This is the first post in a series which will discuss defending against drug trafficking charges in Austin, Texas. I feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, while America’s attitude towards drug use may be changing, trafficking narcotics remains a harshly punished offense. It is also important to discuss this topic due to the fact that some defendants are surprised to learn that they can be charged with trafficking under Texas law. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will address include:
- What constitutes “drug trafficking” under Texas law
- Texas’ penalties for drug trafficking
- How search & seizure issues impact drug trafficking cases
- Taking a drug trafficking case to trial
- Handling federal charges
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, many are surprised that simply being in possession of a certain amount, or type, of narcotic can constitute drug trafficking. This leads to shock on the part of some when they face such serious charges. Second, it is important to understand potential penalties so that the risk of going forward can be properly evaluated. Third, search and seizure issues can potentially result in a case being dismissed. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly. Finally, depending on the nature of the case, one may be charged by the United States government.
One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved one have been arrested. Prosecutors and judges take such matters very seriously and it is vital that you mount a strenuous defense. I am Board Certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been practicing law since 1995. I devote my practice to defending the rights of the accused and I take pride in the level of service which my office provides. Contact us online or by telephone to speak with an Austin attorney for drug trafficking charges. I also serve the cities of Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, and San Marcos, Texas.