Under the Controlled Substances Act, the Federal Government may create and enforce drug laws pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
Since no member of congress can afford to be viewed as “soft on drugs,” Federal drug laws remain extremely harsh. Mandatory minimum sentences often make plea bargains impossible or unwise, meaning that a jury trial is inevitable.
Making matters worse for defendants, the DEA, FBI, and ONDCP have ample resources, allowing them to collect video, audio, and electronic evidence to build their case.
A tough experienced attorney with a mastery of the Federal Rules of Evidence can make all the difference. If an attorney can successfully challenge search warrants, wiretaps, and electronic interceptions, the government will be left with little evidence to use at trial.
For a free, confidential case review of a federal drug crime case, call Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano: 617-858-1529.