State or federal charges for drug possession can have a significant impact on your future. Whether you are facing felony drug possession charges or your minor child is facing misdemeanor drug charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana, it is critical to have an experienced defense attorney advocating for your rights. The Charles Johnson Law Firm can help.
Contact our Austin, Texas law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced, aggressive Drug Possession Defense lawyer. We can be reached when you need help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 512-832-1200 or toll free at 877-308-0100.
Aggressive Drug Possession Defense
A drug possession conviction can result in criminal penalties, such as fines and jail time, and other consequences, such as license suspension, damage to reputation and loss of ability to obtain student loan financing. At Charles Johnson Law Firm, we strive to minimize or altogether avoid such drastic consequences by providing zealous defense representation. Attorney Johnson has years of experience providing vigorous defense to adults and juveniles facing criminal charges for possession of illegal substances, such as:
- Crack cocaine
- Methamphetamines (meth)
- Other illegal drugs
The penalties for a drug conviction can range from fines of $2,000 and 180 days in jail to fines of $50,000 and an entire lifetime in jail. The level of misdemeanor or felony charge is based upon the amount of drugs confiscated. For example, possession of five ounces of marijuana would result in state felony charges with a sentence potential of up to $10,000 and two years in jail.
Protect Your Rights
You have a right to remain silent and the right to an attorney — use them. Elicited confessions and the confiscated drugs are often the only evidence creating a case against you. As an experienced drug possession defense attorney, Charles Johnson knows how to mitigate damaging evidence. Any evidence that is obtained in violation of your rights is inadmissible in court — meaning the evidence cannot be used in a case against you. Our firm investigates the methods in which the evidence was obtained in order to uncover violations of your constitutional rights. If a confession was obtained illegally or illegal drugs were confiscated with an invalid search warrant (illegal search and seizure), we fight to suppress the evidence. This can provide leverage in plea negotiations and even result in dismissal of drug charges.
Austin Drug Possession Defense: The Charles Johnson Law Firm
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug possession charges following a drug arrest in Texas, protect your rights and future. Contact our Austin drug crime defense lawyer to schedule a free initial consultation.