Drug offenses are either prosecuted in the state or federal courts. Normally, the amount of the drug or drugs involved determines which agency handles the case. Usually the Federal government is involved in lengthy investigations that utilize drug informants, undercover agents and many hours of audio and video surveillance. Although State court can handle and State agencies can prosecute complex or undercover drug investigation you are more likely to find State court handling cases where the defendant was simply possessing illegal substances. If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should consult a Houston drug attorney immediately. The Miller Law Group has successfully handled many Houston drug charge cases. Call today to set up a free consultation: 713-866-6233.
Houston Drug Charge Defense
The Miller Law Group’s criminal defense law firm in Houston will investigate your Houston drug crime charge to find out if the search and seizure process in your case was handled lawfully. We will defend your Constitutional rights. Houston criminal attorney Gary Miller believes that unlawful seizure and search is threatening to not only you, but to the privacy of all Texans. If we find that any unlawful procedures were used by law enforcement in your Houston criminal case, we will have that evidence thrown out immediately. We will also see to it that your rightful property is returned to you following unlawful property seizure.
Depending on the specific charges, being convicted of a drug crime in Houston can result in years behind bars and almost every drug possession conviction is also accompanied by the possibility of a driver license suspension. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Houston drug crime, you need an attorney who has top-notch experience in the Houston court system and is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the system to make sure your rights are not violated. Call to consult the successful attorneys at Miller Law Group today: 713-866-6233.
Examples of Drug Charges
Possession of a dangerous drug
Federal and state drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, club drugs, and heroine. Drug possession laws vary according to the type of drug, the amount, and the area of the offense.
Possession with the intent to deliver
Law enforcement in Texas is fully dedicated in pursuing drug distribution charges. Possessing drugs with the intent to deliver is a serious crime that can have major consequences. Sometimes this might lead to a more serious charge even when there is no intent to deliver.
Felony possession of a controlled substance
A felony is considered on of the highest classes of offense in the United States, and almost always ends in a prison term if the person is found guilty. Someone who has been convicted of a felony most often will then be known as a felon and will carry that negative social stigma with them for the rest of their life.
There are approximately a million or more people being arrested per year for possession today than just ten years ago. All around the country law enforcement are taking a zero tolerance attitude toward any form of drug offense. The main types of drug that Americans are getting arrested for today are marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstacy, oxycontin, and hydrocodone.
Possession of a controlled substance, Cocaine
In the state of Texas cocaine is classified as a schedule one drug, which means it is one of the most dangerous. A charge for possession of cocaine could potentially lead to a sentence of serving life in prison or a fine up to 100,000 dollars depending on the amount of possession.
Possession of a controlled substance, Xanax
Often times you might think possession of a prescription drug such as Xanax is a lesser offense, however that is not the case. Possession of a prescription drug could potentially be just as serious as any other drug possession charge, depending on the amount of drugs possessed without a prescription.
Though some states have become more relaxed when it comes to possession of marijuana, Texas continues to vigorously prosecute those charged with crimes involving marijuana. If you are charged with possession of marijuana you could potentially face severe penalty.
Felony possession of Marijuana
Felony possession of Marijuana is one of the highest charges you could be convicted of involving possession of marijuana. This is a serious offense, and if convicted you could face serious penalty. Not only is it very likely that you will face time in jail, you will carry around a felony charge on your record for the rest of your life.
Contact Drug Charge Lawyer Gary Miller
At the Miller Law Group, we will work hard from the moment we take your case, acting early and decisively for the best possible results. Contact us as soon as possible. Call us at 713-866-6233.