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Missouri Federal and State Homicide and Violent Crime Lawyers

Missouri Murder Defense Legal Counsel

In Missouri, the law distinguishes between first degree murder and second-degree murder. Likewise, Missouri law distinguishes between voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. First degree murder is the most serious charge an individual can face. It is defined as “knowingly” causing the death of another “after deliberation.” A first-degree murder charge may carry the possibility of facing death penalty, if convicted.

Typically, second degree murder is the appropriate charge where the defendant lacks the necessary intent that is required in a first-degree murder charge. Under either classification of murder, it is an incredibly serious charge that requires the immediate assistance of a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer.



In Missouri, the law distinguishes between first degree murder and second-degree murder. Likewise, Missouri law distinguishes between voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. First degree murder is the most serious charge an individual can face. It is defined as “knowingly” causing the death of another “after deliberation.” A first-degree murder charge may carry the possibility of facing death penalty, if convicted.

Typically, second degree murder is the appropriate charge where the defendant lacks the necessary intent that is required in a first-degree murder charge. Under either classification of murder, it is an incredibly serious charge that requires the immediate assistance of a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer.


Felony Murder Law

Missouri statute 565.021.2 provides the law for what is most commonly known as felony murder. Felony murder allows a prosecutor to prove the crime of murder by proving the defendant is guilty of an underlying dangerous felony. A prosecutor has this option if a death occurs during a dangerous felony, during the attempt to commit a dangerous felony, or during the flight from a dangerous felony. In other words, the prosecutor does not need to prove that an individual possessed the intent to commit murder. A few of the dangerous felonies that can invoke this statute are:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Intent to Distribute
  • Stealing

Further, a prosecutor has discretion to charge a defendant under this statute instead of involuntary manslaughter when both statutes apply. Often, a manslaughter or Murder can be an offense considered along with other charges. Sometimes such charges can be submitted as what is known as a lessor included offense depending on the situation. Felony murder does not require an individual to actually physically commit a murder but only that person be a participant in a crime where a felony is committed, and a death occurs.



According to Missouri law, a person commits the crime of voluntary manslaughter if he: (1) causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder in the second degree, except that he caused the death under the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause; or (2) knowingly assists another in the commission of self-murder. The defendant has the burden of injecting the issue of influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause.

Although extremely serious, involuntary manslaughter is a somewhat less severe charge than a voluntary manslaughter charge. To be convicted of a involuntary manslaughter charge, the prosecution needs to prove that the defendant caused the death of another by acting recklessly. Typically, DWI and vehicle-related homicides are considered involuntary manslaughter.


Contact a Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are or a loved one has been arrested for a homicide-related charge or are being investigated for one, it is imperative that you immediately seek the help of a skilled St. Louis criminal defense attorney. Luby Law Firm, will aggressively protect your rights and defend your freedom.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free consultations. Edward F.( Ted) Luby has substantial experience with such cases and can be of assistance to you if you are charged or are being investigated.


Federal & State Criminal Defense

Our Firm has the experience and resources necessary to defend clients in even the most complex federal criminal cases.  We have successfully represented elected officials, judges, lawyers, police officers, doctors, pharmacists, pilots, senior business executives, professional athletes and many other individuals who were charged with federal crimes.  Our clients are diverse but share the same goal of winning their federal criminal case.  That is why they hire us.

Although we have experience in virtually all types of federal criminal cases, most of our work involves the following federal offenses:

  • Federal Cyber and Computer Crimes
  • Federal Mortgage Fraud
  • Federal Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Federal Child Pornography
  • Federal Drug Conspiracy
  • Federal Money Laundering
  • Federal Tax Crimes
  • Federal Government Corruption
  • Federal Firearms Offenses
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Federal FCPA Investigations
  • Federal Insider Trading or Stockbroker Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery and Public Corruption Cases
  • Federal Government Investigations of Public Officials


Are federal criminal cases different than state criminal cases? Yes!

Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions are handled much differently than similar criminal cases in state courts.  First of all, the law enforcement agencies that investigate federal crimes are generally well-funded and staffed by experienced agents and investigators.  The federal prosecutors who conduct federal criminal trials and sentencing hearings are also usually very experienced and have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal.  The judges who preside in federal courts have lifetime appointments and their dockets are not nearly as crowded as those of most state court judges who handle many different types of criminal offenses.

More importantly, federal crimes generally carry stiffer sentences than state crimes, especially in the areas of drug trafficking and conspiracy. Federal criminal penalties are also more severe in cases involving child pornography and other sexual offenses prosecuted in federal court.  White collar cases (like fraud, embezzlement and corruption) usually do not result in as steep a sentence as one might get if prosecuted for the same offense in state court.  Mandatory minimum penalties and federal sentencing guidelines usually result in very lengthy sentences for people convicted of federal crimes. That’s one of the main reasons it is so important to retain a lawyer with a record of success in federal court if the case is being prosecuted in federal court. Sometimes you have to prepare for a long fight but sometimes it may be in your best interests to make a deal.

Of course, not all crimes can be prosecuted in federal court. The federal government has limited jurisdiction over criminal offenses and can only prosecute those that are specifically described in the federal criminal code.  In order to have jurisdiction over a crime, the alleged criminal activity must somehow involve the federal government or some instrumentality of interstate commerce.  Federal courts have generally been very expansive in their definition of what constitutes interstate commerce.  The reality is that the federal government now prosecutes many crimes that were traditionally prosecuted only in state court.  This trend is likely to continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

Given the severity and complexity of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, anyone charged with a federal crime should retain a lawyer who has extensive experience in federal criminal defense.  If you need a federal criminal defense attorney with decades of successful results, contact our firm and discuss your case with Ted Luby in total confidence.  You will not find a law firm with more recent successful results, better credentials, or a deeper commitment to pursuing justice for people who need help in federal court.


Sexual Assault and Sex Crimes

If charged with Sexual Assault you are entering into extremely dangerous territory.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, be prepared for a serious legal battle. These crimes are considered especially heinous by prosecutors who waste no time in seeking serious penalties. In some cases, and counties, convicted murderers receive less prison time than a convicted sex offender.

If convicted, mandatory sex offender registration and mandatory jail sentences are among the penalties you might face. The results that a conviction might pose on you and your family will be devastating if you don’t seriously consider your defense. We are prepared to discuss your case with you and share with you our experiences in dealing with cases involving violent crime, aggravated assault, rape charges and accusations of child abuse.

Luby Law Firm fiercely defends the rights of people charged with sexual crimes. If you have been charged with rape of a child or child molestation in St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City or anywhere throughout Missouri please contact my office, and allow our criminal defense attorneys to consult you regarding your best defense.


Aggravated Assault or Assault and Battery are no less serious.

These offenses can result in imprisonment, significant fines, and other civil liabilities. An aggravated assault is a more serious assault and battery charge; physical actions that cause serious bodily harm or an assault using a weapon. Such actions may be considered an aggravated assault instead of a simple assault and battery. A prosecutor will use specific tactics to win their case and you must be prepared with the facts.

If you a are facing assault, aggravated assault or assault and battery charges in Missouri including St. Louis or Central Missouri, allow our defense attorneys to consult you regarding your best defense.

My office is experienced in handling a wide array of sexual assault cases and should be consulted if you have further questions about these serious offenses including but not limited to:

  • Child pornography
  • The distribution of child pornography
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Sexual conduct with a minor
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Promoting prostitution
  • Child Molestation


Types of State and Federal Drug Charges

A federal drug crime can be charged when the drug offenses occur on federal property, or when the alleged crime involves an undercover federal agent. The most common way that charges are brought is in a case of drug trafficking or distribution. This commonly involves large amounts of drugs, and frequently involves interstate commerce. Generally, speaking Federal Authorities tend to deal only with larger shipments of drugs or conspiracy cases.

Often Federal Authorities will have been working on a case or group of cases for extended period of time before the actual charges are brought. More often than not, there is wire tap records and recordings and generally speaking one individual has usually flipped or snitched on the group. If you are part of a group of individuals being charged in any type of Federal Conspiracy, it is imperative that you get counsel involved early. Having a lawyer at the outset could mean the difference between years in prison. If Federal Authorities have contacted, you call Luby Law Firm at (314) 421-5829.

