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Serious sentences for drug offenses

Texas drug related crimes are increasingly prevalent. With the rising rates of addiction and increased access to illicit substances, crimes and penalties related to both drug possession and distribution have likewise been on the rise. This means, if one is facing charges related to a drug offense one could also be looking at some substantial penalties from that charge.

Challenging a search warrant

Imagine the familiar scene from so many television cop shows: the police come knocking at your door with a search warrant. They enter your home and begin searching through all of your rooms and belongings. As a result of this search, the police recover an amount of illegal drugs and cash from a bedroom. Now you are charged with possession with intent to distribute these drugs. What can you do now?

Possession of marijuana is a crime in Texas

In the last decade a movement has spread across the country to allow certain medical patients to hold "marijuana cards" so that they may obtain and use cannabis products to alleviate the symptoms of their conditions. Not all jurisdictions treat medical marijuana the same way, and in Texas there is only a narrow window of permissibility for those who suffer from intractable epilepsy to use a certain, highly regulated cannabis oil. This is the only form of marijuana that is legal in the state.

Was I subject to an illegal search and seizure?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides all people protections from being subject to unlawful searches and seizures, which invade their rights to privacy. There are however limitations on these protections, and certain circumstances where the police may be justified in conducting a search of your car, person, home or other property in order to seize contraband or other evidence of a crime. So, how do you know if you have been subject to an illegal search and seizure, or if the police acted properly in upholding the law?

What is a drug diversion program?

Many different people from all walks of life can find themselves facing drug charges. Even if they are the result of a one-time mistake, for example, at a college, or an ongoing bad habit that a person was trying to keep secret, these charges can run a person's professional and personal life, even if the person accused is a first-time offender.

Defending against drug offenses

Being charged with a drug offense can be scary and stressful. These charges are complex and often carry significant penalties including fines and jail time. There are various types of drug offenses including distribution offenses and possession offenses. Distribution involves the sale of drugs to others while possession merely involves having drugs under your control.

Man faces serious drug charges after police investigation

There are many different types of drug offenses that someone may be charged with. These offenses range in severity from simple drug possession to distribution or even trafficking. Most notably the differences in these types of charges come in terms of the potential penalties you could face if convicted. While drug distribution is a serious offense, and often carries mandatory minimum sentencing penalties, drug trafficking is an even more serious charge with increased penalties. The difference between distribution and trafficking often centers on the amount of drugs involved, with trafficking offenses usually involving greater quantities of drugs being offered for sale.

Protecting your right against unreasonable search and seizure

Imagine a scenario where you are driving in your car late at night. Unbeknownst to you, you have a taillight out. A police officer pulls you over for the traffic violation of having a broken taillight. Naturally you are nervous during this encounter, as most people are when stopped by police. Nevertheless, you produce your valid driver's license and vehicle registration without incident. The officer however claims that you're nervous behavior is suspicious and asks you to step out of the vehicle.

Texas pair accused of stealing identification documents

Two people from nearby College Station have been accused of crimes related to identity theft or stolen documents. According to police, they received a tip that the couple were rummaging through tenants' mailboxes at an apartment complex where the couple used to live. Supposedly, the pair had been asked to move out of the apartment complex relatively recently.

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