Texas School Zone Drug Violation Attorney
Under Texas law, a school zone is defined as any property used by students and educators for the purpose of school activities. The school district or local school does not actually have to own the property for the police to consider it a school zone, when making an arrest for drug possession in a school zone. Anything within 1000 feet of the property constitutes a school zone.
Under federal law, penalties for drug possession may be increased when 'school zone' is added to the criminal charges. In Texas, penalties for school zone violations vary by the districts. Defense attorneys must have an understanding and knowledge of defense strategies and expectations within the rules of the local jurisdiction.
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Attorney Jed Silverman is an experienced school zone violations attorney with many years of criminal defense experience in courts throughout Texas. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance in a school zone, you are facing an increased penalty, including possible mandatory jail time. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman will investigate the circumstances of the charges thoroughly, looking for every option to punch a hole in the police evidence and prosecution's case. We aggressively work to having your charges dismissed or reduced to the lowest possible offense, often including dropping the school zone charge entirely.
Often times, police trump up a drug possession charge by trying to claim the arrest was made in a school zone. We know the laws regarding school zone violations and we don't let them get away with increasing penalties for a crime that didn't occur.
- School zone violations
- Marijuana possession, possession with intent
- Possession of a controlled substance, narcotics possession
- Cocaine and methamphetamine possession
- Cultivation and drug manufacturing
- Prescription medication fraud
Houston school zone possession attorney Jed Silverman represents clients in courts throughout Texas. Right now, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and your future. Start by calling us at (713) 226-8800 or contact us by e-mail right away.Click Here For A Free Case Evaluation