Houston Drug Crime Lawyer
A drug crime is considered a criminal act that involves an illegal controlled substance or narcotic. If you have been accused or suspected of committing a drug crime, you must contact an experienced and aggressive Houston drug crimes defense lawyer as soon as possible. Drug cases have the potential to be highly complex and to present numerous severe penalties if the defendant is convicted. A drug crime defense lawyer at the Law Office of David A. Breston in Houston will provide you with the level of experience you deserve.
In Texas, there are a number of illegal drugs that are commonly used to commit a drug crime, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD, and crystal meth. Drug crime defense attorney, David A. Breston, has handled countless cases involving these types of drugs, and can competently defend clients charged with the following drug crimes:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Trafficking and distribution
- Driving under the influence of drugs
It is also considered a drug crime to use a prescription or over-the-counter drug for an illegal purpose. A drug crime conviction will result in serious legal ramifications, including long-term jail and prison sentences, probation, large fines, mandatory drug treatment, community service, driver’s license suspension, and a mark on your permanent record. In addition, a drug crime conviction can seriously damage your reputation and destroy your relationship with your family and friends.
Drug Crime Arrests in Texas (2010-2016)
The newest data released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows there has been a major jump in drug-related arrests in Texas between 2015 and 2016. According to the Houston police department, there was an overall 2.3% increase in crime activity between 2015 and 2016. Possession of cocaine accounted for the majority of arrests as well as synthetic narcotics and the possession of marijuana. If you have been arrested with drug possession in Houston, call David A. Breston today.
Criminal Penalties for Drug Crimes
Drug crime cases can range from a $500 fine (for a class “C” paraphernalia case) to life in prison (the maximum sentence). There are many factors that go into drug-related charges that determine if you will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. These penalties and factors may include:
- The amount of the drugs in possession at the time of your arrest
- If a minor was involved
- The type of drug
- Your intent in regard to the drug
Have a Houston Drug Charges Lawyer Represent You
Our Houston drug crimes defense attorneys represent clients accused of drug and narcotics charges throughout the state. Whether you are charged with large-scale drug trafficking or simple possession of a controlled substance, our narcotics attorneys draw on years of experience. We can help you fight the charges and, if necessary, secure an effective drug treatment program.
Call the Law Office of David A. Breston immediately if you are facing charges of any type of drug crime. Without the representation of a skilled attorney, it is not likely that you will be able to successfully defend yourself from a wrongful conviction. Drug crimes are severely punished with lengthy prison sentences, so don’t take chances. The Houston drug lawyers at the Law Office of David Breston are experienced in trial cases as well as prosecution and could defend your case from every angle. Be represented by a powerful legal team that you can trust to fight for your freedom. We have had extensive success in getting charges reduced and dismissed for our clients. Contact us today at the Law Offices of David A. Breston for a free legal consultation.