Using the defense of misidentification, The Law Office of Robert Tsigler was successful in obtaining a rare dismissal before trial in the Eastern District of Missouri after an indictment of a client charged with a nationwide conspiracy to distribute quantities of various narcotics.
A drug conspiracy is defined as an agreement between two or more people to commit a drug crime. A federal drug conspiracy is an agreement to violate the federal drug laws. Conspiracy to distribute is defined as delivering narcotics to someone, even if there is no money involved.
If found guilty, the penalties for a federal drug conspiracy charge depends on the type and quantity of drugs involved in the offense, but it can vary anywhere from a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years up to a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Through diligent and early investigations, the federal drug crime attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler were able to successfully demonstrate to federal prosecutors that the accused was misidentified by law enforcement agents; despite video surveillance and audio-recorded conversations on two separate occasions where the client was alleged to have transferred nearly 10 kilos of narcotics to a confidential source.
The dismissal outcome is attributed to the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler being able to obtain the client’s employment records. With the use of employee digital hand scans, this convincingly proved that the client was at work in another state on each of the days and times he was claimed to have participated in the transfer of narcotics to the confidential source in Missouri.
Misidentification is basically what it sounds — an error in or incorrectly identifying someone. Mistaken eyewitness identifications are one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions and people being identified as committing crimes that they did not commit. The defense of misidentification is among the rarest used by defense attorneys in federal criminal matters.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal drug crime such as conspiracy, you need the assistance of an experienced federal criminal attorney who knows federal law and will defend your legal rights. The federal lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler have successfully represented other clients charged with federal drug conspiracy and other related federal offenses. We have successfully resolved several federal drug cases with extremely favorable pretrial rulings as well as won several cases in federal court. We encourage you to contact our federal drug crime attorneys immediately to discuss your case.