The United States is involved in a War on Drugs or more truthfully defined as a war on men and women that do drugs and Texas is leading the charge. If you have already been charged with possession of drugs or manufacture of a controlled substance, or intention to supply, there are some things Harris County Criminal Lawyer Andy Nolen believes you should know:
1. A drug conviction in Texas will certainly result in the loss of your drivers license. That will then add surcharges and reinstatement fees which can run over $1000. You will additionally have to take the Drug Offender Education Program (D. O. E. P. ).
This class is for men and women that have already been charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug offense. The class will meet the requirement for education mainly because of a suspended driver's license. The standard course is 15 hours in length taught in three-hour sections.
2. A conviction for drugs could result in your losing eligibility for certain types of federal school funding for school. Some schools may expel a person if the drug offense was committed on school property. So not only could you lose your drivers license, but you may even lose your diploma or degree.
3. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is nearly a certainty that you will be tested for drugs at some point. That may well be while your on bond and even the first time you go to court. Weed can stay in your system for approximately 6 weeks. Products designed to beat the system usually do not work, so don't rely on them. Don't do drugs of any type while on bond or you risk having your bond terminated and going to jail. Also, you don't want to seem to be an active drug user to the court, making your case more complicated.
4. Drug residue such as tiny amounts in a pipe or bag is a felony if it is a controlled substance. Weed must be a usable quantity to be a crime.
5. The most common ways drug cases are beaten are either that there was an illegal Search and Seizure and / or that there was lack of Affirmative Links between a defendant and the drugs. If the search was bad, the evidence could be suppressed. Affirmative Links disputes are generally situations like when there are 4 individuals in a car and the state can't show the drugs belonged to any specific person. Also best-known as, it was the other guy not me.
Harris County Criminal Lawyer Andy Nolen has utilized both of these techniques to have felony and misdemeanor drug cases dismissed.
6. The State need to also prove that the drugs were in fact drugs. Insisting that the "drugs" in question were in fact drugs can sometimes get a case dismissed.
Harris County Criminal Lawyer Andy Nolen recently had a felony possession of a controlled substances charge dismissed after requesting the state to examine the "x pill". Turned out, that wasn't ecstasy at all and the case was dismissed. The happy client had a very unsatisfied brother who was also charged with the same thing but had a court appointed lawyer that plead him guilty and he is currently on 4 years felony probation for absolutely nothing! If he violates his probation, they won't reconsider the evidence, they will revoke him and incarcerate him.
Andy Nolen has practiced law for 20 years and has represented over 3000 clients and had hundreds of cases dismissed. He has successfully helped people with all types of drug cases from possession of drug paraphernalia to multi kilo cocaine case. Please call Attorney Andy Nolen to talk about your case for free at 832-480-8951