The McKay Law Firm: Your St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are facing charges on a federal drug charge, you will want to immediately contact a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer to avoid facing maximum sentencing requirements. Even a first federal offense for manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute, can mean as long as ten years in prison and even longer if someone is injured during the commission of the crime.

Someone who is convicted of possession of 50 g+ methamphetamine could face federal charges for distribution or possession. While there are some instances where these charges could result in five years’ incarceration, the consequences of a federal drug charge are significant.

Life after federal conviction

Once you have served a significant period of time in prison for a federal drug crime you will face many obstacles including:

  • Restoration of voting rights – in order to regain the right to vote you will have to finish any probationary period and pay all fines.
  • Firearms rights – you may lose your right to own a firearm and if found with one you could face additional felony charges.
  • Lifetime of felony acknowledgement – job applications, loan applications and even apartment building owners may ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. If you have to answer yes, your job prospects as well as where you can find a home may be at risk if you are convicted of a felony.

Whether you are facing federal drug charges, charges of embezzlement or other white collar crimes that may involve a federal conviction, you need an attorney who can fight for your rights. Do not take these charges lightly as they will have a lasting impact on your freedom and your life. Contact The McKay Law Firm if you are facing felony charges and let us help fight for your freedom and your future.