Learn About The Drug Charges You Face
The state of Texas takes drug crimes very seriously. A conviction for a seemingly minor offense can leave a scar on your criminal record that affects your life for years. If you have questions about drug charges and how they may impact your life, you have come to the right place.
When you need clarification about drug law, attorney H. Alex Fuller can assist you. At his law firm, The Law Office Of H. Alex Fuller, PLLC, he uses over 10 years of legal experience to defend clients against a full spectrum of drug-related criminal charges. Read on to learn the answers to some of the questions he often hears.
Is marijuana legal in Texas?
Although several states have passed recent legislation to decriminalize marijuana, Texas is not one of them. Under the 2015 Compassionate Use Act, the state does allow patients to use low-THC cannabis for some medical conditions. Otherwise, possession, cultivation and distribution are forbidden.
Can the police search my car, backpack, house and other belongings?
Under the Fourth Amendment, the police do not have the right to search your home, vehicle or personal belongings without a warrant. If a police officer asks to search these, you should politely refuse. However, if they have probable cause to believe that a crime is in progress, they can execute a search without a warrant.
What are the consequences of a drug conviction in Texas?
The court inflicts a wide variety of penalties on people convicted of drug crimes. Some common penalties include:
- Up to 99 years in jail
- A fine of up to $50,000
- Community service
- Mandatory drug rehabilitation treatment
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
The severity depends on the drug in question, the offense in question and the presence of a criminal record.
Can a lawyer help me with a drug charge?
Criminal defense attorneys, particularly those with experience handling drug cases, can sometimes get your charges dismissed or reduced. In other cases, they may get your sentence reduced. It is very wise to work with a lawyer, especially against the powerful Texas justice system.
Learn More In A Free Consultation
Do you want to learn more about how a lawyer can defend you? Do you have more questions about drug law? Contact The Law Office Of H. Alex Fuller, PLLC, in McKinney to schedule a free initial consultation. Mr. Fuller will give you frank, honest answers and personalized service. To schedule your consultation, send an email or call 972-535-8266.