The most common federal drug charges include:

  • Simple drug possession: Possession of controlled substances without a prescription. Often charged at the state level if there was no intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking: Manufacturing, distributing or possessing with the intent to distribute illegal drugs
  • Drug manufacturing: Running an operation for the purpose of manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs; involves large amounts of drugs and distribution paraphernalia
  • Drug conspiracy: Attempting and the promoting/facilitating of the manufacture, distribution or importation of narcotics. Government must prove that you were aware of the conspiracy
  • Protected location offenses: Distributing illegal drugs to people under the age of 21 or in a school zone; you also can be charged with this crime if you used people under 18 to sell drugs

Most commonly, you will get charged with a federal drug crime if:

  • You are caught selling or manufacturing illegal drugs
  • You are caught by a federal agent or on a federal piece of property
  • You are caught by a federal informant
  • The state and federal prosecutors have agreed to try you at the federal level


Federal Drug Conspiracy

Being charged with a drug conspiracy is one of the more common ways that alleged drug offenders are charged with a federal crime.

The government must prove three elements to successfully prosecute such a case:

  • There must have been an agreement to violate a drug law
  • It must be proven that each conspirator knew about the agreement
  • There must have been one act taken to further the conspiracy


Federal Drug Crime Penalties

If you are convicted of the federal drug charges you are facing, the sentence that you receive will vary depending upon the exact nature of the offense. Crimes that resulted in death or serious injury obviously will receive harsher penalties. Also, whether or not you have a criminal record will have an effect on the severity of your sentence.

Federal law states that it is illegal to manufacture, sell or possess illegal substances, and the penalties depend very much on the amount of drugs involved. If the alleged crime involves one kilo or more of cocaine, 10+ grams of LSD, 1,0000 kilos+ of marijuana or more than 50 grams of meth, you will get a 10 year to life sentence.

If there is death or serious injury involved, you can get 20 years to life. You also can get as much as a $4 million fine.

If the conviction involves 100 grams+ of heroin, 500+ grams of cocaine, 1+ gram of LSD, 100+ kilos of marijuana, or 5+ grams of meth, the sentence will be from five to 40 years. If there was death or serious injury, the sentence can be 20 years to life with a fine as high as $2 million.


Federal Drug Crime Sentencing

Federal drug laws have minimum and maximum sentences, which is based upon the amount and the type of drug. According to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, these factors are considered,



Edward Luby and his team are experienced in DWI law and a free consultation with his firm could help you. It is important that you remember that each case is different. Personal attention is the key to a successful outcome.

What are some important items crucial to your DWI Defense?

Crucial items could affect your DWI case in St Louis Missouri. An experienced DWI specialist attorney will find the best possible individualized solution to your case issues and not make these crucial mistakes.

  1. Fail to do a thorough investigation of the facts of your case starting with a detailed interview with the client (one to two hours) and have the field investigation performed by a fully trained DWI Investigator or done by the DWI specialist themselves.
  2. Fail to Attack, Attack, Attack the case at all levels and at every stage of the case: site investigation, office background, deposition of officer, vigorous cross-examination at all hearings.
  3. Fail to launch an aggressive pre-trial motion practice utilizing DWI issues, scientific evidence objections, suppression of irrelevant evidence and these motions need to be grounded in sound constitutional principles.
  4. Fail to plan for the end game as a trial before a jury and work backwards; lessor lawyers (plea lawyers) plan to plea you quickly to the first deal that they are given and beat on the client to take that first offer.


How to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes most people make after being arrested for DUI.

What should you do when you get a DWI? Don’t handle it alone!

  1. Not taking the matter seriously. This is a charge that will follow you for the rest of your life, if you are convicted. The Motor Vehicle Division will keep track of it until you are dead. It has to make sure to take your license away from you for 30 days, 1, 5 and 10 year denials or life time loss of driver’s license.

