Drug offenses and drug crimes are criminal acts involving illegal controlled substances or narcotics. If you have been accused or suspected of committing a drug crime and breaking a criminal law, you must contact an experienced and aggressive Texas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Drug cases have the potential to be very complex and the penalties severe. The Low Law Firm can assist you in your defense for things such as possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine or any of the other charges associated with these drugs.
Most common drug offenses?
Examples of the most commonly used illegal drugs in Abilene and Texas are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crystal meth, ecstasy, etc. Attorney Tara Gilmore-Low handles cases involving each of these types of drugs and can defend clients charged with the following drug offenses:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Trafficking and distribution
Drug Offenses And Constitutional Violations
The Low Law Firm evaluates these drug offenses based on several things. Oftentimes the first question is whether or not there was a 4th Amendment violation. In other words, were the drugs obtained through reasonable search and seizure? Nearly every drug offense must start with this analysis as the Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure.
The officer must have a constitutionally valid reason to detain you and/or search your person, vehicle, etc. In some instances the stop is illegal and the evidence seized as a result of that stop can be barred.
The next thing the criminal defense attorneys at The Low Law Firm will look at is defenses available to your prosecution. Remember that with any drug offenses the state must link the Defendant to the contraband. The state must produce some evidence that the Defendant both knew of the drugs and exercised control over them.
Another potential defense angle is quantity. In certain circumstances the amount of drugs found is so little that the case can be dismissed. In a possession of marijuana case the amount in possession must have been a “usable quantity.” With respect to certain cocaine possession charges if the amount of the illegal drug cannot be seen or measured it MAY not be enough to convict.
No matter what your drug charge is The Low Law Firm can help by providing a thorough analysis of the issues surrounding your charge. Call us today. 325-455-1889.