Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer
Mr. Dudley has extensive experience in defending federal drug crime cases. He has represented many defendants that have been charged with federal drug crimes, several of whom were charged under federal organized crime statutes.
Mr. Dudley is equipped to handle the most complex cases involving federal drug crime charges such as the possession, sale, distribution, trafficking, cultivating and manufacturing of a controlled substance. He has successfully defended against serious drug prosecutions across country, involving excessive amounts of:
He has also represented defendants charged with possession of equipment and chemicals intended for the production of a controlled substance.
Experienced Drug Crimes Attorney
If you are charged with or are under suspicion of committing a federal drug crime, you need the help of an experienced and aggressive federal drug crimes defense lawyer who is highly familiar with federal drug crime laws and with federal courts. The penalties for federal drug crimes are severe, especially if the defendant has prior offenses. In some cases, convictions can carry life sentences.
Mr. Dudley fights to get the charges against his clients reduced or eliminated. He has consistently secured acquittals, dismissals and other favorable outcomes for defendants, many of whom had substantial evidence against them.
He recognizes that the evidence is usually strong in federal drug cases and is always prepared for the challenge. For the most part, the federal government usually doesn’t prosecute small drug cases. It is very interested in prosecuting conspiracies such as RICO conspiracies, which require a significant amount of evidence.
Mr. Dudley has almost unparalleled experience with illegal search and seizure law and almost always finds ways to achieve the lowest possible sentence for his clients.
Contact a Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer Today
Choosing the right federal drug crimes attorney to defense your case is important. To schedule an initial consultation with Mr. Dudley, contact our offices today. He will evaluate the details of your case and explain all your legal options in depth. His experience is vast; Mr. Dudley is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, seven federal circuit courts of appeal, and he has also been admitted to practice in 44 federal district courts.
More About Drug Law
- Guide to Drug Crime Terminology
- Drug Distribution Vs Drug Trafficking
- Drug Trafficking Vs Drug Possession
Drug-Trafficking Defense: Selected Results
- U.S. v. L.C.: Defendant with multiple prior felony drug convictions arrested with several kilograms of cocaine on the table at which he was sitting when law-enforcement agents entered his hotel room. The jury found him NOT GUILTY on all charges.
- U.S. v. C.B.: Defendant allegedly delivered several kilograms of cocaine to an undercover DEA agent. The jury found him NOT GUILTY on all charges.
- U.S. v. L.C.: Defendant purportedly observed by police officers transporting over one kilogram of crack cocaine later seized by those officers. The jury found him NOT GUILTY on all charges.
- U.S. v. J.C.: Defendant attempted to receive over 100 kilograms of cocaine from undercover federal agents and later charged with being a drug kingpin under 18 U.S.C. section 848. The jury found him NOT GUILTY of the kingpin charges.
- U.S. v. J.G.: Defendant allegedly observed by federal agents in possession of several ounces of heroin. The jury found him NOT GUILTY on all charges.
- U.S. v. F.F.: Defendant arrested at residence with over ten kilograms of cocaine in a parked car on the property. The judge DISMISSED all charges at the end of the government’s case.
- U.S. v. T.A.: Defendant arrested leaving residence at which over 60 kilograms were seized. After a HUNG JURY, the charges were reduced and the defendant received a sentence of less than four years.
- U.S. v. L.E.: Defendant accused of being a major participant in a nationwide marijuana trafficking conspiracy. At trial, all the defendants were convicted except for him. After a HUNG JURY, he received only several months of imprisonment.
- U.S. v. A.G.: Defendant, owner of two liquor stores, arrested for allegedly supplying an undercover informant with pseudoephedrine and charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine. He was also charged with carrying a firearm during the crime. At trial, the judge DISMISSED the methamphetamine counts and the jury found him NOT GUILTY of the gun offense.
- U.S. v. U.F.: Defendant arrested in house with large quantity of crack cocaine. During trial, the government DISMISSED the indictment and the defendant pleaded guilty to one lesser charge, receiving only several months of imprisonment.
