Trial-Proven Federal Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

An arrest in connection with a drug crime in Staten Island or Brooklyn can wind up in federal court. Many local arrests catch the attention of federal officials. In other situations, federal agents may be involved in a drug crime operation from the outset. If a drug crime is pursued in federal court, the stakes are significantly higher.

Extensive Knowledge In All Aspects Of Federal Drug Crimes

The federal sentencing guidelines provide lengthy prison sentences, including mandatory minimums for many drug offenses. If you are facing an investigation or indictment for a federal drug crime, you need a lawyer who has deep knowledge of the rules, procedures and sentencing guidelines that apply in federal court. Moreover, you need a lawyer who will work tirelessly to defend your rights every step of the way.

Criminal defense lawyer Leo V. Duval has a different approach to the law from most other attorneys. He takes his role as your defender seriously and personally. He does not tell clients what they want to hear just to win them over as clients. He seeks to create a bond with his clients and tells them what they need to hear. Through forming a strong attorney-client relationship, he teams up with his clients to fight the power of the government together.

Leo V. Duval, Attorney at Law, in Staten Island, New York, goes the extra mile to provide a zealous criminal defense. He does not take the police reports and evidence offered by the prosecution at face value. A comprehensive criminal defense may require hard work in all phases of the criminal process. Attorney Duval has been known to work with federal agents to protect the interests of his clients. He convinced investigators to reopen the probe into a federal drug trafficking investigation, leading to the dismissal of a federal indictment against a client.

He draws on his vast knowledge of how to build a criminal defense and is prepared to handle all manner of federal drug crimes, including accusations of:

  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug possession
  • Collateral offenses, including weapons charges and money laundering

Use Of Federal Safety Valve Considerations Regarding Drug Crime Sentencing

The statutory minimum sentence under the federal sentencing guidelines can be severe. However, the United States Code allows for leniency in certain cases when it comes to conviction for drug offenses. Under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(f), federal judges can allow for a sentence underneath the statutory minimum if you only have a minimal criminal history, you are not a violent offender, and you have been truthful in answering questions concerning your offense. This is known as a safety valve consideration.

Attorney Leo Duval will explore your every legal option when you face drug charges. He will fight to minimize or even eliminate consequences that arise due to a drug arrest through use of the safety valve and other tools available in the federal courts.

Turn To A Trusted Lawyer For A Zealous Defense

Leo V. Duval is available 24/7 for individuals accused of federal drug charges. To learn how he can help you protect your rights, send a message using the online contact form, or call 347-690-1777. Reasonable payment options are available. The initial consultation is free.