How To Fight A Drug Charge
Texas is known for strict laws governing controlled substances and aggressive prosecution of related crimes. Depending on the amount of the substance, any past convictions and the penalty group in which it falls, large fines and time behind bars could easily be on the table.
To fight these serious charges, the first step is to speak with a criminal defense attorney at Mingledorff Law.
Attorneys Ken and Judy have been fixtures in the Houston legal community for more than 30 years. You benefit from our knowledge and background as prosecutors in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Ken also served as a special judge in the Harris County criminal courts. With this breadth of experience, we can view criminal matters from each and every possible angle.
We know the tactics prosecutors use to try to secure guilty verdicts, and we can quickly launch an aggressive defense that forces a prosecutor to prove a case against you. Call 281-810-9721 now to get a skilled defender in your corner.
Our attorneys have handled hundreds of criminal matters and know what it takes to build the strongest case to win in the courtroom. You can rest assured that our proven lawyers will stand up for your rights and fight to limit the penalties.
Not All Drugs Are Treated The Same
Recently, the Harris County District Attorney shifted focus away from prosecuting misdemeanor marijuana offenses. A diversion program could avoid jail time and keep possession of a small amount (up to four ounces) of marijuana off your record. Dealing, possession in a school zone and possession of larger amounts or while committing another crime would not qualify for the program.
Prosecution on drug possession, sale and trafficking charges related to the following controlled substances could now become a higher priority:
- Prescription drugs, including Xanax, Adderall, hydrocodone, oxycodone
- Club drugs like MDMA
- Certain compounds used to manufacture drugs
This pivot away from prosecuting small amounts of marijuana means more resources to go after those charged with other drug offenses.
Help When You Need It
We offer immediate appointments because there is no time to waste when you or a family member or friend has been charged with a drug crime.
A conviction for possession of a controlled substance whether a misdemeanor or felony can limit future opportunities and come with severe penalties. Learn your legal options and how we can help during a free initial consultation. Call 281-810-9721 or send us a quick and confidential email.