Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Ft. Bend
About Possession of Illegal Drugs
Cases of drug possession all have unique circumstances and evidence. The charges faced by individuals caught in the criminal justice system for drug possession can vary greatly depending on what type of drug it is and how much of the drug they are accused of having in their possession. Certain controlled substances, such as heroin, meth, and cocaine among others, will have serious consequences if convicted. Even a small amount is usually charged as a felony offense. It is critical that any accused individual contacts a Ft. Bend criminal defense attorney immediately after an arrest on possession charges.
Texas law defines possession as the care, custody, management or control of something illegal. The key to the seriousness of a drug charge is many times the amount. Police know that there is much less harm presented to public safety from a person who had a couple ounces of pot for his personal use than there is from someone caught with a kilo of cocaine in their trunk. The larger the amount, the easier it is for prosecutors to prove that someone had possession with the intent to distribute, which will enhance the punishment level one faces. If it can be proven that a person was involved in illegal drug sales, things can get much worse. Someone may also be charged for possession if they have other drug paraphernalia or materials used in the consuming or producing of illegal drugs. If you are convicted of a drug offense in the State of Texas, you will lose your driver's license for up to 180 days if you are 21 years or older, or up to 1 year if you are under 21 years of age.
Fort Bend Drug Possession Defense Attorney
Greco & Associates, PC stands at the ready to help anyone defend against drug possession charges. All avenues will be pursued - motions to re-test and examine evidence, motions for suppression, pursuance of pre-trial diversion and a jury trial, if a dismissal cannot be obtained pre-trial. The team understands how concerned a client is about the damage a possession conviction can do to one's criminal record and future opportunities, and wants to mount the strongest possible defense in their case
If arrested for drug possession, it is crucial that the accused
contact a Fort Bend Drug Possession Defense Lawyer