passed the heroin along to the next person could face reckless homicide charges, from the person who sold it to an acquaintance to the actual drug distributor. Our defense attorneys will attack evidence regarding the trafficking chain, the actual source of the drugs and the actual cause of death (in many cases, the death may have been caused by another illegal substance, a prescription medication or a number of other factors).
Aggressive Defense For Clients Facing Federal Drug Charges
Bail: Our federal drug crime defense lawyers go to work immediately to protect our client’s interests. When a client has been arrested on a federal drug charge, such as drug conspiracy, our first step is to determine if he or she is eligible to be released on bail. Because the penalties in a federal drug case are so severe, obtaining bail can prove to be challenging. Despite these challenges, our attorneys have frequently obtained bail for clients in federal cases despite the government and pretrial services opposing the client’s release. Many of our clients facing drug conspiracy charges have not had to post cash to secure their release; our attorneys have obtained their release on signature bonds.
Evidence: Federal drug cases are backed by thousands of pages of police reports, wire tap evidence, video evidence and other forms of evidence. Kuchler & Cotton, S.C. meticulously reviews every aspect of every piece of evidence — from how the evidence was collected to what the evidence says about our client. We work thoroughly, but quickly, to ensure that we do not miss any deadlines for filing motions, such as motions to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained through an invalid search warrant or illegal wire tap. Eliminating evidence from the case can be a devastating blow to the prosecution. In many cases, it could result in reduced charges or even a dismissal of the case.
Trial or Plea? Once we know the case inside and out, we provide an honest, realistic assessment to our client. We discuss what the evidence shows or does not show, as well as the pros and cons of going to trial versus pursuing a plea agreement. Our diligent representation in federal drug charge cases has resulted in substantial reductions in charges and sentences for many of our clients.
Proven Results — Kuchler & Cotton, S.C. defended a client facing a 10 year mandatory minimum sentence for federal marijuana conspiracy. Our successful defense resulted in a negotiated dismissal before trial. In another drug conspiracy case, we defended a cocaine supplier who also faced the mandatory minimum 10 year sentence. We convinced the judge to reduce the penalty to 30 months. View more results.
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Federal drug conspiracy charges can result in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five to ten years, depending upon the amount of drugs involved. If you have a prior felony drug conviction, a conviction can result in twice the amount of mandatory minimum prison time.
Your future depends on the next call you make. Contact our Waukesha criminal defense law firm for relentless representation in the Milwaukee area, or throughout Wisconsin.