person handcuffed with drugsThis is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss handling charges of possession with the intent to distribute in Austin and other Texas areas. I am writing this series due to the serious nature with which both Judges and prosecutors take such matters. The serious nature of such cases can mean a term of incarceration if one is convicted of the offense. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will assist people with better understanding their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a family member have been arrested then contact my office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

I will be addressing several subjects over my coming articles. Issues which I will be analyzing include:

  • What constitutes “possession with the intent to distribute” in Texas
  • Whether one can go to jail or prison for a first offense
  • How search and seizure issues impact such cases
  • Why defendants in such matters may face multiple counts
  • The importance of retaining an attorney

There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, one does not have to be caught actually selling drugs to be charged with this offense. Simply being arrested with a certain amount of narcotics is often enough evidence for the prosecutor to bring charges. Second, depending on the amount and the nature of the drugs, an individual may be facing up to ninety-nine years in prison. Third, one can face incarceration for a first offense and there is a good chance of them doing so. Fourth, if evidence was discovered due to law enforcement’s violation of the Fourth Amendment, then it may be possible to exclude that evidence from the Court’s proceedings. Also, it is common for a defendant to face additional charges, such as those relating to the possession of a firearm. Finally, retaining an attorney is crucial to ensuring that your rights are fully protected.

If you or a loved one have been arrested for the crime of possession with the intent to distribute then it is important that you speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. I have been practicing since 1995 and my practice is entirely devoted to criminal defense. I am Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Board of Legal Specialization and my office prides itself on providing a high level of service. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you. My office also serves 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.