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Should I seek private council for a federal conspiracy drug charge?

Rochester, NY |

I am facing a federal charge of Conspiracy with the intent to distribute Methylone. The charges were brought when a controlled delivery was taken place after an individual (Who we will call David) who was arrest in separate drug charges informed police about a shipment coming in from China to the USA containing 1 kilogram of Methylone. DEA & DHS asked me questions I made it clear I was severely intoxicated from stimulants, alcohol and weed edibles. I said I was selling Methylone. I didn't say I am taking the wrap for David because if I did receive the drugs I would be given free drugs to support my habit. David told me days before if I get caught that if I snitch that it would be problems, where he lifted his shirt and showed me the end of a handgun. David still sells drugs even after this

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Absolutely!

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It's always better to have a private lawyer.

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These are serious charges and you need the best defense possible. Federal drug charges carry heavy penalties. Your statements are damaging and you have been threatened. You need to contact a competent federal criminal defense lawyer and don't make any statements to any law enforcement or your co-defendants going forward.

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You should exercise your right to counsel and your right to remain silent.

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Private or CJA - either way you need help quick.

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You should definitely consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. CJA lawyers and Public Defenders are good lawyers; however you cannot get a court appointed lawyer until you are arrested. A private lawyer can speak with the U. S. Attorney and possibly protect you from "David". You may even be able to avoid being arrested.

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Obtain a private lawyer or request a court appointed lawyer ASAP.

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