Frequently Asked Questions

Answers from a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sugar Land

If you have been placed under arrest and accused of committing a crime, you are probably overwhelmed and have a number of questions about your circumstances. Before doing anything else, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney who can help you understand your rights and options. Read on for answers to commonly asked criminal law questions!

What should I do if I'm arrested?

If you have been arrested there are a number of facts of which you must be aware. You have the right to an attorney. You should immediately exercise this right and do not answer any questions by law enforcement without the presence of a Sugar Land criminal defense attorney from Khawaja Law Firm by your side. This is to ensure that your legal rights are protected and prevents you from incriminating yourself in any way.

I haven't been arrested but the police want to question me about something. What should I do?

You should contact an attorney immediately. If you know what the police want to discuss with you, you should talk to your attorney about it to get proper legal advice. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer handling your case even at the investigative stage is vital and can make a substantial difference in how your case develops or progresses through the legal system.

What is a bail bond?

If bail is granted by the courts, the accused can enter into a contract with a bail bondsman who will pay the entire amount of bail in return for a fee. The bail is a surety or pledge that the accused will show up in court at scheduled appearances.

Can I be arrested for giving a few joints to my friend?

Yes, even a small amount of marijuana given as a gift to someone else can land you in jail for up to 6 months with fines up to $2,000 in fines. If you received payment for the marijuana, the penalty is increased.

What is the difference between the sale and the delivery of marijuana in a drug charge?

As far as penalties go, in Texas there is no difference. It doesn't matter if you were paid or not, you will face the same penalties for sale or delivery based on the weight of the drugs involved. Those penalties will increase if you sold or delivered to a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school, youth center, or other place where minors meet.

What is a plea bargain?

A plea bargain occurs when the prosecutor offers you a deal if you plead guilty. Generally, a plea bargain allows you to plead guilty to a lesser charge or to fewer charges. It is in your best interests to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney to determine if entering into a plea bargain is to your advantage.

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Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to providing the people of Houston with aggressive criminal defense, and we can fight for you against misdemeanor and felony charges. We can assess your circumstances to determine your options and investigate the evidence and testimony brought against you to build a compelling and detailed defense for your case.

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