Houston Drug Crime Lawyer
Charged With Delivery or Possession With Intent to Deliver?
Under Texas law, delivery or sale or possession with intent to deliver marijuana or a controlled substance is treated more seriously than mere possession. It is usually one degree higher offense.
The possession with intent to deliver or sell drugs is often considered both a state and federal offense. This can result in an accused individual being tried at the state and federal level, and receiving penalties from both courts. The penalties will vary depending on certain factors, including the classification of the drug, and the amount that was found by law enforcement officials. Whether the individual is charged by both the federal and state authorities is usually a matter of what agency investigated the crime, the amount of drugs involved, and whether a criminal organization or suspected trafficking ring is involved.
Many people who are caught with what they consider to be "a small amount for personal use" are surprised to learn that they are charged with "Possession With Intent to Deliver" which may be treated the same as actual delivery or sale. Charging decisions of possession versus possession with intent to deliver may be made based upon the amount of drugs involved, whether the drugs were in one package or found in a series of small packages, where the drugs were found, or the circumstances of the bust - such as a known drug house or the middle of a transaction, or tips from informants.
Penalties for Drug Sales
Being charged with the sale of drugs in our state or related offenses can be met with severe penalties that include fines, property seizure, and time served in prison. Obtaining a favorable case outcome and avoiding these penalties completely depends upon the quality of legal representation one has. If you are facing charges for the sale of drugs, it is important that you contact a Houston criminal attorney immediately. An attorney will be able to provide you with an aggressive defense that casts the validity of the prosecution's accusations into doubt.
Drug Crime Attorney in Houston, TX
My name is Tate Williams, and I established the Law Office of Q. Tate Williams PC to protect the rights of those charged with criminal offenses in Houston. With 12 years of experience in practicing law, I am able to provide legal defense to my clients that is both effective and aggressive. While fighting a case, I pay close attention to the client, and keep them constantly updated as to developments in their legal proceedings. If you have been charged with
drug crimes, contact my offices today. I will treat you with the care and respect that you deserve, and will fight diligently for a beneficial outcome to your case.
Have you been charged with the sale of illegal drugs? Contact a Houston criminal attorney who will act as a strong advocate in your case.