Iowa Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a federal drug charge, you will have a lot of questions about your future, and are understandably worried about what will happen next. At the Berger Law Firm, P.C., Iowa federal drug conspiracy charge defense attorney Peter Berger understands your fear and anxiety. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Mr. Berger will take the time to listen to your concerns and learn about your situation.
It is very important with a federal indictment, especially where there are co-defendants, that you obtain immediate legal representation. The time factors involved can make a huge difference in the way your case is prosecuted, and what the ultimate penalty, if any, will be. Contact us online or call 515-288-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Urbandale (the West Des Moines area).
Internet Crimes and Other Federal Charges Carry Serious Penalties
Internet computer crime, especially child pornography, has become a major area of law enforcement. Agents are in chatrooms to identify IP addresses of persons trading and downloading certain types of pornography, especially child porn. Downloading prohibited photos and/or videos will usually result in a sentence range of at least five to 20 years in prison if charged and convicted in federal court. The number and types of photos or videos or other depictions, and whether there was actual photographing, selling, or “trading,” or even posting on the Internet are all significant factors. These factors determine whether charges will be filed at all. The “less serious” violations are prosecuted in state court, with the others resulting in federal indictment or complaints.
A conviction on any federal charge usually results in severe penalties, including time in prison much more severe than is seen in state court, but vigorous defense can make a large difference. On average, federal defendants who are sentenced following a guilty verdict or plea serve approximately 85 percent of their time. Being convicted of such a charge obviously has a lasting life impact. Defend yourself against these possible consequences! Attorney Peter Berger routinely handles federal cases in all of the federal districts of Iowa, including drug conspiracy cases, Internet pornography, and white collar crimes.
Experienced Representation From an Attorney Who Has Worked Both Sides
Attorney Peter Berger has more than 45 years of experience representing clients in Des Moines, throughout Iowa, and in other states as co-counsel or individually with leave of the court. As founder of the Berger Law Firm, P.C., he is ready to put that experience to work for you. He will be there when you need him. Mr. Berger believes in keeping clients informed about the case itself and involved in all decisions that need to be made along the way. Mr. Berger fights for you, from skillful plea negotiation to aggressive work in the courtroom.
Peter Berger truly understands criminal law, because he has seen it from both sides. Attorney Berger tried many criminal cases as a prosecutor. Now, he uses his knowledge of how the prosecution builds cases to design legal strategies for his clients. He understands the mindset of the opposition, as well as the methods they use to further their mission. He knows how to defend against them.
Contact a West Des Moines Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been federally charged with drug trafficking, an Internet crime, a white collar crime or any other federal crime, get the experienced legal help you need right away. Contact us online or call 515-288-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.