Let Me Protect Your Rights And Freedom Against Texas Drug Crimes Charges
Many states these days are legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing other substances and generally relaxing their drug laws. Texas is not among them. The laws related to drug possession and other offenses remain harsh and rigid. Unfortunately, enforcement of the laws tends to be especially punitive against minority populations.
For these reasons and more, it is critical to seek the help of an experienced drug crimes defense attorney. In East Texas, look no further than Bob Mabry Attorney at Law PLLC. I bring over 30 years of criminal defense experience to each case, and I am passionate about fighting for clients – especially those who have been marginalized in society and treated unfairly by the state.
What Charges Are You Facing?
In Texas, drug crimes range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the type of drug in question, the quantity of that drug, the nature of the offense and other details. I am ready to defend you against all manner of charges, including those related to:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Drug sales and delivery
- Drug manufacturing and trafficking
- Driving while impaired by drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, you face a host of criminal and noncriminal consequences. In addition to fines and potential jail time, convictions for certain offenses could jeopardize voting rights and close doors to employment, credit and higher education.
As your attorney, I will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the due process you are entitled to. I will help you understand all of your legal options and will work tirelessly to help resolve your charges in the manner that best meets your needs and goals.
Common Issues And Defenses In Drug Possession Cases
Your drug possession case may seem open and shut, but don’t be so sure. Here are common issues that often work against prosecutors:
Search and seizure concerns – Did the police have a warrant or probable cause to search your home for drugs? If not, they may have violated your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. I can petition the court to suppress illegally obtained evidence, meaning it can’t be used to convict you.
You had a valid prescription – The police can charge you with illegal possession of prescription drugs if they were discovered stored in a container other than the labeled prescription bottle. Showing your prescription could lead to dropped or greatly reduced charges.
Difficulty proving you had knowledge or control – There are two types of drug possession: actual and constructive. Actual possession means they were found on your person (such as in your pocket). Constructive possession means they were found in a place that you controlled, which means you may have had knowledge that they were there. The burden of proof is on prosecutors to clearly demonstrate that you knew the drugs were there and exercised control over them. I make them work very hard to back up their allegations, and I can often achieve dismissal of or acquittal on constructive possession charges.
The bottom line is simple: Don’t assume you are out of options before speaking to an attorney. The case against you may be much weaker than the prosecutors want you to believe.
When Your Future Is At Stake, Contact An Attorney You Can Trust
Bob Mabry Attorney at Law PLLC has been providing trusted and trial-tested defense representation to clients in East Texas for more than 30 years. If you find yourself facing drug charges, contact me to learn how I can help protect your rights and safeguard your freedom. Just call my Conroe office at 936-494-1393 or reach out online to schedule your initial consultation.