    The additional rise of insurance charges / rates alone could cost you thousands of dollars. If your your license is taken away, you have to have filed financial responsibility and for most that means having an insurance company file and keep in force for two years or more a SR-22 endorsement on your policy. Your insurance company must notify the Division in advance, if you do not maintain your insurance. It will also raise your rates based on your conviction, coverage, number of drivers and their ages, etc..

  2. Not hiring a DWI Specialist Attorney. The DWI law has evolved and is very complex and you need competent specialized representation. You must raise the right defenses at the right time or you will lose them. Facts will disappear, memories fade and witnesses vanish. A winnable case can quickly become a total loser. What should you do? You need legal advice and fast. You want a DWI specialist attorney who knows how to handle your DWI, DUI, DUI-Drugs or BWI (boating while intoxicated) case.
  3. Hiring an attorney based on the amount of the fee alone. The State has almost unlimited resources when it comes to your case. You need to hire an attorney and pay a substantial fee which will allow him to put the necessary time and effort into your case to counter the prosecution.

    Attorneys must earn enough in the time they spend on your case in order to keep their doors open and make a living wage. If you go too low, your attorney will not be able to put in the time necessary to protect you. Look for a reasonable, predictable fee, not the lowest.

  4. Not obtaining a temporary license and requesting a hearing at the Motor Vehicle Department within 7 days if your license was taken when you failed or refused to take an alcohol test. If you do not request a hearing, you will not be able to drive until after a hearing or for 90 days to a year. Driving during this time is a serious traffic offense, regardless of whether you need to drive for work or personal reasons.
  5. Driving after your license has been revoked. You have no right to drive after revocation and driving then is more serious an offense than your original charge. There are no provisions for you to drive for work or personal reasons. After 30 days, you may qualify for probationary license. If arrested for driving during this time, you may have to post a $10,000 bond just to get out of jail. If convicted, you face a minimum 45 days in jail.
  6. Not requesting that the officer be present at your motor vehicle hearing. If you do not request the officer’s presence, you will have to subpoena him or waive her presence. The hearing will be based on the officer’s report only and you will not hear how the officer will testify. Many things can be learned at this hearing by your attorney, if the officer is present. If the officer fails to appear or justify what was done, you get your license back.
  7. Taking the District Attorney’s first offer. The first offer is not a bargain, it’s just to get rid of your case with the least amount of work. Very few cases are dismissed or reduced to a non-alcohol charge at this stage. You do not give the judge an opportunity to rule on constitutional challenges. You give up your right to raise these issues and make the State prove its case.
  8. Fail to appear in Court. The Court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest and revoke any bond. The next time you are stopped for a traffic infraction, you will be spending some time in jail and posting a bond for your future appearances.
  9. Talk to anyone but an attorney about your case. Anything you say to them can be used against you. When you discuss your arrest with friends or family, you risk turning them into involuntary witnesses against you. It is in your best interest to remember the details of your arrest. It will help you in your defense. In any criminal case, you must be represented by a competent defense lawyer.

    You may choose a lawyer or risk the consequences of representing yourself. By hiring an attorney immediately following your citation, you won’t miss any deadlines. Judges won’t know if they should [protect your rights unless someone defends you. For example, overworked prosecutors may use reports from inexperienced or over-zealous police officers to over-prosecute a case.

    Defense attorneys are aware of these tendencies and are trained to handle such situations. If you ask the judge to let you be your own attorney, he or she must allow this in most cases. But do not do this. In all DUI/DWAIs, get a lawyer quickly. You should interview immediately after arrest if you can (you have a 7-calendar day deadline after arrest, if you lost your license).

  10. Think that talking to numerous attorneys will help you handle it on your own. You need to have an attorney go to Court with you.


Questions your attorney should ask you regarding your DWI?

There are several things that an experience DWI attorney should ask you at you first meeting.

