Fighting Cocaine Or Crack Charges In Houston?
Persons arrested in connection with cocaine or crack in Houston, Texas, will benefit greatly if they’re represented by an attorney who is experienced with the process of challenging drug charges in the court of law.
Do not let your life get run through the plea mill. I’m attorney Paul Morgan. I will fight for your liberty and treat your life and case seriously. If you were charged with possession of a controlled substance like cocaine or crack, contact me immediately at 713-364-0209.
Cocaine Possession & Texas Law
The state of Texas classifies cocaine as a dangerous drug and prosecutes drug offenders accordingly. In Texas, the possession of any amount of cocaine is a felony offense. Depending on the amount of cocaine associated with your criminal charge, and any previous criminal history on your part, prison sentencing can range from six months to 99 years for defendants adjudged as guilty. The table below illustrates the way cocaine offenses are classified based on the quantity of the drug involved with the case.
|Quantity||Criminal Classification||Penalty||Max. Fine|
|Less than 1g||State Jail Felony||180D to 2YR State Jail||$10,000.00|
|1 to 4g||3rd Degree Felony||2-10YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|4 to 200g||2nd Degree Felony||2-20YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|200 to 400g||1st Degree Felony||5-99YR TDCJ||$50,000.00|
|400g & Over||1st Degree Felony||10-99YR TDCJ||$100,000.00|
Associated fines can be assessed as high as $100K for serious offenders and drug traffickers. If a person is caught with a mass quantity of the drug, the Offices of the United States Attorneys may pick up the case, leading to federal criminal charges.
Fighting Houston Cocaine Charges
Not every person charged with a drug offense suffers a conviction in the court of law. There are a number of defense options available to defendants, which largely factors on the details of the case. If law enforcement officers violated the law when evidence was collected, it can and should be thrown out, which could lead to a case dismissal.
If police officers lacked probable cause to detain or search you, the criminal charge is invalid, again, leading to a case dismissal.
If the drugs didn’t belong to you, and there’s reasonable evidence to support your claim, we may be able to beat the charge outright. This is commonplace when rental cars aren’t properly cleaned by the owners, or when multiple people are arrested in one setting. Any existing related criminal background will be key to determining if we go this route or not.
Accused Of Cocaine Possession In Houston? Call Attorney Paul Morgan Immediately
Having an experienced Houston drug charge lawyer on your case will make major a difference. I know the mistakes that are commonly made by Houston Police Department officers and how to find out if they hid any wrongdoing or technical mistakes on their part. Technical errors have been used time and time again to free defendants who were even caught red-handed.
The Paul Morgan Law Office, PLLC, is not a plea-bargain generation law firm. I’m a criminal defense lawyer charged with defending the accused, not making deals with the opposition. Do not run your life through the plea mill. Despite whether you are trying to mitigate the amount of time on a sentence or fight for your life, I, Paul Morgan, will fight tenaciously for your freedom and the affirmation of your rights.