Drug Possession Charges
If convicted for drug possession in the state of Texas, you face jail time, expensive fines, and the likelihood of a permanent criminal record. Additionally, you will likely lose your driver’s license, be disqualified for government-backed student loans, and be deported if you are not a US citizen.
While marijuana possession under 2 ounces is a class B misdemeanor, any amount of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, or methamphetamine is considered a felony and is a very serious offense In cases where larger amounts of drugs are involved, the law assumes you are involved in narcotics trafficking, increasing the penalties even more.
For these reasons, it’s essential to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the tactics police use conducting questionable car stops and unconstitutional searches while failing to determine who actually owns the drugs in question.
Possession of Illegal Drugs
I represent people charged with drug possession involving the following:
- Pain Killers
- Mushrooms (Psilocybin)
- Illegal prescription drugs
- Fighting Drug Possession Charges
Too often, over-zealous officers don’t follow constitutional procedure or decide to “improvise” in the field in order to “get an arrest.” In the process, they violate the Fourth Amendment by conducting an illegal car stop, or by making illegal entry into a home. As a criminal defense attorney, I’m familiar with the kinds of tactics police use in order to conduct questionable searches or extract confessions from people they’ve detained in interrogative custody. I point to conflicting testimony on the part of officers, use dashboard camera video footage when possible, and expose misleading police reports in order to suppress evidence and have the charges against my client dropped.