Federal Drug Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines
North Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested in connection with a drug crime in North Carolina, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your rights and legal options. Many drug crimes and other criminal offenses have mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines that can be too harsh for the situation. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can negotiate with prosecutors and execute defense strategies that work to reduce charges and the potential penalties you face.
At the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we provide experienced representation to people charged with drug crimes in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. Former Assistant District Attorney Patrick Roberts has obtained many successful results, including the reduction and dismissal of criminal charges, for a wide range of drug crimes. Talk to us about how we can help in your situation.
Creative and Effective Drug Crime Defense
We will pursue all possible options for protecting you against mandatory minimum sentencing. This includes exposing weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, challenging evidence obtained by violating your rights and negotiating deals that lead to favorable outcomes. Most importantly, however, we tell your side of the story. We work to show that you are a good person who was caught up in a bad situation. A successful presentation of the situation behind the crime can lead to us negotiating alternative punishments that better address the issue — such as agreeing to attend drug rehab in exchange for less jail or prison time.
To learn more about possible alternative consequences for your drug charge, discuss your situation with us as soon as possible. We will review your situation, go over your options and begin working on a strong and effective defense for you. Count on us to stand up for your rights.
Protecting Your Rights in Drug Crime Cases
If you have been arrested for a drug offense in North Carolina, contact the Roberts Law Group and schedule a free initial consultation. Talk with us by calling our Raleigh office toll free at 877-880-5753 to make an appointment.
Learn more by reading our articles:
- Reform of Drug Sentencing Inequities Could Come in 2010
- The Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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.