Federal Possession of Firearm Charge Defense
People convicted of a federal felony drug crime or another federal felony offense will lose their right to carry a firearm. Additionally, those caught using a firearm in conjunction with another crime face aggravated penalties. If you have been arrested and charged with a federal gun possession crime, it is important you talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, we understand the seriousness of your situation. We will fight aggressively to have your charges reduced or dismissed and to minimize your penalties as much as we can. Contact our law office to speak with an experienced federal crime defense lawyer about your situation.
U.S. v. E.A. Our client was indicted in federal court and pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. We were able to reduce the potential sentence from 14 to 16 years in prison to 65 months. Read more about our proven results in difficult cases.
Our Experience Makes the Difference
At the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we handle federal firearm and drug cases throughout North Carolina. Attorney Patrick Roberts is a former Assistant District Attorney who has prosecuted felony drug crimes. Our insight and experience help us build strong and effective defense strategies that protect our clients' rights and futures.
We can handle a variety of federal firearms and drug crimes charges, including:
- Use of a firearm to obtain drugs
- Use of a firearm to threaten or coerce another person to participate in a drug crime
- Possession of a firearm following a federal felony conviction
Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC, Today
Possession of a firearm in conjunction with a federal crime carries mandatory minimum sentences — often several years in prison. Don't take chances. Hire an experienced federal firearms lawyer right away. Schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling our Raleigh office toll free at 866-630-2389 to make an appointment.
U.S. vs. J.R.
Charge: Mail Fraud (9 Counts), Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
Facing: Three years in prison
Result: One year, One day
Our client was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The government alleged that our client fraudulently obtained more than $115,000 from her former employer. At the sentencing hearing, the Judge granted our motion for a downward departure, sentencing our client to one year and one day. The government had asked the judge to sentence our client to several years.
U.S. vs. E.A.
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug-Trafficking Crime
Facing: 14–16 years in prison
Result: 65 mos.
Our client was charged in State court with multiple counts of trafficking cocaine. He was indicted in federal court and pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Cocaine and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. At the sentencing hearing, the government's recommendation was for an active sentence of 108–135 mos. followed by 60 mos. Thus, our client was facing 14–16 years. We argued that a 65 month sentence should be imposed and the judge agreed.
U.S. vs. T.B.
Charges: Possession of Child Pornography (18 USC 2252)
Facing: Up to 262 months
Result: 48 months
Our client was charged with possessing thousands of images of child pornography images. We negotiated a plea agreement under the possession section of 18 USC 2252, which capped the client's exposure to possible incarceration at 120 months. He entered a guilty plea and faced up to 108 months. We prepared an effective sentencing memorandum requesting a greater than 50% downward departure from the United States Sentencing Guidelines. We emphasized our client's strong community ties, military service, lack of a criminal history and solid work history to convince the court to minimize the punishment our client faced. The judge granted our request and sentenced the client to exactly 48 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons. His sentence included a period of supervised release and sex offender registration.