  1. What happened to you on your way to a DWI charge the hours and several days prior to arrest (sleep, work, medications, health, stress, etc.).
  2. Your consumption of drugs and / or alcoholic beverages (what when, where and how much, etc.).
  3. Your observations of the officer; The top DWI attorney will want you take on the officer and how he or she went about the investigation.
  4. The officer’s stated reasons for stopping you and your take on what you were accused of and any mitigating factors (cell phone use, etc.). There are bad stops.
  5. Whether the officer asked or ordered you to take roadside tests?
  6. What was your performance on roadside tests?
  7. Any statements you made to the officer at first meeting, during the tests and at the station?
  8. What the results were of any breath, blood, urine, and / or saliva tests?
  9. Whether there were witnesses to your drinking, condition, sobriety and at the time of tests and arrest?
  10. Whether you were observed for 15 minutes prior to a breath test and how it was conducted,

It is important to hire an experienced DWI Specialist attorney; don’t hire someone that will be doing a DWI charge today, a divorce tomorrow, will signing, then a real estate deal. When you need surgery do you go to your general practice physician or do you go to a specialist in the type of surgery you need. Get a specialist that knows what they are doing, is experienced and has the guts to fight the government.


First Offense DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Please see the links to Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 577

Conviction of a first DWI under Missouri Law (RSMo 577.010) is a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Jail: Up to a maximum of six (6) months imprisonment.
  • Fine: Up to $500.00. Court costs may also be between $10.00 and $100.00.
  • Probation: The general terms of probation are no drinking, do not break the law, complete SATOP, etc.. No driver convicted of or pleading guilty to the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) shall be granted a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) for such offense, unless the driver is placed on probation for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Suspension of Driving Privileges: A first time DWI conviction results in a 30-day suspension of driving privileges followed by a 60-day restriction to driving only to and from work, in the course of employment, or to alcohol treatment. There are no hardships or exemptions available. This suspension goes on the person’s driving record. The court may also require that a person be restricted to driving a motor vehicle which has an ignition interlock device while on probation. The device costs $50.00-100.00 to install and $50.00-$75.00 per month to maintain. A first conviction of DWI, DUI, or BAC will result in 8 points being assessed against the driver’s license.


Second Offense DWI

Conviction of a second DWI within a five-year period is a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Jail: Up to a maximum of one year in jail.
  • Fine: Up to $1,000.00, plus court costs of between $10.00 and $100.00.
  • Probation: Only after a person has served a mandatory minimum of 48 hours of incarceration are they eligible for probation. The jail requirement may be waived in lieu of doing 10 hours of community service. The terms of probation are standard: no breaking the law, no drinking, no going to places where alcohol is served, attend SATOP, etc. Court ordered AA meetings, outpatient treatment, or inpatient treatment programs are also a possibility.
  • Revocation of Driver’s License: A criminal conviction of a second time DWI within 5 years results in a five (5) year revocation of driving privileges. A hardship license may not be applied for until 2 of the 5-year revocation has been served. This suspension goes on the person’s driving record. Twelve points are assessed against the driver’s license regardless of how old the first DWI conviction was. The court must also require that a person be restricted to driving a motor vehicle which has an ignition interlock device while on probation. The device costs $50.00-100.00 to install and $50.00-$75.00 per month to maintain.

    Third or Subsequent DWI Offense

    Conviction of three or more DWI’s within 10 years results may mean that the driver is deemed to be a “Persistent Offender” and guilty of a Class D Felony. There will also be a 10-year denial of driving privileges.

    • Jail: Up to five (5) years in prison.
    • Fine: Up to $5,000.00, plus court costs of between $10.00 to $100.00.
    • Probation: Missouri law prohibits a suspended execution of sentence for a felony DWI. The court may suspend execution of sentence after 10 days in jail or 60 days of community service. The defendant is then placed on a probation.
    • Revocation of Driving Privileges: Upon a third or subsequent criminal conviction for DWI, the defendant’s driver’s license is revoked for 10 years regardless of how old the two prior convictions are. These suspensions go on the person’s driving record. If convicted of a felony DWI, no hardship license is available. If the DWI is a third, but not a felony, a hardship license may be applied for after 3 years. The court must also require that a person be restricted to driving a motor vehicle which has an ignition interlock device while on probation. The device costs $50.00-100.00 to install and $50.00-$75.00 per month to maintain.


    Missouri Implied Consent

    Everyone who operates a motor vehicle in the state of Missouri is deemed to have given his or her consent to have his or her breath, blood, urine, or other bodily substances tested for alcohol and/or drugs. This is known as Missouri’s “Implied Consent” law. You are presumed to know and understand your rights and responsibilities concerning the testing your breath or bodily fluids in relation to a DWI arrest.

