What is the punishment for carrying or using a firearm during a drug trafficking offense?
Dallas criminal defense attorney, John Teakell, explains how mandatory minimum sentences of 5 years or more from firearms charges are often used by law enforcement.
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In the federal system that’s a commonly used charge in drug trafficking cases because often times you are going to find weapons wither it’s a hand gun, whether it’s something more significant as far as a weapon goes that is used whether it’s simply there with drug product or used for enforcement so to speak or protection, you’ll find that and it’s a federal charge that’s often used in drug trafficking cases that carries a mandatory minimum of five years or at least five years stacked on top of any US sentencing guidelines sentence that a person would receive for the substantive drug charges.