A Reputation Built On Honesty And Hard Work

Personalized service and solutions for your legal needs.

Providing An Aggressive Defense Against Federal Drug Crimes Charges

Drug crimes can result in federal charges in a variety of situations: perhaps the offender crossed state lines during the commission of the alleged offense; the quantity of drugs may be particularly large; drugs may have been shipped via the U.S. postal service; or federal law enforcement may have made the arrest.

Whatever scenario has resulted in you being charged with a federal drug crime, you need to act quickly to get legal advice from an experienced lawyer. The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe is led by a federal drug offense attorney with more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Illinois. Mr. Nathe can defend you against federal charges in and around DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, Kendall County and throughout the state.

Drug Offenses At The Federal Level

The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act, puts marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and all other drugs into one of five classes. The Act defines what activities are considered federal crimes and what the penalties will be for conviction. From our Naperville office, we defend clients against a broad range of crimes under the Act, such as:

  • Federal drug trafficking: manufacturing or distributing illicit drugs or prescription drugs
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug importation or exportation
  • Protected location crimes: distributing drugs to someone under age 21 or within a school zone

Federal drug crimes are often accompanied by a variety of related allegations. We offer powerful defense against related charges such as conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, tax evasion and all other offenses.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal law spells out the mandatory minimum and maximum sentences for a drug conviction in federal court. Penalties can be enhanced if the offense was committed in a school zone, for example. The complexity of the sentencing guidelines and the high-stakes nature of these cases make it important to hire an attorney who understands how to work within the system. You can rely on Philip Nathe, his ability to negotiate with prosecutors and his proven trial skills to protect you throughout your federal drug case. We know how to spot weaknesses in the case against you. If the case is strong, we will do everything we can to minimize the damage.

Discuss Your Case With A Knowledgeable Lawyer

If you are charged with a federal drug crime in Illinois, do not delay. Call 630-364-4621, toll free at 888-583-6197 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept Visa and MasterCard as payment for our services.