DEA defense attorneys at Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC represent clients in audits and investigations conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and subsequent court proceedings in relation to such crimes as drug diversion, trafficking, possession, manufacturing and sale.

Investigated for drug-related crimes by the DEA?

The Drug Enforcement Administration is probably the largest drug law enforcement agency in the entire world. This federal agency’s mission is to combat drug smuggling and use in the U.S., and its investigators can operate far beyond the country’s borders. If a person is investigated by the DEA, the consequences may be extremely severe, in fact much harsher than those of drug arrests by state authorities, since it is most likely that the person is facing a federal criminal charge. Therefore, it is necessary to request legal representation on early stages of DEA audits and investigations.

The fact is that in many cases targets of the agency’s officials find out that an investigation is under way only when they are arrested. However, there is still a chance you may learn about it on earlier investigation stages, before any charges are filed. In this case, you may receive a warrant, notice of inspection or an administrative subpoena. But whatever your situation, be extremely cautious not to discuss it with anyone, and investigators in particular, until you have spoken to a DEA criminal lawyer. Contact us before you make any statements.
Timely help of experienced DEA defense attorneys at Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC can make a huge difference and allow the client to prevent the audit from deteriorating into criminal prosecution, or if necessary lead the client through court proceedings and reach a satisfying settlement in court.

Why choose us to request legal help?

Joseph Potashnik and his colleagues have more than 7 decades of compound experience of representing alleged drug offenders as well as DEA registrants and their patients in investigations, audits and subsequent criminal proceedings. With multiple DEA investigations behind our back, we are more than capable of efficiently representing your interests in interaction with the authorities.

Case Studies

We represented a client who was investigated and later charged with distributing a controlled substance. We was facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 mln.

Our client was investigated for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to traffick cocaine.

We represented a person who was investigated and later prosecuted for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. She was facing up to 10 years of jail time and $200,000 fine.

We managed to prove that the amount of drugs actually distributed by the client was substantially lower. This allowed us to bring the sentence down to 7 years in prison and a fine of $300,000.

The investigation ended without passing the case to the prosecutors.

Our drug crimes lawyers reached a settlement of 3 years of imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release and a fine of $50,000.

If you or someone dear to you ended up in a similar situation, don’t hesitate to contact us. Request legal counsel now!