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Utah Lawyer for Federal Drug Distribution Charges

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When it comes to drug distribution charges, you would be much better off facing such charges in Utah state courts than in federal court.  Why?  Because federal drug distribution laws have minimum mandatory minimum sentencing laws that force judges to place those convicted of drug distribution in prison for years and years. For that reason it is so important that you get a Utah lawyer for federal drug distribution charges.  Those minimum mandatory laws include the following and apply to convictions for manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance; or creating, distributing, or dispensing, or

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Federal drug distribution charges carry minimum mandatory sentences.

possessing with intent to distribute or dispense a counterfeit substance:

  • LSD: A  first conviction for 1 gram to less than 10 grams is a minimum 5 year prison sentence.  More than 10 grams – 10 years.  Second and subsequent offenses for 1 to 10 grams – 10 years.  Second offense more than 10 grams – 20 years.  Third offense more than 10 grams – life in prison.
  • Marijuana: 100 plants or 100 kilos but less than 1000 plants or 1000 kilos first offense – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years.  1000 plants or 1000 kilos – 10 years, second offense – 10 years; third offense – life.
  • Crack: first offense for 28 grams but less than 280 – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years.  First offense for 280 grams or more – 10 years; second offense – 20 years; third offense – life.
  • Cocaine – first offense for 500 grams to 5 kilos – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years.  First offense for more than 5 kilos – 10 years; second offense – 20 years; third offense – life.
  • Heroin – first offense for 100 grams to 1 kilo – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years. First offense for more than a kilo – 10 years; second offense – 20 years; third offense – life.
  • Meth – first offense for 5 grams to 50 grams – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years.  First offense for more than 50 grams – 10 years; second offense – 20 years; third offense – life.
  • PCP – first offense for 10 to 100 grams – 5 years; second and subsequent offenses – 10 years.  First offense for more than 50 grams – 10 years; second offense – 20 years; third offense – life.

You can probably see why being charged with a drug distribution offense in federal court is so serious.  Prison time is mandatory and your best hope is a Utah lawyer for federal drug distribution charges like those found at Salcido Law Firm.

Experienced Federal Drug Defense Attorneys

Talk to a Utah lawyer for federal drug distribution charges today.  We have been involved in some of the biggest federal drug cases that Utah has ever seen and have the experience you’ll need to fight hard on your behalf.  Call us, your Utah drug distribution defense lawyers at 801.413.1753 for a free consultation.