Sugar Land Drug Crime Lawyer
Get Strong Defense Against TX Drug Charges
Are you being investigated for illegal drug activity? Have you have been
charged with a drug offense in the Greater Houston area? You should immediately
seek experienced professional legal advice and representation. At the
Khawaja Law Firm, we provide aggressive and competent legal counsel in
all types of criminal defense cases with a special focus on drug crimes.
Attorney Ibrahim Khawaja has worked on thousands of criminal cases, as both a former Chief Prosecutor
for Harris County as well as in his private practice. In any drug charges,
we urge you to contact the firm to arrange for a
complimentary consultation about your case.
Common Drug Offenses in Texas
Our defense law firm can defend against crimes involving many types of drugs:
Cocaine is a controlled substance. If you are facing drug crimes related
to this illegal drug, whether it involves possession for your own use
or more serious distribution or trafficking charges, you should seek professional
Codeine is a widely used narcotic. It can be used in tablets alone or
in conjunction with other pain relievers, such as aspirin. It is also
used as a cough suppressant. Codeine products, such as hydrocodone, are
often diverted from legitimate sources onto the illicit drug market.
Ecstasy, or MDMA, is part of the amphetamine class of drugs, a club drug
used for recreational purposes and commonly associated with raves (electronic
dance music). This drug has been placed as a DEA Schedule 1 drug due to
its high potential for abuse which results in severe penalties. It has
serious psychological and physiological effects.
Marijuana is the most common drug for which people are prosecuted in drug
crimes. Research on this illegal drug suggests that a certain percentage
of long-term users become addicted. Possession of even a minor amount
of marijuana is a crime in Texas.
Answers to Common Drug Crime Questions
What are the penalties for the possession of drugs?
This will depend on the type of drug, as well as the amount. The minimum
punishment for possession of a controlled substance is imprisonment for
no more than 180 days and/or a maximum fine of $2,000. The maximum fine
would be confinement in TDC for life or for a term from 10 years to 99
years and/or a fine that should not exceed $250,000.
Is it a crime to drive under the influence of drugs?
While most people know that it is a crime to drive while drunk, it is
also illegal to drive while drugged. Minimum penalties for this crime
include imprisonment for a term between 72 hours to 180 days and/or a
fine not to exceed $2,000. The maximum penalty would be imprisonment for
a term of 2 to 10 years and/or a fine to not exceed $10,000.
Is the use of marijuana legal in the state of Texas?
The use of marijuana is always considered to be illegal in the state of Texas.
What are some common defense strategies against drug possession?
There are several strategies that can be advanced in cases involving drug
possession. For example, we could argue that you were subjected to an
unlawful search and seizure, that the drugs belonged to someone else,
or that you were the victim of entrapment.
Consult with our Sugar Land defense attorney today!
You can get specific legal advice pertaining to the particulars of your
situation by contacting the firm to arrange to speak with our experienced
Sugar Land criminal attorney. The sooner you get started on the legal defense you need, the better
your chances for a favorable case outcome. Your freedom and future may
be stake - get the competent help you need from an attorney with proven results.
Contact Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC today to request your
FREE case evaluation!