    The arresting officer will choose what type of test to administer. Under Missouri law, however, you are allowed 20 minutes to contact an attorney about whether you should submit to a test.

    You also have the right to obtain your own test of your body fluids by a physician, qualified technician, chemist, registered nurse or other qualified person after you have submitted to the officer’s requested test.


    Driver’s License Consequences

    In a Missouri DWI arrest there are two separate cases; the DWI criminal case, and the civil administrative alcohol action taken by the Department of Revenue against the driver’s license. If you are arrested for DWI and blow over the legal limit, you have only 15 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing or your license automatically will be suspended (1st offense) or revoked (2nd offense within 5 years or subsequent offense). Time is of the essence. Contact us for a FREE consultation with a top MO DWI defense lawyer. Don’t wait. The time to “lawyer up” is now!


    Suspension Penalties

    If an administrative hearing is not requested or if a Sustain Order is issued after the administrative hearing:

    • First time Failure of a Test: For a driver with no alcohol related law enforcement contacts within the previous five years, driving privileges are suspended for 30 days followed by 60 days of Restricted Driving Privilege. The restricted license is available upon showing proof of financial responsibility (SR-22 Filing proof of insurance) before the 30 days suspension has expired. The restriction allows a person to drive “in connection with a person’s business, occupation or employment, and to and from an alcohol education and treatment program” only. The DWI administrative alcohol suspension appears on the person’s driving record.
    • Second and Subsequent Failures of a Test: Driving privileges are revoked for one year. During an administrative alcohol DWI one-year revocation, the driver is not eligible for a hardship license.


    DWI Breath Test Refusal Consequences

    If you refused the test, immediate action must be taken to preserve your rights or your driving privileges (your driver license) automatically will be revoked for one (1) year. If it is your first offense DWI, you can’t apply for a hardship license until 90 days after your DWI breath test refusal driver license revocation has begun. If you face driver license revocation as a result of a DWI breath test refusal, contact us now for a FREE consultation with an experienced Missouri DWI lawyer. Let us explain how we can help you.

    The administrative hearing and the criminal case are two separate cases. Neither one has any bearing whatsoever on the other. However, if you are suspended pursuant to one, that suspension will be run concurrent with a suspension in the other. So, if you lost at the administrative hearing and at trial, and it was your second time DWI, you would only be suspended for one year total. But, your driving record will reflect two separate suspensions for the same arrest.


    Appealing an Administrative Alcohol Suspension – Trial De Novo

    You have the right to appeal the administrative suspension of your driver’s license to the circuit court of the county in which you were arrested for DWI. A “Trial De Novo” must be filed within 15 days of the date that the suspension was mailed by the Department of Revenue administrative alcohol hearing examiner. If an appeal is taken, the matter is heard anew by a judge. The issues are the same and the Department of Revenue has the burden of proof. Statements made under oath during the administrative hearing may be used in the Trial De Novo and in the criminal DWI case.


    Hardship License

    If your license has been revoked for convictions or a chemical test refusal, you may be eligible for “Limited Driving Privileges”, commonly known as a hardship license. You may apply for a hardship license to either the circuit court of your county of residence or the Director of Revenue. A hardship license may not be granted for the following reasons, including the fact that you have been convicted of a felony involving the use of a vehicle, the failure to pay child support, or a suspension in another state. There are also many requirements concerning when a person may apply for the hardship license. For instance, a person convicted of two DWI’s within 5 years may not apply for a hardship license until he or she has served at least 2 of the 5 years of revocation. You should consult with an attorney concerning whether you are eligible for a hardship license.

    Both federal and state drug laws make it a crime to possess, distribute or traffic in illegal controlled substances, including:

    • Marijuana
    • Methamphetamine
    • Cocaine
    • LSD
    • Heroin

    Generally speaking, the drug charges filed at the federal level are more serious than those that are filed at the state level. And the penalties in federal crime cases usually are going to be harsher as well. Some federal crimes have a minimum sentence of five or ten years in federal prison.



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