Federal Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in New Jersey

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Federal drug criminal charges may be triggered when the authorities contend that controlled substances (including prescription narcotics dispensed without a prescription) were transported illegally across state lines.

Contact The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf if you have been charged with a federal drug crime. From his New Jersey office, Mr. Schlendorf handles federal cases nationwide.

When Should I Call a Lawyer?

People sometimes ask when the best time is to bring a lawyer in on a developing federal drug case. The simple and direct answer: as soon as you know you are under investigation — or, if not then, immediately after your arrest.

There is no time to waste. Certain phases of a federal drug possession or trafficking charge case quickly lead down the path of no return. The window of opportunity for avoiding drug charges or getting charges dropped closes quickly and closes hard.

What Is At Stake In a Federal Case?

Federal sentencing guidelines are sometimes referred to as draconian. They may result in long periods of incarceration even for nonviolent offenders who may have been victims of circumstance. Years in prison will alter your life forever. Return to a normal life after release from jail or prison is difficult.

Attorney David Schlendorf does not judge potential clients' motives or character. The reasons for your federal charges may range from a set-up by a boyfriend or girlfriend to an addiction out of control. You may even have fallen into the trap of passing drugs from friend to friend as a favor, which then proceeded to passing money back and forth and eventually escalated into full-scale drug dealing. Whatever the facts, your federal drug crime defense lawyer's job is to ensure that your constitutional rights to freedom from unlawful search and seizure are not trampled as a result of an overzealous crackdown.

Contact an Ocean County Lawyer Who Knows How To Help

Discuss your federal drug crime charges in confidentiality with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Contact attorney David Schlendorf to schedule a consultation.