Lexington Federal Crimes Defense Lawyers
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Federal crimes are unique from state crimes in that they involve a violation of Acts implemented by the US Congress. Rather than involving state-specific offenses, federal crimes impact the entire country, thus making the consequences for federal offenses extremely serious. If you’ve been charged with a drug or sex-related federal crime, you need the aggressive defense of our Lexington federal crimes defense attorneys to represent you in federal court.
We take the time to listen thoroughly to your side of the story, and then take the details of your case to build a powerful defense. We obtain 40+ years of experience defending those accused of even the most serious federal drug and sex crimes and we have earned an excellent track record of winning cases over the years.
Contact us online or call (859) 951-3112 to set up an appointment with our federal drug and sex crime defense attorneys!
Federal Drug Crimes Facts
It is illegal to possess, distribute, manufacture or traffic a controlled substance. Drugs are deemed illegal under the Controlled Substance Act based on factors including, but not limited to:
- the actual or relative potential for abuse.
- scientific evidence of the pharmacological effect, if known.
- the state of current scientific knowledge regarding the drug or other substance.
- the history and current pattern of abuse.
- the scope, duration, and significance of abuse.
- what, if any, risk there is to the public health.
Federal Drug Scheduling
Drug schedules are organized based on the drug’s accepted medical use and its potential for abuse or dependency. The following describes the five drug schedules and some examples for each:
Schedule I: Drugs, substances or chemicals with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: Heroin, LSD, marijuana and ecstasy.
Schedule II: Drugs, substances or chemicals with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are: Vicodin, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, Adderall and Ritalin.
Schedule III: Drugs, substances or chemicals with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. The abuse potential for Schedule III drugs is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs are: Tylenol with codeine, katamine, anabolic steroids and testosterone.
Schedule IV: Drugs, substances, or chemicals with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are: Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium and Ativan.
Schedule V: Drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are: Robitussin AC, Motofen, Lyrica, Lomotil and Parepectolin.
If you’ve been arrested for a federal drug crime, do not wait any longer. Contact Bleile & Dawson at (859) 951-3112 today!
Federal Sex Crimes Facts
Federal sex crimes are among the most serious offenses, therefore federal courts attempt to do everything in their power to prevent and prosecute such crimes. Not only could a conviction ruin your livelihood and reputation, but you must also register as a sex offender. This means that your offense will be made public so that anyone can access your identifiable information as well as the crime you committed.
As a result, you may have difficulty maintaining a relationship with your loved ones as well as securing a job and housing. Our federal crimes defense lawyers direct their energy and time to the facts and details of your case to best prevent you from experiencing the life-changing difficulties associated with a conviction. We evaluate your situation for any “holes,” or missing pieces needed to lawfully convict you and strategize a hard-hitting case that includes powerful defenses to the prosecution’s anticipated attacks.
Types of Federal Sex Crimes
There are two categories for federal sex offenses: Sexual abuse and child pornography. Federal sex offenses carry the highest degree of severity and may be punished as such. These crimes include:
- Aggravated sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse (including that which involves a minor or ward)
- Abusive sexual contact
- Any of the above offenses that result in death
- Knowingly failing to register or update information required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)
Penalties for Federal Sex Crimes
Depending on the type and seriousness level of your alleged offense, you may be punished with a mandatory minimum sentence:
10 years imprisonment
- Sex Trafficking of a minor
- Solicitation of minors for prostitution or criminal sexual activity
- Transportation of minors for prostitution or criminal sexual activity
15 years imprisonment
- Sex trafficking of a minor under 14 years of age or by force, fraud, or coercion
- Production of child pornography
40 years imprisonment
- Aggravated sexual abuse with children
- Selling or buying of children for pornography
Proven, Respected Federal Crimes Defense in Lexington, KY
Our ability to protect your rights and reputation is unparalleled. You can count on our federal crimes defense attorneys to dedicate their time, diligence and passion to your case regardless of how complex your charges may seem. We are prepared with the competence and resources needed to defend you in court and help prove your innocence.
Don’t risk losing your freedom: Retain our highly rated defense to best prevent that. Make an appointment with us online or by calling (859) 951-3112.