Stephenville Drug Possession Lawyer
Aggressive Defense to Drug Possession Charges in Texas
While many states in the U.S. are taking a more lenient stance on the possession of drugs, Texas has become known for doing the opposite, implementing especially harsh laws and penalties. Nowadays, being found with even a tiny amount of what is designated as a “controlled substance,” such as marijuana, can land you in a lot of trouble, facing charges of a misdemeanor in court at the very least. You might not have even purposely procured the drugs, but simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the eyes of the court and law officials, however, this does not matter.
This is why it is crucial to have a supportive drug possession attorney in Stephenville. The Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton can help you avoid being convicted of drug possession charges that would haunt you every day.
Possession with Intent to Distribute or Sell
Being charged with possession is bad enough, but many officials tend to exaggerate the claims and increase the severity of your charge by turning it into a charge of “possession with intent to distribute or sell.” Prosecutors will pounce on a chance to make your conviction harsher by adding the element of “intent” to distribute, sell, or traffic drugs, which bears the penalty of being a felony.
Never admit anything to the police, since your words can be twisted against you despite your best intentions. Instead, immediately contact the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton so that we can support you with aggressive advocacy. We serve clients throughout Erath, Parker, Tarrant, Hood, Comanche, Hamilton, Bosque, Palo Pinto, Johnson, Somervell, Eastland, Brown Counties, and Tarleton State University.
Defending Against Charges of Possession in Texas
There are plenty of ways that our experienced Stephenville drug possession lawyer can defend you in court. You can count on the experience and knowledge of our team at the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton to scrutinize every detail of your case.
Some of the methods that can be used to demonstrate your case should be dismissed include:
- Disproving a Drug Possession – One of the most powerful strategies is simply showing that the drugs were not yours, to begin with. Whether they were accidentally or purposefully placed on your personhood or property, you should not be blamed for this scenario of mistaken identity.
- Mistakes in a Crime Lab – Although personnel staff at a crime lab should be careful with drug evidence, unfortunately, technical errors, accidents, and lapses in protocol occur all the time. Sometimes, by the time that your trial is taking place, the drugs in question have been lost or misplaced, or were never filed or properly organized into evidence in the first place. Moreover, if the lab’s credibility and professionalism are unreliable or disreputable, these aspects can also be questioned in court.
- Lack of a Search Warrant – Whenever the police desire to search a defendant’s home, it is mandatory that they not only have a legal search warrant, but they must follow complete protocol in only searching the precise locations declared in the search warrant. Officials who fail to obtain a proper warrant or police officers who go outside the boundaries and search areas not stated in the warrant are going against the justice system, which can be used in your defense to throw out the case entirely.
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