Being arrested and charged with a drug crime, whether in state or federal court, is daunting. If convicted, there are severe penalties. In many cases, those accused of simple possession or trafficking are struggling with addiction issues and need help, not time in jail. A few examples of common drug charges include, but are not limited to:
- Possession of a controlled substance. This commonly involves marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin or cocaine. It also applies to the possession of a prescription drug that was not prescribed for the person possessing the substance.
- If the controlled substance is possessed in an amount more than what one person would normally use, charges of Intent to Distribute are added.
- Manufacturing a controlled substance.
- Transporting a controlled substance.
- Sale of a controlled substance.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.
The severity of the penalty depends on whether the charge is in state or federal court and the specific substance and amount of it that is involved in the charge.
You need a Texas Drug Crimes Lawyer
If you are arrested and charged with a drug crime, you need the immediate assistance of an experienced drug crimes lawyer who can work zealously to protect your state and federal constitutional rights. It may be possible to have evidence suppressed if it was illegally seized in violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. Any statements you made may also be suppressed if you were not properly advised of your Fifth Amendment right to be silent.
At the Law Office of Rachelle D. Carter, located in Houston Texas and serving Harris County, Fortbend County, Montgomery County and Brazoria County, you will find the help you need. Do not speak to anyone about your case, not even law enforcement, until you speak to Ms. Carter. She recognizes that each case is unique. She will provide you a free consultation in order to evaluate the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed. She will work to get you treatment and do everything in her power to get the charges dropped or reduced and to minimize any consequences.