Cocaine Offenses

Cocaine Offenses

In Houston, possession of a even a seemingly minor amount of cocaine is tantamount to reasoning for a stiff prison sentence. Regardless of how small the amount, possession of cocaine is a felony crime in Texas.

Although a felony offense, there are levels to the severity of the criminal charge. The level of severity is largely contingent on the amount of the drug the defendant is “allegedly” connected with, and if whether or not the defendant has any previous criminal history.

The stakes are raised even more if the defendant has any form of criminal history that suggests habitual criminal behavior of the same kind. For example: a second cocaine offense and the presiding Harris County judge may throw that proverbial book at you.

Don’t Play Games With Prosecutors

Don’t Play Games With Prosecutors

When a person is accused of a criminal offense they’ll often pause in fright at the potential for jail time, and jump at the first deal prosecutors offer them. We recommend that you relax, and contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to guide you through the process of making the tough decisions. Tad A. Nelson, Jack B. Carroll, Ned Barnett, David Breston, Dane Johnson and Sandra Oballe are among the top criminal lawyers in the region. If they aren’t able to take your case be sure to ask them for a referral. Nothing beats legal representation by the best lawyer other than having the best attorney refer you to a trusted colleague.

Take it from me, don’t make deals with prosecutors. You’ll lose. It’s their job.

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