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Parker County Drug Crimes Attorney

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Weatherford Lawyer for Possession, Intent to Sell, & More

Texas is notorious for being quite harsh in enforcing its drug laws. Even first-time offenders often face felony charges carrying years of prison time for relatively minor drug-related offenses. People may face felony charges even for possessing cannabis, which remains illegal in Texas, even though it is relatively commonly used. More serious drug crimes, like possession with intent to distribute, can lead to life sentences. If you are facing drug charges, you are not alone, but you may be at serious risk for harsh sentencing if you are convicted.

Soraya Joslin, P.C. is experienced in defending those accused of drug crimes in Texas. We know that no two cases are alike, so we take the time to understand the specifics of your case before designing a powerful defense. We are skilled in defending those charged with all manner of drug crimes, from "simple" possession to distribution.

Lawyers for Drug Possession and Intent to Sell in Parker County

While simple possession charges are generally less serious drug crimes, they may still be treated as felonies depending on the circumstances. How serious your charge is will depend on which substance you were accused of possessing and how much of it you were alleged to have had.

Often, people are charged with intent to distribute simply based on the amount of the substance involved. Other factors, like splitting a package or sharing a supply, could also result in a simple possession charge being increased to possession with intent to distribute.

Texas divides drugs into penalty groups, similar to the Drug Enforcement Agency's schedules. Drugs in Penalty Group 1, the most serious, include opioids such as heroin, some hallucinogens, and hard drugs such as methamphetamines. Crimes involving these substances are nearly always treated as felonies, and a conviction could result in a decades-long prison sentence.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is cannabis, which is in its own category entirely. However, this does not mean that possession of marijuana is not a serious crime - possessing more than four ounces is still a felony in Texas.

Texas Attorneys for Strong Defenses to Drug Charges

With us, no case is hopeless. You may have more defenses available than you are aware of. Our attorneys are highly skilled in evaluating cases for all possible defenses. Some ways we defend drug cases may include:

  • Fourth amendment - Police are not free to search people's homes and effects as they please. There are constitutional standards pertaining to when, how, and why police are permitted to search homes, cars, and people. If your rights were violated, there is a strong possibility that a significant amount of evidence can no longer be used against you.
  • Lack of knowledge or intent - In possession cases, we may be able to show that you did not know there were drugs in an area you were considered to be in control of, such as when someone else was using your vehicle. In distribution cases, we can sometimes defeat the presumption that you planned to distribute the substance in your possession.
  • Improper testing - Police must use caution in handling alleged narcotics they have confiscated. Errors in the chain of possession or testing procedures can lead to doubt as to what the alleged substance actually is.

We will carefully and thoroughly assess your case to determine what type of criminal defense strategy would give you the best chances of beating your charge. Building a defense strategy involves a complete review of the facts and circumstances that led to your arrest in order to identify weak areas in the state's case and strong areas in yours.

Contact a Parker County Drug Crimes Lawyer

Soraya Joslin, P.C. is experienced in defending those accused of drug crimes in Texas. Our skilled team of attorneys will fight for your rights and your freedom, no matter what type of drug charge you are up against. Contact us at 817-599-7005 to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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