It is common these days for some people to see news about different states taking action to lessen the severity of drug charges and therefore think that these types of cases may not be as serious as they used to be. That is a mistake, particularly in states like Texas, where drug crimes are still prosecuted vigorously, and our laws are not likely to be made any less serious any time soon.
Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin – these are all still considered illegal drugs in Texas and the possession, sale, manufacturing or trafficking of these drugs can land Texas residents in some hot water. If you face a drug charge, it is important to know your rights and defend them.
For starters, every criminal defendant has the right to remain silent and, as the case progresses, to present a defense to the charges in question. You also have a right to a trial in front of a jury of your peers, the right to cross-examine witnesses who testify against you and, of course, the right to counsel. These rights, among others, must be protected.
Taking a stand
At our law firm, we understand that most people who face drug charges have more questions than answers. They may even feel like they don’t have any options. At our law firm, we work with our clients to examine all possible paths forward in their cases. For more information about how we work to try to help Texas residents who are facing these issues, please visit the drug charge overview section of our law firm’s website.