Where drug crimes are concerned, an offense can fall under either state or federal jurisdiction. Most drug crimes are handled by the state, but some are taken to federal court depending on the circumstances. It may simply be that the offender was apprehended through federal investigation, such as those conducted by the Drug Enhancement Association (DEA), or the offense may have involved the vast amounts of illegal substances and was therefore taken to federal court.

Federal drug crimes include all types of drug charges. A person could face federal charges for possession, manufacture, distribution, importation or trafficking of any type of illegal substance. When these situations are handled by the state, there is a higher possibility for leniency. The federal government is not known to show such mercy. Federal convictions often lack any chance for parole and require a much higher caliber of legal defense. Need an attorney for drug charges? Aim to find the best drug lawyer in Phoenix. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a federal drug crime, make sure you hire a Phoenix drug lawyer with experience in the area of federal crimes and defense. Otherwise, your life may be turned upside down due to a lengthy prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines.

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Looking for a drug attorney in Phoenix? For an attorney who can competently handle a defense case in federal court, call the offices of MayesTelles PLLC. Attorney J. Blake Mayes has extensive experience in trial cases, having handled numerous cases across the state of Arizona. His knowledge and understanding of criminal procedure could be the key to your defense. Attorney David V. Telles could also provide unique and valuable insight, having worked as a former prosecutor.

The legal team at MayesTelles PLLC could aggressively and skillfully fight for your freedom from false charges, so call now if you have been accused of a federal drug crime. We will stop at nothing to defend you from penalties that you do not deserve to pay.

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