Determining The Sentence For A Federal Drug Crime
At Hark and Hark, we fight for our clients, closely monitoring the charging and sentencing process to ensure that if the conversion negatively impacts our clients, it is challenged and carried out legally. If the conversion escalates sentencing without reason, we will zealously advocate to see your rights protected and the charges reduced as low as possible.
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Any federal conviction for violating 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(B), or (b)(1)(C) carries with it a serious drug weight conversion component. All federal narcotics offenses equated to how many grams of marijuana the drug would equal and then the guideline sentence is calculated based upon the grams, pounds or kilograms of marijuana. This means that the charges against you could be quickly escalated based on the weight of the substance, making the situation much more grave.
These conversions touch almost all drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and narcotics.
Additionally, if there are multiple participants in the crime, it can become a matter of conspiracy where you face charges based on the weight possessed by several individuals and not just what you were carrying on your person.
These conversions and legal nuances have the potential to significantly escalate the nature of the charges and the sentencing you face. It is important that you have an attorney that understands the intricacies of the conversion schedule and how it impacts criminal proceedings.
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