Fort Bend County Drug Possession Lawyer
Were You Arrested for Possession? Our Criminal Lawyer Can Help!
Did you know that you can be charged with drug possession if illegal substances are found anywhere on you, near you or on or in your property? This means that a small amount of marijuana in your pocket or a large amount of cocaine in your car can both land you in serious hot water. If you are convicted, you will be required to serve prison time, pay steep fines and face a mandatory license suspension of at least six months.
Facing charges for drug possession? Don't face your charges alone. Speak with our attorneys about your case today!
You Do Not Have to Submit to a Search
Most cases of drug possession are the result of a police stop or routine traffic stop. At these stops or questionings, officers may ask if there are any illegal substances or drugs on you. It is important to remember that you do not have to submit to a search. Fort Bend County law enforcement officials are not legally allowed to search you without a search warrant, and you may remain silent until you speak with a Fort Bend County drug possession attorney. Doing so is called exercising your Miranda rights, and it is highly recommended that you abide by these rights; it may save you a lot of hassle in the long run.
How Do You Beat a Drug Possession Charge?
There are several possible defenses that a skilled attorney can use in a drug possession case depending on the circumstances. Some possible defenses that can be used to hopefully beat a drug possession charge include:
- The drug was a legally prescribed medication
- There was an insufficient quantity found in possession
- The drug was not in possession with the intent to consume it
- The drug is approved for investigational use
- There is a lack of knowledge that the drug was in the defendant’s possession
A skilled Fort Bend County drug possession attorney can craft the right defense for your case. If you are facing charges, don’t hesitate to contact us and start your defense right away.
Illegal Drugs in Texas
The state of Texas' Health and Safety Codes categorizes illegal substances in classes called schedules. These classifications are based on the drug's addictiveness, known medicinal purposes, and illegal compounds. Schedule I drugs include heroin, meth, hydrocodone and cocaine. Schedule II drugs include marijuana, ecstasy and PCP. Valium and Ritalin are Schedule III drugs. Regardless of the type of drug you were arrested for, you still have a lot at stake after an arrest in terms of your future and your rights.
If you have been arrested for possession of any illegal substance, then it is vital that you act quickly to retain the legal counsel of a trusted Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to fight for your rights. When you work with our firm, you will be working with a dedicated and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who is a proven criminal defense specialist.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your drug possession case, do not hesitate to contact Rosen & Kovach, PLLC right away and schedule a free case evaluation today.
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John Kovach represented me in two cases in which both were dismissed and jail time was avoided.- Katelyn