The Texas and federal government spends a great deal of money each year on the war on drugs. The penalties for possessing drugs, manufacturing and distributing drugs and trafficking drugs keep getting more severe. The penalties now range anywhere from probation to life in prison.
If you feel you are being investigated to for a drug charge, it is imperative for you to contact an attorney with experience defending drug related crimes as soon as possible. And, if you have been arrested for a drug offense, employ a defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Gary Redman is has defended drug charges in Dallas and North Texas for 14 years. Call Gary and schedule a confidential, no cost consultation to discuss you drug related offense.
Drug Crimes Include:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Manufacturing and Delivery
- Drug Trafficking
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Delivery of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of a Firearm While Selling Drugs
- Possessing Drugs in School.
Defending Drug Charges
Most drug charges are felony offenses in Texas. This means the individual accused has the right to have a grand jury review the case before being formally charged with a drug crime. The grand jury laws are the governed by Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. In many counties in Texas, including Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Fannin County, Grayson County and Ellis County, the defense lawyer is allowed to present a packet to the Grand Jury. The grand jury packet usually consists of a letter from your defense attorney, character reference letters, and numerous other pieces of evidence that shows you are not guilty of the drug charges. These packets are often effective in persuading the grand jury to not charge the person accused of possessing the drug or controlled substance.
There are several ways to win a drug charge. One of the most common ways to win a possession case is to challenge the search and seizure that revealed the drugs. Or, to challenge the lawfulness of the police officer’s actions when initially contacting the individual or conducting a traffic stop. This defense is initiated by filing a motion to suppress at a pretrial hearing. At the motion to suppress hearing, the presiding judge will decide the legality of issues. If you are not successful at the motion to suppress hearing, it is likely you’ll learn valuable information to help if your case goes to trial from the State’s witnesses.
You always have the right to contest the drug charges at trial. An often-used defense is making the prosecution prove the person “knowingly and intentionally” possessed the drug or controlled substance. For example, in a traffic stop with more than one person inside the vehicle – drugs are found in a common area, console or under a seat – the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that each person charged with the offense possessed the drugs.
Dallas Attorney for Defending Drug Charges Gary Redman
Gary Redman has represented citizens charged with a number of drug related crimes, including possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, “Molly,” GHB, marijuana and many others. With over14 years experience in defending drug cases, Gary knows how to build a strong defense from the beginning.
Call Gary to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your situation.
Contact Gary For A Free Consultation
Gary Redman is available for a no cost consultation for anyone seeking to hire a criminal defense attorney. To arrange for an appointment, Gary can be reached at 214-651-1121 or via email at Gary@GaryRedman.com