Federal criminal defense attorney Jonathan Laurans has extensive experience in Federal court defending those charged with the unlawful possession of, use of, or intent to distribute controlled substances. Mr. Laurans has defended over two hundred cases brought by federal agencies including the FBI and DEA. If you are being contacted by a Federal agent regarding possible involvement with the possession, use, or distribution of any controlled substance, or are being accused of conspiracy to commit a drug crime, please contact Federal criminal defense attorney Jonathan Laurans immediately.
Possession or Use of a Controlled Substance
Sale or Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Cultivation of Marijuana
Conspiracy to Traffic or Distribute a Controlled Substance
The Sale or Manufacture of Methamphetamine or other Controlled Substance
Interstate or International Transportation of a Controlled Substance
Illegally Writing Prescriptions for Opiates or Other Controlled Substances
Federal drug cases are unique in that the accused is often contacted before federal charges are formally filed against them. This can be a trap for the unwary, as Federal investigators are not obligated to inform a suspect of his or her legal rights unless the suspect is formally placed “under arrest.” To circumvent this status, investigators often conduct their interviews in the residences or places of employment of their targets. Instead of talking, a suspect should always politely decline to say anything at all, and should immediately hire legal counsel who can give the accused proper counseling and advocacy in their defense.