Federal Drug Charges
Our Portland law firm provides representation to people facing federal drug charges. When you are facing federal drug charges in Portland, it is important to work with an attorney who has an understanding of the significant differences between litigating your case in state and federal courts.
As a federal criminal defense attorney at Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., with nearly 20 years of experience, I possess a deep understanding of the federal system and am skilled at providing aggressive defense strategies to fight serious consequences. I am also known for my unwavering pursuit of justice for my clients.
An Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney With the Federal Experience You Need
Federal prosecutors are very thorough. Moreover, discovery, investigation and litigation of federal drug cases, such as drug possession, trafficking, sales and manufacture, can be extremely complicated and intense. It is important to work with an attorney who is experienced at handling these kinds of cases, which may involve challenging the admission of evidence on the basis of improper search and seizure or other processes, as well as the testimony of skilled FBI agents who have sophisticated technological equipment at their disposal.
With the help of my skilled legal staff, I will carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, and gather supporting evidence to build your defense. I am also skilled at using technology to give my oral argument presentation maximum impact.
When I go to trial to protect my clients’ rights and freedom, the gloves come off. When I go to trial, I am there to win. I have earned a reputation for refusing to back down when it comes to advocating for a fair trial for my client.
Len Bias Offenses
Len Bias played basketball for the University of Maryland and was drafted first or second by the Boston Celtics. One evening, he did cocaine while partying with some of his friends and died. The United States legislature responded by making it a federal crime to sell drugs that subsequently result in a death, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison for conviction, regardless of the amount of drugs sold.
Oregon’s federal prosecutor prosecutes several cases involving Len Bias offenses every year. Due to the extremely severe consequences for conviction of a Len Bias offense, these cases are always very intense. It is absolutely critical that you work with an attorney who understands these charges inside and out. I have handled several of these cases, including one case that was the result of two deaths, making me one of the most experienced lawyers in Oregon in this context.