Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

Highly experienced criminal defense counsel with a winning trial record.

Drug-related arrests and convictions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for the accused. Few people understand this better than Matt Jacobs, given his experience as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.

As a federal prosecutor, Matt investigated and prosecuted mafia bosses, leaders of street gangs, and many other individuals involved in large-scale narcotics trafficking and related drug offenses.  In that capacity, Matt worked closely with members of the FBI, DEA, NYPD, LAPD and other federal and state law enforcement authorities.

Matt’s experience gives our firm unique insight into how drug cases are investigated and charged, how to persuade prosecutors to drop charges before trial, and – if necessary – how to defeat charges at trial.  In addition, our extensive criminal trial experience and track record of success before juries gives us maximum leverage when negotiating plea agreements with prosecutors.


While conviction of any drug crime can result in jail time, fines and other consequences, violations of federal controlled substances laws can carry especially harsh penalties.  That’s because, in many instances, defendants charged with serious federal drug offenses face mandatory minimum prison sentences of five years, 10 years, 20 years, or even life imprisonment. 

There are numerous federal and state drug-related offenses, but some some of the most common charges include:

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Use of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to sell a controlled substance
  • Distribution or sale of a controlled substance
  • Transportation of a controlled substance
  • Sale of a controlled substance to a minor


If you have been charged with federal or state drug crime, it is vital to understand your rights, the potential penalties you face, and your prospects of success at trial.  Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Jacobs Law Firm for a confidential and complimentary consultation.

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