Drug Crime Lawyer in Fort Bend County
Arrested Anywhere in the Greater Houston Area?
Have you been arrested for a drug crime in Fort Bend County or the Greater
Houston area? If so, you need to speak with a skilled and aggressive criminal
defense attorney as soon as possible.
Without legal representation, you could face serious consequences. You
deserve legal representation from a professional who is devoted to protecting
your best interests. Texas prosecutes drug crimes harshly, which is why
you should connect with our Fort Bend criminal defense lawyer at
The Sims Law Firm, PLLC to begin fighting for your rights.
Contact us for your free consultation from our Fort Bend drug crime defense attorney!
Reasons Why You Should Hire Our Fort Bend Drug Crime Attorney:
Experiences from prior
satisfied former clients.
- We offer a free case consultation to clients and potential clients.
- We treat our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve.
- We have over a decade of legal experience
- We provide an aggressive defense to fully protect our clients' rights and freedoms.
- We pursue every avenue of defense possible and never leave a stone unturned.
- We utilize our former experience as a felony prosecutor to fight your charges.
- We perform our own independent investigation to uncover any potential favorable
evidence for you.
- We will search for favorable case law that may support the assertion that
your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement
- If talks with prosecution do not ultimately lead to a dismissal or a satisfactory
plea deal, vigorously defend you in a jury trial.
Learn what to do after an arrest! What Should I do?
Drug Crimes in Texas
Drug crimes are one of the most common reasons for criminal arrests. When
coupled with overzealous law enforcement officials, it is no wonder why
our country has one of the highest prison rates in the world.
According to Texas law, all drugs are divided into four penalty groups.
Penalty Group 1 includes cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids. Penalty Group
2 includes ecstasy and PCP. Penalty Group 3 includes opioids not included
in Penalty Group 1, while Penalty Group 4 includes opioids not included
in Penalty Groups 1 and 3.
Common types of drug crimes include:
- Drug possession
- Drug possession with intent
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug sale and distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
Drug Crime Penalties
Depending on the type of drug, the quantity of the drug and whether it
was for personal use or being distributed to others, a person can be charged
with a misdemeanor or a felony.
A criminal conviction for a drug crime can lead to serious consequences such as:
- Lengthy jail or prison sentence
- A criminal record
- Expensive fines
- Driver's license suspension
People who are convicted of a drug crime may have trouble finding employment,
since many employers hesitate to hire someone with a criminal past.
Drug charges should never "stick" if you can show the prosecutor,
judge or jury that your constitutional rights were violated prior to law
enforcement seizing the drugs. Even if your constitutional rights were
NOT violated, the government still must prove beyond all reasonable doubt
that the drugs were in your possession.
What Happens if You Get Caught With Drugs and a Gun in Texas?
If you get caught with possession while armed, penalties may include 2-4
years in a state prison and fines of up to $10,000. Penalties will be
more serious depending certain factors, such as:
- Type of firearm in your possession
- The type and amount of controlled substance possessed
- Whether or not another crime was in commission at the time of arrest
Ready to Protect Your Rights, Reputation & Freedom Today
If you have been accused of or arrested for a drug crime, our firm's Fort
Bend criminal defense lawyer will defend you against the charges being
made against you. When hiring a criminal defense lawyer to defend you
against drug charges, it is vital that your criminal defense attorney
has a vast knowledge of search and seizure law, since these laws are always evolving.
Our Fort Bend County drug crime lawyer understands that you probably have
a lot of questions about your drug crime case and need immediate answers.
This is why we proudly offer all our potential clients a free case evaluation.
Know that The Sims Law Firm, PLLC is here for you.
Call The Sims Law Firm, PLLC today at (713) 766-1445 and consult with
us directly. You can also
contact us online to request a free case evaluation.