Any Texas resident facing
drug charges needs an aggressive defense. Even simple possession of marijuana can result
in a jail sentence and a hefty fine. A conviction can also result in a
criminal record, which can lead to difficulty obtaining employment.
The penalties for
drug manufacturing and trafficking are more severe than those for simple possession. State
and federal prosecutors take these cases very seriously and judges are
often not inclined to show leniency. A conviction can mean a lengthy prison sentence.
Our law firm believes in aggressively defending against state and federal
drug charges. In many cases it is possible to get the case dismissed by
challenging the allegations of probable cause used to justify a search
warrant. If the search was conducted without a warrant, we will carefully
examine the conduct of the arresting officers to determine whether the
search fell within one of the limited exceptions to the warrant requirement.
If the search is found unconstitutional, the drugs and other evidence
seized in the search can be ruled inadmissible at trial. Without this
evidence, the government's case often falls apart.
How a Houston Drug Crime Attorney Can Help
Many drug arrests in Texas are made on the basis of information obtained
by police from confidential informants. These informants are often facing
charges themselves and have agreed to testify against someone else as
part of a plea deal to reduce their own sentence. By attacking the credibility
of these informants, we can cast serious doubt on the prosecution's case.
At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we have successfully defended many
clients in Houston and throughout the State of Texas on drug possession
and trafficking charges. For more information about our drug crimes defense
practice, please visit our
State and Federal Drug Charges web page.