Few things in life are more frightening than being arrested for a federal drug crime. Whether you are being prosecuted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, distribution of an illicit drug, conspiracy, or any other federal drug offense, the consequences of a conviction are severe.
Federal drug charges can lead to lengthy prison sentences, the loss of federal benefits and student loans, and other harsh penalties. You should not face such dire consequences without the benefit of a vigorous defense provided by an experienced federal criminal drug attorney.
If you have been questioned about or arrested for a federal drug crime, you need an attorney who has years of experience fighting federal drug cases. The federal criminal defense lawyers at Hamilton, Hull & Byrd can help you cope with the biggest problem of your life. We have office locations throughout Texas to assist our clients.
Protecting Your Rights
If you watch television or go to the movies, you know you have the right to remain silent. It is a right you should always exercise if you are contacted by the police, the FBI, the DEA, or any other law enforcement agency concerning a suspected drug crime. Do not worry that remaining silent will make you look guilty. More often than not, the police already believe you are guilty. You cannot help yourself by answering their questions.
The only person you should speak to if you are contacted by the police about a federal drug crime is a criminal defense attorney who has a record of success in handling federal drug prosecutions.
The criminal defense lawyers at Hamilton, Hull & Byrd will begin to protect your rights from the moment you retain us. Our services include:
- Dealing with the police and federal drug agents on your behalf
- Negotiating with federal prosecutors
- Protecting your rights as a witness if you are asked to testify in a drug case
- Investigating the facts and advising you of potential defenses to any charges brought against you
- Representing you at bail and detention hearings
- Filing all appropriate motions to challenge the evidence against you
- Pursuing all available grounds to secure dismissal of the charges
- Aggressively representing you at trial
- Seeking the most lenient sentence if a sentencing becomes necessary
Do not wait until you are arrested or charged. Contact Hamilton, Hull & Byrd immediately if you have reason to believe you are suspected of a federal drug crime. Even if the police tell you that you are not a suspect or that you are only being asked to provide information about someone else, saying the wrong thing can lead to a criminal charge.
As soon as you are contacted by the police, the first and last words you say should be “I will not talk to you until I speak to my attorney.” If you are arrested, you should call an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. That will be the most important telephone call you ever make.
About 40 percent of all federal prosecutions are for drug crimes. Most of those crimes involve distribution, possession with intent to distribute, or conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The attorneys at Hamilton, Hull & Byrd have years of experience representing defendants charged with those crimes, as well as prescription fraud and other federal drug offenses.
Federal drug charges are among the most difficult crimes to defend. You do not want to trust your fate to a lawyer who lacks experience in federal court. When you hire Hamilton, Hull & Byrd, you will be represented by a criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle federal charges involving controlled substances, including:
- Crack cocaine
- Powder cocaine
- Oxycodone and other narcotics
- LSD, mushrooms, and other hallucinogens
- And all other federal controlled substances