CCE (Continuing Criminal Enterprise) / Kingpin
CCE—Continuing Criminal Enterprise—Kingpin | Criminal Defense Lawyer for Metro Houston
People involved in large-scale drug operations face much stiffer penalties than the average drug seller on the street. Defendants in drug cases that implicate suspected big drug-selling operations may be the focus of the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, otherwise known as the CCE Statute or Kingpin Statute, a U.S. Federal law. Know your rights. Secure the legal services of Michael Lamson, Houston, Texas, experienced with representing clients charged with CCE, Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Kingpin statutes. If you or a family member has been charged in a case CCE, Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Kingpin statutes, immediately call Michael Lamson, P.C., for a case review.
What is a CCE or Continuing Criminal Enterprise or Kingpin Case?
The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, otherwise known as the CCE Statute or Kingpin Statute, focuses on major drug traffickers conducting well-developed drug-selling operations over a long period of time in a criminal scheme with multiple people. The criminal statute defines the act of committing or operating a conspiracy to commit felony drug offenses by five or more people. The prosecution must prove that someone charged with in a CCE, Continuing Criminal Enterprise or Kingpin case managed, organized or supervised the enterprise and was highly compensated for the drug transactions.
An initial conviction of the CCE statute is a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison with a maximum of life, and a fine up to $2 million. If convicted, the person must give up profits and interests in the drug business. A person convicted of super kingpin status faces a mandatory life sentence without parole. A defendant who is involved in a intentional killing of a person faces possible capital punishment.
When You Need Legal Assistance for a CCE or Kingpin Charge in Metro Houston
If you are in the difficult position of being charged with serious drug offenses, including Continuing Criminal Enterprise, also known as CCE or Kingpin statutes, contact an experienced legal professional for assistance. Depend on the criminal defense team at the law office of Michael Lamson, serving Houston-area clients in serious criminal drug cases since 1977. Our team is ready to meet with you to review your case and to provide expert advice on a plan of action. Michael Lamson has earned five-star reviews from satisfied clients on the AVVO law directory. The Law Office of Michael Lamson has earned a perfect 5.0 peer-reviewed rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Michael Lamson specializes in providing legal help in criminal cases, including serious drug conspiracy cases often referred to as Continuing Criminal Enterprise, CCE and Kingpin statutes. The law office serves communities and jurisdictions throughout the entire Metro Houston Area, including:
- North Houston
- West Houston
- Brazoria County
- Fort Bend County
- Harris County
- Montgomery County
- Federal cases for U.S. District Courts