Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Houston

Aggressive Drug Defense in Harris County, TX

Drug crimes can vary dramatically in severity and potential penalties. Crimes involving controlled substances can also be charged at a state or federal level, depending on the nature of the allegations. As a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Jed Silverman can handle virtually any type of drug case, and he and the rest of our team have the resources necessary to fight for clients' rights in and out of state and in federal court.

Facing drug charges? Call (713) 597-2221 for a FREE consultation.

From first-time offenders dealing with marijuana charges to defendants looking at felony charges for drug trafficking, our firm is committed to aggressive criminal defense representation wherever and however it is needed. If you are interested in learning more about drug charges and your rights as a suspect or defendant, we invite you to request a FREE consultation. A drug crime lawyer at our firm can offer the insight you need to make informed choices at any stage of your case.

Handling the Full Range of Drug Crime Cases

Our Houston drug crime lawyers have used decades of combined legal experience to effectively protect the rights and futures of clients facing all types of drug crime charges at the state or federal level, including:

What Factors Influence the Severity of My Drug Charges?

In dealing with drug-related charges, there are specific factors that may influence whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, as well as the penalties you may face. These factors may include:

  • The type of drug allegedly involved. This is one of the primary factors to consider in a drug crime case. Controlled substances, from marijuana to heroin to prescription drugs, are all classified based on their perceived health hazards and potential for abuse.
  • The amount of said drug. Though this will vary by case, an incident involving a very small amount of a controlled substance will typically be viewed as possession with lesser penalties. Cases involving large amounts of drugs are more likely to involve more serious charges.
  • Your alleged intent in regard to the drug or drugs. Based on the evidence, the prosecution may file possession with intent or drug distribution charges, which carry heavier penalties. This evidence may include large quantities of drugs, tools used to produce or measure drugs, alleged "client lists," large amounts of cash, and more. In other words, the penalties for possessing marijuana are generally less severe than the penalties for selling it.
  • Whether minors were allegedly involved. Giving or selling drugs to minors or committing drug crimes on school properties can result in enhanced penalties.

Challenging the Government’s Case Against You

Although every case is unique and demands a tailored defense strategy, your defense is always centered on challenging the government’s version of the facts and the case it has made against you. This requires meticulous work at every stage of your case, including:

  • Thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding an investigation, stop, and arrest. If law enforcement committed errors or infringed upon your rights – such as an unlawful search and seizure – it can potentially taint the evidence they have against you.
  • Evaluating the nature of the charges in relation to the situation at hand. Our Houston drug attorneys can poke holes in the prosecution in order to show that you did not do what they said you did, or that what was done does not constitute an illegal act, depending on the facts involved.

Ultimately, our goal is to help clients obtain the best resolution possible – be it dismissals, charge reductions, reduced penalties, or alternative sentencing options that avoid imprisonment and long-term penalties.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Crimes

Following are some of the most frequently asked questions that individuals who face drug crime charges ask. If you have further inquiries, reach out to our firm at your earliest convenience!

What is the average jail time for a drug possession charge?
Depending on the type of drug and amount involved in an alleged drug crime charge, the crime will be charged as misdemeanor or felony. The minimum punishment is 180 days. The maximum punishment for the crime of drug possession is in a TDC detention facility for 10 to 99 years.

Do first-time drug offenders go to jail?
In the state of Texas, a first-time offender could be faced with a jail sentence of around 180 days. It is likely that a conviction will carry a sentence of jail.

Can I go to jail for selling fake drugs?
State and federal laws make the sale of drugs illegal, regardless of intent. You can also be charged with a fraud crime for taking someone’s money under false pretenses.

Request a FREE Consultation With a Drug Crime Lawyer in Houston

Ready to learn more? Contact the Law Offices of Jed Silverman today at (713) 597-2221 to speak personally with an experienced Houston drug crime attorney. We offer free and confidential case evaluations!

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Three Office Locations in the Houston Metro

For the convenience of our clients, we have three different offices in the Houston metropolitan area. Find the office nearest you and schedule your meeting with us!

  • The Law Offices of Jed Silverman
    Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Houston Office

    1221 Studewood St., Suite 200, Houston, TX 77008
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    Phone: (713) 597-2221

    Local Phone:(713) 226-8800

  • Richmond Office

    201 South 11th Street, Richmond, TX 77469
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    Phone: (281) 936-0879

  • Alvin Office

    1520 East Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
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    Phone: (346) 444-9165

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