Tackling any type of case in the criminal justice system can prove challenging. However, those involving drug crimes are particularly difficult. The state if Texas takes a hard stance on illegal drug use. If you find yourself in the position of needing to defend yourself against drug charges, having an experienced attorney at your side may prove extremely valuable.
It does not matter if you are accused of a minor drug offense, such as simple possession, or a major drug offense, such as trafficking, the consequences of a conviction can have a significant impact on your life. Penalties associated with drug crimes include jail time, imprisonment and hefty fines. Anytime behind bars can affect your ability to provide for yourself and your family, as having a criminal record can make it difficult to get a job when you get out.
When it comes to certain drug crimes, it may be possible to have one's case moved to drug court. This is a court supervised rehabilitation program meant for nonviolent, first-time offenders. Your legal counsel will be able to tell you if this is an option you can pursue.
While fighting drug crimes cases is not easy, there are many different defense options available to Texas residents that may help your situation. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review the details of your case and assist you in making an informed decision regarding the defense option that will best serve your interests. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.