Were you accused of a Texas drug crime? Whether you’ve been charged with selling, possession, running a grow house, intent to distribute, or some other charge, you need a good lawyer to defend you. There are severe consequences if you’re convicted of a drug crime. You could lose your driving license, have to pay fines, have to list your conviction on future job and housing applications or even be sent to jail. A good attorney, like the ones at The Williams Firm, can help you fight these charges.
One of the most important topics for your defense lawyer to understand is the complexities of search and seizure laws. For example, police officers need to have either your permission or a search warrant to search your house or car. If they don’t have either, then any evidence they find can be thrown out of court.
There are other common defenses to drug charges that can also help you stay out of jail and with a clean record. These include:
- The drug was approved for investigational use by the FDA
- You were not in control of the drug or had not voluntarily taken control
- The drug was a prescribed medication
- The drug was not intended for human consumption
- The drug in possession was in small enough amounts to make the arrest invalid
A good defense is extremely important in all drug cases. This is even truer if you are being charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, or Ecstasy. These are all drugs that carry a possible charge of a first-degree felony, which means you could end up in prison for life. A good criminal defense lawyer can prevent that.
One alternative sentence is being sent to drug court. This may sound bad, but if your drug charge is the result of a chemical dependency issue, it could actually end up making a positive impact on your life. If you are deemed to be addicted to drugs, and your lawyer makes a good argument, the courts might decide to send you to an addiction rehabilitation facility instead of jail. Rehab may not be fun, but it can help you break your addiction and stay out of jail so that you can move forward drug-free.
No matter what illegal substance you have been charged with possessing, or what specific drug-related crime you have been charged with, you need a good lawyer. Ever since the United States declared a “War on Drugs” in the 1970s, these crimes have been zealously pursued by the courts and law enforcement. At The Williams Firm, we believe that each of our clients deserves just as zealous of a defense. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your case and figure out how we can best defend you. We believe that your rights are important, and we take pride in giving all of our clients excellent service and having charges dropped whenever possible. Don’t let a drug charge ruin your life. Give us a call today.