Portland Drug Charge Defense Attorneys
Federal crimes – crimes charged and prosecuted in federal court instead of state court – tend to be more serious in terms of potential penalties, including fines and prison sentences.
Federal criminal defense is often more serious and complex than state criminal defense. The rules of procedure are different from the rules in state criminal courts. Trial and plea negotiation strategies are different. There is often less room for negotiating with the prosecutor's office due to rules related to the federal sentencing guidelines, and a variety of complex mandatory minimum sentencing provisions.
If you have been charged with a federal crime or are being prosecuted in federal court, you have a greater chance of success with the help of criminal defense lawyers who know the federal system. The attorneys at the law firm of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. are licensed to practice in federal court. Managing shareholder Andrew M. Kohlmetz has focused his practice on representing clients faced with federal criminal accusations since 2005. With decades of experience on our side, we know how to achieve results in challenging federal criminal defense cases.
Defense Against All Federal Criminal Charges
We have successfully defended against federal criminal charges of all types, including federal drug offenses such as:
- Drug possession and possession with intent
- Drug distribution and manufacture
- Cocaine and crack offenses
- Methamphetamine offenses
- Marijuana offenses
- Heroin, ecstasy and pharmaceutical offenses
- Len Bias Cases
We have successfully defended against federal firearm and weapon offenses, including:
We have successfully defended against federal child pornography charges, including:
We also defend against all other federal charges, including:
- Bank and mortgage fraud
- Identity theft and credit card fraud
- Bank robbery and armed robbery
- Kidnapping and human trafficking
- Immigration offenses
- Wildlife offenses
First-Time Offenders in Federal Court
Our federal criminal defense attorneys have advanced experience representing first-time offenders in federal court. First-time offenders in federal court may be eligible for relief from the strict mandatory minimum sentences via a sentencing provision commonly referred to as "The Safety Valve." The attorneys at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan can assist in arguing to the prosecution or to the court for relief from an otherwise mandatory minimum sentence of five or more years under the provisions of "The Safety Valve." There also exists a little known and seldom utilized Department of Justice diversion program that may be available to certain first-time offenders.
Contact Us for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation
Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced Oregon federal criminal defense attorney, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.