Baltimore Federal Drug Charge Lawyer
Proven Federal Drug Crime Defense in Baltimore, Maryland & Washington, D.C.
Many federal drug charges carry harsh mandatory minimum sentencing penalties if one is convicted. The federal system allows few opportunities for probation and no chance of parole. As soon as you learn you are a person of interest in a federal drug crime investigation, it is imperative to speak with a legal professional recognized in this area of criminal defense.
The Baltimore federal drug crime attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP share nearly 100 years of combined experience representing clients facing the severity of a federal sentence. Our accomplished lawyers have represented clients charged with federal drug charges in various federal and Maryland State Circuit and District Courts.
If you are facing federal drug charges it is important to seek legal counsel as fast as possible. Call the Baltimore drug charge lawyer at Nathans & Ripke LLPto schedule a case review today!
What are the Types of Federal Drug Charges?
Nathans & Ripke LLP clients rely upon our ability to protect their interests during the investigation of a federal drug case, during pre-trial negotiations with the U.S. Attorney's Office at trial and on appeal, in cases involving:
- Importation of high volumes of controlled substances (drug trafficking)
- Manufacture or cultivation of methamphetamine or marijuana
- Conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, marijuana, heroin or meth
- Possession with intent to distribute large quantities of illegal drugs
- Distribution of hydrocodone or oxycontin
- Money Laundering
Our History With Federal Drug Cases
On December 19, 2012, a United States District Court jury in Greenbelt, Maryland acquitted Graci Bellosi after a four-week federal criminal trial. She was indicted on 10 federal criminal counts including prescription medication distribution, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft. She was found not guilty on every count. Had she not prevailed, she was looking at a federal sentencing guidelines range of 20-30 years.
Robert Biddle and Marisa Ruthven from Nathans & Ripke LLP served as co-counsel for Ms. Bellosi with another law firm. Robert Biddle was the lead forfeiture counsel and was successful with the aid of the other law firm in retrieving over $6,000,000 of seized assets pretrial.
The Baltimore federal drug charge attorneys at our firm know how to effectively represent clients through every stage of a federal drug prosecution. Their understanding of critical points in a federal investigation, as well as all facets of a federal drug crime, can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.