- U.S. v. J.L.: Defendant, previously convicted of being a drug kingpin under federal law, was charged with conspiring to purchase large quantity of cocaine. After the defense presented substantial evidence of government entrapment, the prosecution DISMISSED the indictment and the defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, receiving only three years of imprisonment.
- U.S. v. M.G.: Defendant charged in an international conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Based upon information produced by the defense investigation, the government DISMISSED all drug charges and the defendant later received a term of PROBATION with no prison time.
- People v. F.G.: Defendant arrested in a house with 300 kilograms of cocaine. At trial, the court DISMISSED the quantity enhancement. The defendant later received a sentence of four years, serving half of it.
- People v. C.F.: Defendant arrested at his residence where police found large quantities of many drugs. The denial of his motion to suppress evidence was REVERSED on appeal and his case was subsequently DISMISSED.
- State v. J.S.: Owner of major music company arrested in car with quantities of multiple controlled substances. Defense investigation was able to show that, in all likelihood, the police had planted those drugs in the vehicle. Consequently, the district attorney DISMISSED all charges.
- U.S. v. R.U.: Defendant, who owned an auto repair shop, was accused of supplying a nationwide PCP manufacturing ring with chemicals. Pursuant to a pre-indictment agreement, the defendant received PROBATION with no prison time.
- U.S. v. K.P.: Defendant accused of supervising the distribution of several hundred kilograms of cocaine in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Pursuant to a negotiated settlement, the defendant received a sentence of less than three years.
- U.S. v. S.G.: Defendant, a well-known rapper, arrested unloading several hundred pounds of marijuana from a vehicle into his house. After pleading guilty to a marijuana conspiracy charge, the defendant received only six months of actual prison time.
- U.S. v. P.T.: Defendant arrested transporting a large quantity of ecstacy from California to Arizona. After pleading guilty to an ecstacy conspiracy charge, the defendant received only six months of actual prison time.
- U.S. v. C.B.: In a case which received nationwide publicity because the Nicaraguan informant had previously distributed tons of cocaine in the United States while working for the CIA, the defendant was accused of attempting to purchase 100 kilograms of cocaine from that informant. After pleading guilty, over government objection, the defendant received a prison term of only six and one-half years.
- U.S. v. G.L.: Defendant was accused of importing tens of thousands of ecstacy hits into the United States and attempting to kill the government’s key witness. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the defendant received a prison term of only seven years.
- U.S. v. R.L.: Defendant accused of distributing several hundred kilograms of cocaine in Nashville, Tennessee. Over government objection, the defendant was sentenced to less than five years in prison.
- U.S. v. A.R.: Defendant accused of violating federal kingpin laws by organizing a group which distributed over 500 kilograms of cocaine in the area of Kansas City, Missouri. Via settlement negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to a lesser conspiracy charge and, over government objection, received a prison term of only eight years.
- U.S. v. U.J.: Defendant indicted for participating in a large cocaine and marijuana trafficking conspiracy. Through a negotiated settlement, the defendant pleaded guilty to possessing over 100 kilograms of marijuana in exchange for the dismissal of the cocaine and other charges. At sentencing, he received a prison term of only eighteen months.
- People v. J.R.: Defendant arrested for possession of 200 pounds of marijuana. Over the prosecution’s objection, the judge was persuaded to sentence him to PROBATION with no jail time.
- People v. J.D.: Defendant arrested in possession of one kilogram of cocaine and two pounds of methamphetamine. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the defendant received a term of PROBATION with no jail time.
- State v. W.A.: Defendant arrested when leaving their house at which police found 12 kilograms of cocaine. Through a negotiated plea agreement, the defendant received DEFERRED ADJUDICATION with no custody time.
- State v. F.J.: Defendant, who had multiple prior convictions for narcotics offenses and violent crimes, was arrested after police observed him in possession of two gallons of PCP. As part of a negotiated settlement, the defendant received a non-aggravated prison tem of four years, serving only one.