Federal Crimes

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Federal Drug Crimes

What constitutes a federal drug crime?

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can vary from simple drug possession to large scale, international manufacturing importation and distribution operations and conspiracy. A federal drug charge may carry a severe minimum mandatory sentence and can significantly affect all aspects of your personal and professional life. Drug cases can involve a search and seizure of your home or vehicle, therefore it is important to hire an attorney who is dedicated to defending and protecting your important constitutional rights. Our office is experienced in working with individuals accused of all types of drug crimes.

Federal Case Felon Possession of a Firearm

What constitutes Felon Possession of a Firearm in a Federal Case?

Felony Possession of a Firearm

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms, but this right is taken away from various groups of people, including, but not limited to, those who have been indicted or convicted of a state or federal felony; illegal aliens; individuals who have received a dishonorable discharge from the military; those who are fugitives from justice; anyone convicted of any crime punishable of more than one year in prison; and anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. If you are charged with possession of a firearm, contact our office immediately. The penalties for someone who is unlawfully in possession a firearm can be severe, and even if you only intended to go hunting, you could spend up to 10 years in prison.

Federal Civil Forfeiture

Civil Forfeiture

The Federal civil forfeiture statutes allow government law enforcement agencies to seize property alleged to have a connection with criminal activity. For example, your car or other property may be taken away from you if the government alleges that the property was purchased with illegal drug money, or if the property was involved in the criminal activity. Some examples of property that are routinely taken in civil forfeiture cases include: cars and real estate, including houses and land; cash and bank deposits; jewelry and other personal items of value; boats and private planes; and computers or electronic equipment. Your property may have been seized in a case and you are not even the defendant. This is because the property itself is the defendant in the civil forfeiture case, and all the government must allege is that there is some connection between the seized property and unlawful activity. In order to recover the property, the rightful owner can challenge the reason for the forfeiture, or try to recover some or all of the seized property. There are important time limits to make your claim to seized property, so contacting our office immediately is necessary in order to protect your interest in the seized property.

Licenced to practice in the Western District of Michigan and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Licenced to practice in the Western District of Michigan and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals