Crossing State Lines ∙ Drug Trafficking
Although many people don't consider the consequences at the time, carrying controlled substances across state lines can change the nature of the crime and increase the consequences dramatically. The federal government is far more likely to prosecute drug distribution charges if the substance has crossed state lines, for example, and felony drug trafficking often involves interstate distribution.
Des Moines interstate drug crime attorney Sean P. Spellman of Spellman Law, P.C., represents clients throughout Iowa who are facing drug charges involving interstate travel. His commitment to handling only criminal defense matters helps him stay prepared to defend his clients against a wide range of interstate drug charges.
State and Federal Criminal Defense
Although it is rare that a drug charge will be prosecuted in both state and federal courts, it is possible. The federal government can prosecute most drug cases in federal court, and it will prosecute many drug charges that involve movement of a controlled substance over state lines or unusually large quantities of a controlled substance.
Des Moines attorney Sean P. Spellman takes cases frequently involving marijuana charges, though has experience defending clients in all types of controlled substance cases involving interstate charges such as:
- Misdemeanor drug charges
- Felony drug charges
- State drug charges
- Federal charges
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Drug trafficking
Contact Ames Drug Trafficking Attorney ∙ Free Initial Consultations
With interstate drug charges, time is of the essence, especially when the case is being prosecuted in federal court. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible will give that attorney the best chance of getting you the best outcome possible. Spellman Law, P.C., offers free initial consultations, so you can talk with a lawyer about your options. Call or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.