Understand Federal Drug Crime Statute of Limitations


A statute of limitation is a law that prohibits charging an individual with a crime that was committed after a certain period of time has passed. In federal drug crime cases, individuals cannot be charged after 60 months (5 years) have passed from the date of the alleged offense. This law is in place to ensure convictions are made only upon solid evidence that has not yet deteriorated. If you were to look at evidence, whether physical or eyewitness, from 10 months ago, it is bound to be more accurate than evidence from 10 years ago. In order to protect innocent people from being wrongfully convicted, statutes of limitations were set in place.

Not all crimes operate under statutes of limitations, however. Murder, sex offenses with minors, kidnapping, forgery, crimes of violence, and arson are just some of the crimes that are not subject to a statute of limitations. If you need help determining how statutes of limitations affect your case, contact our federal defense attorneys at Grabel & Associates. We are committed to explaining every step of your case, and will walk alongside you throughout the entire process to ensure you’re equipped to make wise, knowledgeable decisions that will positively impact your future.

Tolling a Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and by the crime committed. Once an individual passes the specified period of time, he or she cannot be charged for that crime. There are some exceptions, however. Tolling the statutes of limitations happens when an individual accused of committing a crime becomes a fugitive from the jurisdictions in which he or she committed the crime. For example, if someone commits a federal drug crime and flees the country for five years, he or she cannot come back to the United States and go free. During the time the defendant was gone, the 60-month period is counted as paused and the statute of limitations is “tolled.” The team at Grabel & Associates understands the ins and outs of the statutes of limitations and is ready to put their knowledge to work in your case. Simply give us a call today to learn more about our services and take your future back into your own hands.

Defense Representation to Federal Drug Crime Cases

If a prosecutor is attempting to convict you of a federal drug crime that allegedly took place over 60 months ago, contact the Grabel & Associates team. We will aggressively fight to uphold your legal rights and get you justice. Our team’s top priority is protecting your future. We’ll explain all the relevant legal terms and laws that are applicable in your case to enable you to take full control. We believe in empowering our clients, and will completely support you throughout every step of your case. We’re available to you at any time to answer your questions and provide sound legal guidance, keeping you on track to receive a favorable verdict. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for second-rate legal defense. Call the Grabel & Associates team today.

If you’re involved in a federal drug crime case, you’ll need help navigating your case and upholding your legal rights, ensuring you are not wrongfully punished. Finding the right attorney to handle your case should be your top priority in the early stages. Securing the services of a skilled lawyer early on could mean the difference between clearing you name and receiving an excessively harsh punishment. The team at Grabel & Associates has been working in criminal defense for over 100 combined years, and knows what it takes to be successful in federal drug crime cases. If you’re looking for legal representation from attorneys dedicated to battling on your behalf, reach out to Grabel & Associates. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with a free initial case consultation and to get you on track to receiving a favorable outcome in your case. Don’t waste another minute. Give us a call right now to learn more about what we can do for you.

Contact Us for 24/7 Federal Drug Crime Defense

Start battling for your freedom today by calling 1-800-342-7896. A skilled case analyst can be reached any day of the week and will provide you with a free initial case consultation. We’ll carefully review every detail of your situation and advise you of the best course of action, setting you up to be successful in and out of court. Contact us right now to learn more about how partnering with the Grabel & Associates team could benefit you.