Texas drug laws are among the strictest in the country, even when it comes to small amounts of marijuana. If you are caught with a controlled substance, the potential consequences are severe, especially if there is sufficient weight to charge you with more than simple possession. With your future at stake, you need the highly professional and determined criminal defense representation we provide at Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP. Drawing on decades of combined experience, our seasoned trial lawyers take affirmative steps to protect your rights and minimize the consequences of your arrest.
Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience with a variety of Texas drug charges, including:
Under certain circumstances, federal drug charges are also possible. Considering the seriousness of the potential punishment, you must choose the best attorney available to manage your defense.
Depending on the circumstances, our attorneys may be able to use procedural challenges to fight the charges against you. For example, if you were the victim of an illegal traffic stop or an unreasonable search and seizure, drug evidence the police discovered would not be admissible in court.
There are also substantive defenses available in some cases. For example, a possession charge requires the accused to have “knowing” possession of the drugs. For example, if you did not know that drugs were in the car you were driving, you were not technically in possession. However, to be credible, such a defense must present a reasonable explanation as to how the drugs got into the car without your knowing about them. Having control over the drugs is another necessary element of possession. It is also possible to be in the presence of drugs but not to have control over them. Here again, there must be a credible explanation for the drugs, including the identity of the person who did exercise control over them.
When the facts are against you, our attorneys may still be able to deliver a favorable outcome by getting the charges reduced, obtaining lenient sentencing or avoiding jail time altogether with pretrial diversion, deferred prosecution or a first offender drug program designed to assist users rather than punish them.
When you retain our law firm for your drug possession defense, you get our full commitment to pursue the best outcome available.
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP helps clients fight state and federal drug charges in North Texas. Call us at 940-230-2386 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We have four North Texas offices, located in Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville and Celina.
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