Los Angeles Federal Lawyer
Beverly Hills Federal Drug Violations Defense Attorney
Drug crimes are violations of United States federal law as well as state law. The United States Congress has passed some extraordinarily harsh drug laws over many decades under the guise of their "war on drugs." The Federal Drug laws are enormously complex and contain mandatory prison sentences in many situations. These cases are often investigated by Federal law enforcement agencies such as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) they play an important role in the investigation and prosecution of a federal drug crime charge.
It is important to note that Federal Law is always supreme to State Law. What that means is that any state law may be overridden by a federal law. A good example of this is that although the state of California has made medical marijuana legal, it is still illegal under federal law and you may be prosecuted in federal court regardless of the state laws. In fact, if prosecuted in federal court for marijuana charges a defendant is not allowed to even argue the fact that it was medical marijuana.
When facing federal drug charges, consulting a federal criminal defense attorney is essential for an individual to understand what they are facing and what to do. Perhaps a federal agent has contacted you and would like to talk to you regarding an investigation. Or, a federal agent has executed a search warrant at your home or business. Do you have cause to worry? Should you hire a lawyer? Yes, by consulting an attorney immediately, you can get a clear understanding of what necessary steps should be taken to avoid unintentionally incriminating yourself or otherwise hurting your chances of defending the case. Most important, if you do talk to a federal agent and make a false statement, that is a separate crime in and of itself, regardless of the underlying criminal investigation.
Los Angeles Federal Drug Charges
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein represents clients facing federal drug charges throughout all of Los Angeles, the state of California and the entire United States. This includes drug charges such as: drug importation, drug manufacturing, drug cultivation, drug trafficking, drug transportation, international and interstate drug trafficking and drug sale.
When facing the possibility of federal drug charges, or when under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency for a drug crime, an individual will need a qualified legal professional on his/her side who is defending their rights. Federal agents and prosecutors will only be seeking to prove that person’s guilt. Even an innocent person may face federal drug charges in the wrong circumstances. By working with Los Angeles federal defense attorney Robert Bernstein, we can begin crafting your defense strategy and defending your rights immediately.
Los Angeles Federal Drug Violations Defense Lawyer
Your future is at risk if you are facing federal drug charges. Some of the penalties you may face may include: a mandatory prison sentence, heavy fines, registration as a narcotics offender, mandatory rehabilitation or treatment, probation and much more.
Contact Los Angeles federal attorney Robert M. Bernstein today to see how he can protect your rights and safeguard your future!