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Federal Drug Conspiracy: The Aggressive Defense You Need

Last updated on November 16, 2023

The U.S. federal government continues to wage a war on drugs. If you or someone you love has been accused of a serious federal drug crime, like conspiracy, you need to prepare for battle.

Not all criminal defense attorneys have the skills in their arsenal to go up against federal prosecutors. Criminal trial attorney Matthew J. Mankey is prepared to defend you against federal drug conspiracy charges. With over two decades of experience and a long history of handling difficult federal cases, he will do everything he can to get you the best possible results. Mr. Mankey handles state and federal drug cases in the Minneapolis and the western suburbs area of Minnesota.

As soon as you know you are under investigation for drug conspiracy, call 612-424-9454. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

Understanding What You Are Up Against: Federal Conspiracy Charges

Conspiracy is a broad and complex federal crime. Federal law considers it a conspiracy when two or more people agree to commit a crime. Under 21 U.S.C. § 846, it is illegal to conspire to manufacture, distribute or possess with the intention to distribute any controlled substances. This means the government only has to prove that you intended to commit a federal drug crime with someone else, not that you actually did commit a crime.

A conviction of federal drug conspiracy will result in serious penalties, including a prison sentence and steep fines.

Defenses To Drug Conspiracy Charges

Federal drug conspiracy charges are challenging, but not impossible, to defend. This is because the government does not have to prove that you signed an agreement to commit a drug crime or even that you’ve ever met your alleged co-conspirators. Simply having a conversation with someone about a drug offense can be considered a conspiracy by prosecutors.

As your lawyer, Matthew J. Mankey will push prosecutors to meet the burden of proof. He will not rest with the police reports; he conducts his own investigations, interviews witnesses and double-checks evidence through the use of our laboratories.

Federal agents are quick to arrest anyone they think might be involved in a drug crime. Conspiracies can lead to the arrests of many innocent people because it is tough for police to determine exactly who is involved in a drug network and how, and so they cast a wide net.

Timing Is Critical, Contact Us Now

Mr. Mankey will aim to get your case dismissed before it goes any further in the criminal process. This is why it is critical to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Conspiracy cases are often based on little hard evidence, and Mr. Mankey has the experience to discredit unsubstantiated charges. He is prepared to fight for your rights and your freedom.

To discuss your options with Mr. Mankey, call 612-424-9454 or send an email and request a free and confidential criminal defense consultation.