Overview of Drug Crimes
Types of Drug Charges
Crimes involving drugs like cocaine are generally punished harshly due to the wide range of influences that controlled substances can have on addicts, users and the people around them. Because of this fact, you could be facing harsh and severe penalties that are not personally deserved. Some of the following are examples of drug charges that our lawyers at the Martinez Law Firm have successfully fought on behalf of our clients:
- Drug sale or delivery
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
Depending upon your crime, you could be charged at the state jail level or possessing less than a gram of cocaine or at the federal level. Federal crimes are tried in a federal court, so ensure that your lawyer is familiar with the different procedure and process that takes place in a federal court case. At the firm, we have extensive experience in both state and federal drug cases and we are ready to take your legal matter to court to present a compelling case on your behalf.
Drug Possession Charges in Houston, Texas
There are five types of felonies under Texas law: capital felonies, felonies of the first degree, felonies of the second degree, felonies of the third degree and state jail felonies. Drug crimes can range through a misdemeanor charge up through a first degree felony charge. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could spend anywhere from a matter of days to life in prison. You can’t risk something this serious by neglecting to arm yourself with competent legal counsel.
Our legal team will dedicate our time to building your case with the goal of charge dismissal or reduction. You will always be able to meet face-to-face with your lawyer at our law firm. We believe in building strong relationships with our clients in order to facilitate defense. The better we know you, the better we can help you. Contact Attorney Martinez today and get aggressive defense against your drug charges.