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Drug Crimes Defense in Houston, Texas

The charge of a drug crime in Houston can have serious effects on someone’s future. This can ruin their reputation, take away some sort of freedom and even their professional license as well as the ability to get some jobs. At The Law Offices of Diana E. Sims, we understand how serious drug crimes can be in the State of Texas and can use our years of experience to create effective defense strategies for your case. We will thoroughly investigate your case in order to obtain you the most favorable resolution possible.

Drug Crime Charges We Can Represent You With

Our professional legal team can help with drug possession, selling, distributing and illegal drug manufacturing charges. Our drug crime defense attorney can use her expertise to fight for her clients in order to get minimum sentencing for these charges. She understands all drug laws in the State of Texas and can uphold them in all legal proceedings. Her experience as a criminal defense attorney allows her to devise these strategies to help her clients.

What Can a Drug Possession Attorney Do For You

In Harris County, punishments for drug possible depends on the amount and type of drug. These regulations can be hard to understand, making it important for a drug possession attorney to represent your case. Drug possession charges can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on many factors in your case. Texas classifies illegal drugs into Penalty Groups.

  • Penalty Group 1 contains opiates such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. A felony charge can lead to 180 days up to 2 years in jail and fines up to $1,000 for 1 gram or less to minimum jail time of 10 years and fines up to $100,000. Penalty Group 1 A is for LSD.
  • Penalty Group 2 contains hallucinogenics such as PCP, mescaline, and ecstasy. These are felonies with penalties similar to the previous group and jail time of 5 years and fines up to $50,000 for more than 400 grams.
  • Penalty Group 3 and 4 are for common prescription drugs such as Valium, Xanax, Ritalin and Codeine. These range from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies with 5 years to life in prison and fines up to $50,000.
  • Marijuana possession isn’t included in the penalty groups. Carrying two ounces or less faces up to 180 days in jail and six months to life and fines of $2,000 to $50,000 for larger amounts.

Drug Distribution Charges Defense

One of the most popular defenses for drug crimes is to prove that there was an illegal search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment protects you from illegal search for drugs in your home or car. It’s also possible that someone is forced to carry drugs and are threatened with violence too. These are just some of the many defenses that our drug crimes defense attorney can use in order to defend your case successfully in Houston.

What to Do When Charged with a Drug Crime

If you have been charged or convicted of a drug crime in Houston, you should never speak to thepolice before you have a drug crimes defense attorney on your side. Diana Sims will act as yourlegal advocate and will keep you from giving out evidence that can be used against youlater on. It’s important that you never discuss the details of your case with anyone, but your legal representation from The Law Offices of Diana E. Sims.

Call to Schedule a No-Cost Legal Consultation with a Houston Texas Drug Crimes DefenseAttorney

If you or a loved one have been charged with drug crime charges in or around Houston Texas, call us today to schedule a no-cost legal consultation. Our drug crime defense attorney has years of experience and can answer any questions youhave about the upcoming legal process during a free legal consultation. We are capable of creating strong defenses foryour drug-related crime charges and cases and have helped individuals like you to fight their case successfully. In order to schedule this consultation, call our Houston law office today at (713) 236-9800.

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