“When I was arrested by the Feds on Drug Conspiracy charges, they told me I was facing mandatory life in federal prison without the possibility of parole. I knew that I was innocent, but I was scared . . . so I knew that I would have to find a lawyer who was not afraid of the Feds and would take my case to trial. I chose Greg Robey because he is a fighter. After over 2 weeks in a federal jury trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. My family and I am forever grateful to Mr. Robey.” -L.B., Mansfield, Ohio
A few days ago, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. sentenced Ohio man Michael T. McGee, 43, to 262 months in prison. After a three-day jury trial, the Steubenville defendant was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. McGee also has prior convictions for armed robbery and cocaine and marijuana trafficking.
If you are arrested for a drug crime — possession, distribution, trafficking — seek professional legal help. Depending on the drug and quantity, you could be facing multiple charges, which could result in a lengthy prison sentence like the one that Michael T. McGee received.
To improve your chances of avoiding a drug crime conviction, follow the tips below:
Drug charges can have serious consequences. And remember, if you have a previous drug conviction, are caught selling to a minor or distributing within 1000 feet of a school or 100 feet of a juvenile, your charge could be upgraded and your prison time and fines increased. An attorney can advocate for you throughout the process and help minimize the penalties you face.