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(EN) What is the difference between a federal drug charge and a “telephone count”?

Posted by Russell Babcock | Mar 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

¿Un cargo federal de drogas vs. “cuenta telefónica”?

(EN) What is the difference between a federal drug charge and a “telephone count”?

As I have explained in another blog, most federal drug charges carry severe penalties.
As experienced federal criminal defense lawyers, we will always explore the possibility of trying to obtain a “telepohone count” instead when a client wishes to plead guilty to a charge.

The advantage of a “telephone count” is that the judge can only give a sentence of four years as the worst possible sentence. A plea to transportation of even a small amount of methamphetamine, cocaine,  or heroin, can carry a minimum term of ten years imprisonment with a maximum of life.

It is not always possible to convince the government to allow an accused to plead to a charge for the unlawful use of a telephone. But as San Diego criminal defense lawyers, we have been successful in many cases.

I have more than thirty years of experience handling complex federal drug cases, including the largest seizure of cocaine on a boat as of the date of the case.

If you are accused of a federal drug crime, discuss with your attorney the possibility of pleading to a telphone count.

When your liberty is at peril, hire the best San Diego criminal defense attorney. Please call today for your free consultation.

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