Possessing drugs is a serious crime in Texas with some of the harshest penalties in the nation. While marijuana is legal or decriminalized in many states, you can face stiff penalties in Texas, including jail time, probation and a permanent criminal record. Before taking a plea deal or admitting guilt in case that may have life-changing consequences, it is imperative you discuss your options with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
I am Bob Mabry, a drug defense lawyer in Conroe with more than 29 years' experience handling drug cases. I represent clients throughout Montgomery and Harris counties, Including the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area. who face possession and distribution charges for controlled substances such as:
- Marijuana (recreational marijuana is not legal in Texas)
- Prescription drugs including opioids without a prescription
I am fully capable of defending you in negotiations, at trial and in an appeal if necessary.
The True Cost Of A Drug Conviction
You may have never been arrested before and never considered yourself a criminal. But one conviction for drugs can remain on your criminal record for life. Most drug offenses in Texas are felonies that garner prison time. Even if you obtain probation, you would still have the stigma of a criminal conviction that can affect your ability to obtain employment, housing, student loans and government benefits and can affect your immigration status. The type of drug and quantity can greatly affect the penalties.
If you have an addiction problem you need help, not incarceration. I understand this and can represent you if you are a first-time or repeat offender. Let me advocate for sentencing alternatives that include community service and drug treatment programs. If an accusation is false or the police improperly stopped and searched you, I will seek to gather evidence that upholds a solid defense.