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Federal Defense

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Dana Hogle No Comments

The successful defense of a federal investigation or prosecution requires an attorney who understands the federal criminal justice system, from the agencies that conduct the investigations, to the United States Attorney’s Office, to the District and Circuit Courts in which the cases are heard. The attorneys at Law Offices of James E. Blatt have represented individuals under investigation and prosecution in federal court throughout the United States. We have the experience and expertise necessary to aggressively defend the charges against you.

Federal investigations and prosecutions can be particularly frightening. The United States government has almost unlimited resources and time to conduct their investigations, and many federal charges have mandatory minimum prison terms. The United States Sentencing Guidelines can be confusing to many. The federal system operates completely differently from most state prosecutions, and requires a completely different expertise.

Our attorneys understand federal prosecutions and are well prepared to formulate a winning strategy in a federal investigation or prosecution. Whether in a District Court in California or throughout the United States, we have the knowledge and experience to successfully represent those facing a federal investigation or prosecution.

Drug Possession

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Dana Hogle No Comments

California leads the nation for arrests of individuals possessing a controlled substance. A controlled substance is defined as illegal drugs that are classified by the government as being dangerous. According to the California Department of Corrections, of 160,000 prisoners, 20,000 are in jail or prison due to a drug offense. Drug possession typically goes hand in hand with drug sales. Drugs typically found in possession and/or sold on the street are: cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, PCP, heroin, LSD and ecstasy.

Oftentimes, if drugs are found in your possession you may be charged by law enforcement with drug sales (possession with intent to sell) as well, even if the drugs were for your own personal use. The differences in the charges that can be brought against you for drug crimes are extreme. You could be looking at a virtual slap on the wrist or a lifetime behind bars. Penalties for a drug charge are based on the type and amount of drug in your possession, intent to sell, or distribute, your past criminal arrests and the circumstances surrounding your case.

In the unfortunate circumstance that you have become entangled with the law due to a drug possession charge, you should hire a professional and qualified attorney. At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt our lawyers are very qualified due to their legal credentials and experience within the courtroom, and offer professional yet aggressive representation.

A lawyer can make all the difference in your drug possession case. A lawyer will attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dismissed altogether. An experienced lawyer will fight for your constitutional rights and will do everything possible to keep you out of jail.

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