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Drug Possession Charges

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.
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Brooks T. Harrison

Aggressive and Pragmatic Trial Lawyer

With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and insurance litigation from natural disasters.

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Defenses to Drug Possession

In many cases, drugs charges are filed as the result of improper searches and illegal seizures. If you have been charged with drug possession, you need a lawyer who knows how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I am well-versed in proper police procedure. If your constitutional rights were violated, the court will often reduce the charges against you or even dismiss your case entirely.

Texas Drug Crime Law Is Complex

Unless you have a pharmacology degree, you will probably have a tough time deciphering Texas’s drug crime laws. Found under Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, the provisions that govern drug possession are a complex maze of rules and regulations.

Related crimes include possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, prescription drug crimes, and drug trafficking. Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

Drug Possession Basics

Drug possession offenders are prosecuted based on three basic criteria: the type of drug, the amount of drug, and any aggravating circumstances. Aggravating circumstances include any behaviors or activities that exacerbate the possession, such as an intent to sell or taking drugs into a school zone.

Texas law also groups drugs into “penalty groups” that determine the severity of the charge. These penalty groups sort drugs based on their level of danger, potential for abuse, and medical usefulness. For example, penalty group 1, which includes the most dangerous drugs, imposes the strictest criminal sentences.

Possession of Marijuana

Because it is the most common illegal controlled substance, marijuana has its own special classification under Texas drug law. The penalties vary widely depending on the amount of marijuana the accused had on his person at the time of arrest and how he intended to use the drug.

A charge involving less than two ounces is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. By contrast, a conviction for selling more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana is a first degree felony that can result in a life sentence.

Federal Criminal Defense

Defended countless clients accused of federal crimes. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.

Drug Possession

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

White Collar Crimes

Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

DWI Charges

A DWI Charge Can Put Your Life on Hold. A single arrest can seriously jeopardize your job, your freedom, and your reputation. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you can’t afford to delay your defense.

Why Hire Us?

Brooks T. Harrison—Attorneys at Law, PLLC has the unique ability to evaluate a case, develop a strategy, and to fight for our clients. We translate complex information into ideas that anyone can understand. We look at cases from the big picture all the way to the smallest detail and then take the facts and evidence to create a compelling story that juries understand. Call me today at (877) 402-6658 for a free consultation to discuss.

The best decision I made was hiring Brooks T. Harrison as my Lawyer. - Darlene White

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When you have been charged with a crime, you need experienced lawyers who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout our careers, We have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing we do..

Brooks T. Harrison

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Brooks T. Harrison’s Bio With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and...
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