CRIMINAL DEFENSENarcotics Charges
- Simple Possession of a Substance
- Distribution of a Controlled Substance
- Possession with Intent to Deliver
- Conspiracy to Distribute
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
- Possession w/ violent felony conviction
- Possession during a felony
- Possession during a violent felony
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
DISTRIBUTION, SALE, OR DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Narcotic distribution, drug distribution, cases involve many different scenarios. The most common tactic used by law enforcement agencies is the employment of a confidential informant to attempt to purchase narcotics. Another commonly used method is the use of an undercover officer who poses as a buyer. In all cases, the Government is alleging that the accused transferred drugs to another individual. Although the alleged transaction for drugs usually involves the exchange of money, it does not have to be an actual sale.
The Attorneys at The Simms Firm, PLC have tried hundreds of distribution cases. There are many strong defenses that can be raised to defend you if you have been arrested for distribution. Our attorneys can discredit confidential informants and expose their criminal records and bias. Most confidential informants are untrustworthy and jurors need to be informed of this fact. Many confidential informants have been promised leniency for crimes they have been arrested for in exchange for their testimony against the accused. Furthermore, many confidential informants are still addicts that have been paid by law enforcement officers for providing information/evidence. We can expose these agreements during a trial and discredit the informant’s biased testimony.
Moreover, if the officers failed to recover any “buy money” (money supplied by officers to the confidential informant to attempt to purchase narcotics), then their case is inherently weaker. If the officers failed to keep constant surveillance of the confidential informant, then the case against you is inherently weaker.