Drug Sale Defense in New Mexico
Drug sale crimes are under the same drug crime laws as drug trafficking and drug manufacturing, all of which have very serious penalties attached to conviction. Any type of drug crime charge requires skilled and experienced representation from an Albuquerque drug crime attorney, and drug sale charges are no different.
ABQ Drug Sale Charges and Penalties
Under the law, the sale of drugs is the sale of any type of illegal drug or controlled substance. A drug sale crime may be considered either a state or federal charge depending on the circumstances.
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If you are convicted, the penalties depend upon whether the charge comes from the state or federal courts. Under state law, drug sale crimes are a 2nd degree felony and come with a penalty of up to 9 years in prison.
Federal courts have minimum mandatory sentences, meaning that if you are convicted you will spend time in prison. The sentencing time you receive depends upon the amount of drugs that can be attributed to you, any previous criminal convictions and other matters unique to your case. You could spend up to 40 years in prison.
Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side in Albuquerque, NM
If you are facing drug sale charges in New Mexico, you need aggressive and thorough representation from Erlinda Ocampo Johson. Ms. Johnson has many years of experience as an Albuquerque drug crime defense lawyer from which to draw in addition to her nearly 12 years serving in the state and federal prosecutors’ offices. She understands how to build a strong case in your defense for the best outcome possible.
Ms. Johnson works with an expert consultant from HR Legal Consultants on every drug crime case. You will have the expertise of Ms. Johnson and the drug crime expert, usually a former federal narcotics enforcement agent, on your side. This expert consultation is built into your fee.
Contact the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, LLC for a strong defense from an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer against criminal drug sale charges in Albuquerque.
The Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson does not handle any case involving crimes against children or minors.