Ever since the 1970s, when ex-President Nixon declared the "war on drugs," prosecution for federal drug crimes has been a dominant presence in our country. From an increased presence of drug enforcement agencies to harsher punishments handed down in legislation, our federal government has tried to make good on its promise to deliver swift justice to those who violate federal drug laws.

But while times are changing, and we're starting to see leniency for certain drug offenses, those who are accused of committing a federal drug crime still face a serious situation.

Prosecutors oftentimes try to push litigation along quickly, giving defendants less time to build a defense. And depending on the type of drug found in a person's possession and how much, fines and jail time are typically higher as well, making defendants feel like their only option is to accept a plea deal instead of risking thousands of dollars in fines and a decade or more in prison.

Federal Law Can Trump State Law You Should Be Prepared When It Does

Though most drug crime cases are handled at the state level, there are a few exceptions to the rule in which the federal government will take action such as when possession of a drug exceeds a certain amount or an illegal drug is being manufactured and sold.

When federal laws apply, the stakes become higher and you need to be prepared to address the situation properly.

Our criminal defense lawyers understand the gravity of your situation because we have handled numerous drug crime cases over the years, including federal and state cases. We know that the best offense starts with a good defense that is what we provide clients in Winston-Salem, the Triad, across Forsyth County and throughout North Carolina.

Don't Risk Your Future Freedoms Start Building Your Defense Today

When you call Greenwood Law, you're contacting a law firm that is truly empathetic toward your situation and wants to tell your side of the story. We will use our good rapport with the district attorney and judges to get your story heard. We will get in there, and fight if necessary, as we care about getting you the best outcome possible.

If you are facing a federal drug charge, your situation is serious and requires committed representation. We encourage you to contact our Winston-Salem office at 336-794-6138. See the difference building a proper defense can make.