Criminal charges can have a significant impact on defendant’s lives. Convictions can follow people for years to come, making it difficult to carry on with life as normal. For those facing serious criminal allegations — such as drug charges — prompt action regarding defense options is usually a smart idea.

A Texas man is facing multiple drug charges after a police officer spotted him in a motel parking lot. According to the officer, the 31-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with a woman, but it is not clear why the officer chose to approach the two. While speaking with them he allegedly noticed that they smelled like marijuana, and he asked the defendant to step outside the vehicle and submit to a search.

The man complied with the officer’s request, and the search allegedly turned up a little over 5 grams of methamphetamine. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a pill bottle that contained amphetamines and had its label removed, as well as a digital scale. Both of the individuals in the vehicle were arrested, although the woman was not charged with any drug crimes. Her arrest was for a misdemeanor warrant.

Charged with possessing methamphetamine and possessing dextroamphetamine — both charges are felonies that carry potential lengthy prison sentences — the Texas man is in police custody. His bond was set at $18,000. Minimizing the impact of these types of charges is a priority for most defendants. By thoroughly reviewing all related evidence, charges and relative information under the guidance of their respective counsels, most people can achieve the best possible outcome for their own unique situations.