When you face charges, you’re looking at a future that is uncertain. It can be difficult to know what to expect in court, and the prosecution may be pushing hard for you to be penalized far more than you think is fair.
Federal penalties are particularly daunting since they often come with the threat of imprisonment. If you face them, it’s important for you to develop a defense with the help of your attorney.
Federal drug charges are not uncommon. Take, for example, this case. In Georgia, a $1.8 million drug bust has resulted in two men facing federal charges.
The men, 24 and 26, were both charged with the possession of a firearm while participating in the commission of a crime. These charges came after a four-month investigation by local, federal and state authorities.
They charged the men separately. Both of the men are alleged to have come to the country illegally and are accused of shipping and transporting firearms through interstate commerce. The Firearms listed included the Hi-Point CF380 pistol and Daewoo DP51 9mm.
Both of these men are suspects and believed to be involved in a criminal organization that distributes illegal narcotics and weapons within Hall County and other local areas.
This case is a good example of how simply moving items you’re not supposed to have between state lines can lead to a federal case. If you are accused of drug crimes, do your best to stand up for yourself and develop a defense with the support of your attorney. Doing this gives you the highest chance of minimizing the charge’s impact on your life.