Top-Shelf Criminal Defense Representation

Helping You Avoid Life-Changing Penalties For Drug Crimes

A conviction for federal drug crimes can completely change your life. Many of these crimes lead to months – if not years – in prison and fines reaching thousands of dollars. Do not face federal drug charges alone. An aggressive attorney can help keep your rights protected and bolster your case.

Steven M. Frey has over 30 years defending individuals charged with serious crimes. He knows what it takes to develop a strong case and aggressively defend you in court. The Frey Law Firm provides legal assistance to clients throughout Clayton County and the Atlanta metropolitan area.

What Types Of Federal Drug Charges Can The Frey Law Firm Handle?

Federal drug charges vary in severity. Attorney Frey can assist you with any drug-related federal charges, including:

  • Prescription drug fraud, doctor shopping or unauthorized possession of prescriptions
  • Drug trafficking or drug distribution charges, whether interstate or international
  • The illegal cultivation of marijuana or methamphetamine manufacturing
  • Charges related to firearms seized with Schedule I or Schedule II drugs like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl
  • Money laundering accusations connected to assorted drug offenses

Attorney Frey will fight to protect your rights. His goal is to limit the legal repercussions and collateral damage to you, your family, your career and your finances. He can also represent you against federal asset forfeiture proceedings related to drug charges.

When Does A Drug Charge Become Federal?

Many drug crimes are handled at the state level, but a case can become federal under many circumstances, including when:

  • International or state borders were crossed.
  • Large quantities of drugs are involved.
  • The investigation involves the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for any reason.
  • There are allegations of connections to organized crime.
  • The alleged offense involves high-profile Schedule I or II drugs.
  • The defendant has previous convictions for drug crimes.

In federal cases, a grand jury is often convened to review evidence and determine if there is enough probable cause to issue an indictment. If the prosecution is successful, as it usually is, a warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest. That starts the defense process in earnest.

Why Hire A Drug Crimes Attorney As Soon As Possible?

The more proactive you are in addressing federal drug charges, the better. Attorney Frey can examine the evidence against you to look for weak points and make sure that your rights are protected. In some cases, it may be possible to have charges dropped or at least convince the prosecution to pursue lesser charges.

Serious Charges Call For Diligent Representation

Attorney Frey can assist you with federal charges for drug crimes such as distribution, trafficking, importation, possession and manufacturing. While penalties for conviction of these crimes can vary, they are always serious. Depending on the amount and type of controlled substance involved, you may face the following consequences:

  • Trafficking of a Schedule II substance such as cocaine or heroin – No less than five years in prison for a first offense, no less than 10 years if it is your second offense.
  • Possession of a controlled substance – For your first offense, up to one year in prison and no less than $1,000 in fines. For your second offense, you could be incarcerated for up to two years.
  • Cultivation or manufacturing of marijuana – For less than 50 plants, you could see up to five years in prison.

Whatever your federal drug charge, The Frey Law Firm will fight to protect your rights and make sure zealous prosecutors do not overstep in their attempt to get you convicted.

Start Building Your Defense – Call Today

The sooner we evaluate your case, the better. Steven Frey will work hard for your best possible outcome against federal charges. Connect with our office by calling 770-676-1431. Or, send us an email to schedule your consultation.