MAXIMUM PENALTY: 30 Years Imprisonment with 3 Years Minimum Mandatory Sentence

ISSUES: There were Speedy Trial Violation and Miranda issues flowing from the detention of the client by law enforcement officers after allegedly receiving contraband through a national shipping service. The government waited a very long period of time after the detention had ceased to formally charge the client.

OUTCOME: After filing numerous motions challenging the detention of the client as well as the jurisdiction of the charge for violation of the client’s right to a speedy trial, the client received NO CONVICTION and a limited term of probation.