Drug Charges In Federal Court
More serious drug charges are often handled in the federal courts. Cincinnati is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, but we also represent clients in the federal courts of Indiana and Kentucky. Here the defendant faces a United States attorney's office instead of a local district attorney, county attorney or state attorney. While the state court system features many fine prosecutors, federal attorneys have access to vast resources and manpower that the state system simply does not have. Moreover, the process can be more drawn out and penalties can be more severe, with mandatory minimums and potentially incarceration in a high-security federal penitentiary.
These many challenges are to be taken with grave seriousness because of the life-changing nature of the charges and penalties. At the Law Offices of Ravert J. Clark, we believe that a criminal defense attorney with experience in the federal court is an absolute necessity when facing federal charges including those involving drugs. We have experience defending against drug charges in the state criminal courts and federal courts. We skillfully conduct our own independent investigation, assertively defend you in federal court and ensure that all of your rights and freedoms are protected under the law. To arrange a free consultation, call 513-854-3810.
Why Your Case Is In Federal Court
There can be any number of reasons why your drug case is in federal court. These include:
- The U.S. attorney's office wants the case because of the quantity or quality of the evidence
- One of the federal agencies is running the investigation
- There are ties a larger criminal organization that is or is not in Ohio
- There is drug manufacturing involved
- The type of drug and the quantity involved
- There may be other serious charges or weapons involved
You May Be Subject Of An Investigation And Not Know It
Federal drug charges can often involve long investigations where the individual potentially charged may not even be aware that they are being investigated. If you suspect this is happening, it is always the best course of action to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with how the federal system works. This enables us to start building your defense with the same care and thought that the prosecution is putting into their case. Regardless of the circumstances, we always work towards the best possible outcome for our clients.