If you are accused of cultivating marijuana or manufacturing a drug through a chemical process, you could be facing federal or state charges. Distribution of controlled substances can also be charged harshly and so it is extremely important that you have a strong legal representative on your side if you were accused of this offense.
In the most serious drug crime cases
, you could be charged with a federal drug crime
. When the crime involves trafficking controlled substances across state lines or country borders or distributing the drugs across the country, the case could move from the state level to the federal level. This means that you will be up against such government organizations as the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Not every attorney is able to handle federal cases, so it is imperative that you choose a legal representative with experience in these types of offenses to defend you.