Some people who are accused at the federal level of illicit drug-related activities proceed to trial. Some of those trials result in a conviction on one or more drug charges. This can lead to an extended period of incarceration, substantial monetary fines and other penalties. Under the circumstances, one focus of criminal defense counsel after a guilty verdict is to seek a mitigated sentence on behalf of the client during the sentencing phase of the proceedings.
A serious accident recently occurred in Michigan that involved two vehicles, one driven by a high school football player, the other by a 40-year-old man. Several charges have been filed against one of the motorists in the suspected drunk driving case. The collision resulted in a fatality.