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When it comes to federal drug crimes, not only can a person be charged with a federal drug crime, but he/she can also be charged with federal drug conspiracy. A conviction can lead to the same criminal penalties as the underlying offense, including a federal prison sentence and costly fines worth tens of thousands of dollars.

If you have been charged with federal drug conspiracy in Texas, Attorney Peter Barrett is dedicated to helping you either get your entire case dismissed or your charges or penalties reduced. With more than 25 years of legal experience and over 100 jury trials handled in various levels of court, he can investigate your case, collect evidence, and build an effective and personalized defense strategy to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Federal Drug Conspiracy Laws & Penalties

Federal drug conspiracy means two or more people making an agreement—either written or verbal—to commit a drug crime that violates federal laws. In order to prove guilt in a federal drug conspiracy case, the government must prove that an agreement exists between two or more individuals to violate federal drug laws and each alleged conspirator was aware of the unlawful agreement and still accepted.

The following are some of the most common federal drug crimes that lead to conspiracy charges:

  • Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
  • Sale or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Importing or trafficking a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing a controlled substance

According to federal drug laws, the same minimum and maximum penalties of a federal drug crime also apply to conspiracy—even if the agreement isn’t fulfilled. The exact sentence depends on the type of drug and the quantity involved in the crime.

For example, if the federal drug crime involved one or more kilograms of heroin, the mandatory minimum sentence is 10 years, while the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. If a defendant is convicted of federal drug conspiracy involving this amount of heroin, they will face the same range of punishment as the underlying offense.

Keep in mind, there are federal laws that “enhance” the sentences for specific drug crimes. There are two ways a defendant may face such enhancements: if a person dies or suffers a serious injury after using the controlled substance involved in the drug conspiracy and if the defendant has one or more prior felony drug crime convictions.

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There are many defenses to a drug conspiracy charge, from the fact that there was no agreement to the person charged didn’t into to join the agreement. Our Dallas federal drug conspiracy lawyer can review your case and determine all your available legal options to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom and get your life back on the right track.

For more information about our legal services, contact us today.

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