Effective Defense Against Cocaine Charges
Cocaine possession is a serious charge in Texas. The more you are convicted of possessing, the more severe the punishment.
If you are convicted for possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine or crack, you face up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. For possession of more than 400 grams, you face up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. You could also lose your car or other property. The punishment is even worse if it is proved you had intent to sell.
If you have or want a professional license, a conviction for cocaine possession may keep you from getting one. Sale and distribution of high amounts of cocaine can even get you in trouble with your taxes. It is important for you to consult a criminal defense lawyer who has the experience and resourcefulness to vigorously defend the charges against you.
If this is not your first drug crime offense, the penalties may be even more severe. Email our firm or call at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503 to discuss any drug charges against you, including cocaine trafficking or cocaine distribution.
Suppression Of Evidence
Cocaine possession cases often turn on if the police had a right to be looking in your pocket in the first place. Citizens have a constitutional right against unlawful searches. If it is possible the police used unorthodox methods to get the evidence against you, Mr. Petruzzi will work to get the evidence suppressed.