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Drug Possession/Possession with Intent

Houston Drug Possession Lawyer

Drug related crimes in Texas are prosecuted frequently and aggressively. Texas law enforcement is under pressure to control illegal drug activity. In doing so, they often make false accusations and charge people with little supporting evidence. When you are accused of a drug crime, it is important to seek experienced defense as soon as possible to protect your rights.

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At DeToto, Van Buren & Brown we vigorously defend people charged with drug possession and possession with intent to sell. We explore every viable option in a drug crimes defense case, protecting your rights and freedom.

Strategic, Effective Drug Crimes Defense: Protect Your Rights!

As a border state, Texas is especially strict in drug crime enforcement. Many of the drug crimes charged in Texas are very serious, involving trafficking or drug smuggling and importation. Although the intent is to reduce the transport of illegal drugs across the U.S./Mexico border, the efforts of law enforcement in Houston and all across the state are equally aggressive.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Texas

Any individual charged with drug possession or possession with intent to distribute or sell is facing potentially severe penalties, which vary widely. The laws regarding cocaine and marijuana possession, for example, are drastically different. The penalties for conviction vary depending on the type and quantity of illegal drug:

    • Minimum penalties: A conviction for possession of marijuana of less than 2 ounces can result in up to 180 days in jail and fines of up to $2,000.
    • Maximum penalties: Possession of a large quantity of cocaine (400 grams or more) can yield up to 99 years in prison and fines up to $100,000.

No matter what charges you are facing, the prosecution is intent on convicting you. In many cases, police and prosecutors make the mistake of thinking that all possession charges are the same. This is not true. Our firm’s attorneys have decades of experience defending people charged with drug possession, and will do anything legal to avoid a conviction, or minimize its impact. We will assert your rights.

At DeToto, Van Buren & Brown, we defend clients charged with drug crimes involving cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, and other illegal drugs and narcotics. We also defend clients in cases involving possession of prescription drugs.

Contact our criminal defense lawyers in Houston, Texas, to discuss your arrest and learn more about our legal approach. All lawyers talk. We act.

DeToto, Van Buren & Brown
300 Main Street, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-0051