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Alexandria Cazares-Perez is available 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation regarding specific federal investigations or charges.  

If you have been contacted by law enforcement or know that you have a warrant against you, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so. A conviction for federal charges may negatively affect your future and cause you lifetime consequences. Know your rights and make sure your rights are being protected.  Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation.



CONSPIRACY

A conspiracy charge requires the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an agreement between two or more persons existed to achieve a common objective, that the objective of the agreement was illegal, that there was knowing and voluntary participation, and that at least one person acted on that agreement.  It is not required that the agreement be formal or express and may be proven by the government by either direct or circumstantial evidence. 

Alexandria Cazares-Perez is available 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation.  If you have been contacted by law enforcement or know that you have a warrant against you, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so. A conspiracy conviction may negatively affect your future and cause you lifetime consequences. Know your rights and make sure your rights are being protected. Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation.



DRUG TRAFFICKING

Federal Drug trafficking charges are very serious offenses.  Alexandria Cazares-Perez is an experienced criminal defense attorney, as she has worked for a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas and has represented clients with federal drug charges.  If you have been contacted by law enforcement or know that you have a warrant against you, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so.  Know your rights and make sure your rights are being protected. Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation.

DrugQuantityPenalty
Cocaine (Schedule II)500-4999 grams mixtureFirst Offense: Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.
Cocaine Base (Schedule II)28-279 grams mixture
Fentanyl (Schedule I)40-399 grams mixture
Fentanyl Ana-logue (Schedule I)10-99 grams mixture
Heroin (Schedule I)100-999 grams mixture
LSD (Schedule I)1-9 grams mixture
PCP (Schedule II)10-99 grams pure or 100-999 mixture
DrugQuantityPenalty
Cocaine (Schedule II)5kg or more mixtureFirst Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual. 
Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.  
2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
Cocaine Base (Schedule II)280 grams or more mixture
Fentanyl (Schedule I)400 grams or more mixture
Fentanyl Ana-logue (Schedule I)1kg or more mixture
Heroin (Schedule I)10 grams or more mixture
LSD (Schedule I)50 grams or more pure or 500 grams mixture
PCP (Schedule II)100 grams or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture
DrugQuantityPenalty – 1st OffensePenalty – 2nd Offense
Marijuana (Schedule I)1,000 kg or more marijuana mixture; or 1,000 or more marijuana plantsNot less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)100 kg to 999 kg marijuana mixture; or 100 to 999 marijuana plantsNot less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual.Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)more than 10 kg hashish;  50 to 99 kg marijuana mixture More than 1 kg of hashish oil;  50 to 99 marijuana plantsNot more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual.Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)Less than 50 kilograms marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regard-less of  weight) 1 to 49 marijuana plants;Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individualNot more than 10 yrs. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual.
Hashish (Schedule I)10 kg or less
Hashish Oil (Schedule I)1 kg or less




FIREARMS

A possession or receipt of a firearm or ammunition charge requires that the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused possessed or was in receipt of the firearm or ammunition, that the accused was prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm or ammunition, and that the firearm or ammunition traveled across a Stateline or came from a foreign country at any time.

When a drug trafficking crime or federal crime of violence involves firearms, it is common for a person accused to also be charged with using or carrying a firearm during or in relation to, or possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime or federal crime of violence.  Depending on the firearm involved, the mandatory minimum sentence will increase. 

Alexandria Cazares-Perez is available 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation.  Know your rights and make sure your rights are being protected. Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation.



MONEY LAUNDERING

A money laundering charge requires the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant acquired the proceeds from a specific activity that was unlawful, and that the defendant used those proceeds to engage in a financial transaction, either domestically or internationally.  

A money laundering charge based on the transportation or the attempt to transport the proceeds from the United States to a foreign country, from a foreign country to the United States, or across state lines, requires that the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant conducted or attempted to conduct a financial transaction using those proceeds, that the defendant knew the financial transaction involved proceeds from an unlawful activity, and that the defendant knew that the financial transaction was designed to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the proceeds from the unlawful activity.

If you are charged with a money laundering offense in connection with another federal offense, contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for more information. 

Alexandria Cazares-Perez is available 24/7 for a free confidential consultation.  Alexandria is committed to helping each client individually, providing skilled and aggressive representation.  If you have been contacted by law enforcement or know that you have a warrant against you, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so. Do not wait to contact a criminal defense attorney, it could affect the result of your case. Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation.



EMBEZZLEMENT

Although the elements of embezzlement vary depending on the statutory authority, An embezzlement charge requires that the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following: 

  • knowledge or intent, 
  • the taking, misappropriation, or conversion of the property,
  • possession or control of the property,
  • that the property was entrusted to the accused
  • the capacity or character in which the defendant held or received such property, 
  • the nature; AND
  • the value of such property.

Alexandria Cazares-Perez is available 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation regarding the specific statutory authority involved.  If you have been contacted by law enforcement or know that you have a warrant against you, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so. A conviction for federal charges may negatively affect your future and cause you lifetime consequences. Know your rights and make sure your rights are being protected.  Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free consultation—(214) 635-3509 .



HEALTHCARE FRAUD

The government takes healthcare fraud accusations very seriously. Such accusations can lead to severe consequences such as civil and/or criminal legal actions and the loss of your license if you are a physician.  To obtain civil financial penalties from the accused, the government will attempt to find you liable under the False Claims Act or the Stark Law. Additionally, the government may try to bring criminal charges against you under the Anti-kickback Statute or the criminal healthcare fraud statute.  Being found liable under civil suit may cause you great financial loss and possible loss of your practice and license. This too may be the case if criminal charges are brought against your and you are convicted of healthcare fraud.

If you have been contacted by a government agent or know that you are under investigation for healthcare fraud, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney immediately.  Do not interview or answer questions until your attorney has advised you to do so. Do not wait to contact an attorney, it could affect the result of your case. Contact Alexandria Cazares-Perez for a free confidential consultation.


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