Houston Cocaine Defense Attorney
The possession and sale of cocaine in Texas and all of the United States is illegal. It is always considered a felony and even less than one gram could leave you facing a prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines. Cocaine is considered one of the most harmful controlled substances in the state of Texas.
Overview of Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant that is highly addictive. Made from coca plant leaves, found in South America, abusers both snort and inject the substance into the bloodstream. While the high may last for anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour, the substance will remain in your bloodstream for days after use. The consequences of those short term highs are severe. It wreaks havoc on the body’s metabolism and long term use can lead to a permanent loss of smell and the contraction of gangrene.
In the judicial system, Texas punishes cocaine possession, sale, and trafficking to the full extent of the law. If you are wrongly charged or are facing cocaine related drug charges, you’ll need the expert advice of a local attorney by your side every step of the way.
Our attorneys at the Law Office of David A. Breston are all well educated in the intricacies that surround cocaine laws in Houston, the surrounding areas, and all of Texas. If you are charged with a drug crime, immediately ask to speak to your attorney. Fighting the charges will require an aggressive approach by a highly skilled criminal defense attorney. Those who are wrongly accused will have difficulty fighting a drug charge without the representation of an experienced attorney.
We value a personal approach in our law practice and sit down and speak with each client regularly with undivided attention. You will always find us to be responsive and action oriented. A proactive approach is almost always the best strategy when it comes to drug charges such as cocaine.
Sentencing for a conviction could mean a state jail felony on the lower end with the offender facing up to 2 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. For larger amounts, you could face any amount of jail time, all the way up to life imprisonment. At any level, it is also likely that a conviction will lead to a driver’s license suspension. Due to the lightweight nature of the drug, the increase in offense levels is very slight.
Often, there are other aspects of a case in addition to cocaine possession that will have to be carefully considered and approached as well. An aggravated charge may lead to even stricter sentencing, including extended prison time and other terms. Even a piece of evidence regarding possession of a razor blade or packing and shipping supplies will be considered in the context of a cocaine charge. Having an attorney who is comfortable with handling every aspect of your case will be important.
In some cases, a trial does not end in a conviction, but rather in a plea bargain or drug courts. A case that goes before the drug courts in Texas is likely to leave you with strict guidelines for rehabilitation programs and extensive probationary periods. While the solution may not sound ideal, it can take off years of a prison sentence.
If you or someone you know is being investigated or has been charged with a cocaine related offense, contact the Law Office of David A. Breston immediately. Along with a free initial consultation, we can help you determine the best course of action starting now.