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Aggressive Defense for Drug Crimes
Drug crimes have the widest possible range of punishment of any crime in the Texas criminal justice system. Drug crimes are punishable by as little as a fine and up to life in prison depending on the nature and circumstances of the allegations made against you. David Overhuls is a former special crimes prosecutor and has personally handled the some of the largest drug cases in Harris County. David knows how local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies investigate drug cases and will use that experience to fight for you.
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How Severe Are My Drug Charges?
There are many factors that will determine whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony and the possible penalties you will face. These factors include:
- The amount of drug involved. A small amount of marijuana or controlled substance will have a smaller possible punishment than cases involving large amounts of marijuana or controlled substance. Depending on the amount the Government is alleging, the crime could be punishable by up to life in prison.
- The type of drug involved. The Government classifies drugs into penalty groups based on their perceived dangerousness, health hazards, and potential for abuse. The penalty group for the drug allegedly involved in your case will determine your possible punishment.
- Whether the drugs were delivered or you had the intent to deliver. The Government may allege that you delivered drugs or that you had the intent to deliver drugs. This increases your possible punishment range. To determine your intent, the Government will look at a variety of factors including the amount of drugs allegedly possessed, tools, scales, client lists, bags, and other items.
- Whether minors were involved. Delivering drugs to a minor, or using a minor to deliver drugs will increase your possible punishment. Committing drug crimes on or near school property will also increase your punishment range.
- Your criminal history. If you have a prior criminal history, the Government may “enhance” or increase your punishment range with your prior convictions.
- Whether a weapon was used. If you used a weapon while committing a drug crime, the government will charge you with an “aggravated” 3(g) offense. This means that you will have to serve at least half of your sentence before being eligible for parole.
We Handle All Drug Crimes
As a former major narcotics prosecutor in the special crimes division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, David Overhuls has experience handling all types of drug crime charges involving local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including:
- Possession of cocaine
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Possession of PCP
- Possession of heroin
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of synthetic marijuana
- Growing marijuana
- Manufacturing controlled substances
- Operating a meth lab
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
- Possession of prescription drugs
How to Challenge Your Drug Charges
Every case is unique and your defense lawyer should develop an individualized plan of attack tailor-fit to your case’s specific facts and circumstances. This plan of attack should include investigating and challenging the facts surrounding an investigation, traffic stop, search, and arrest. If law enforcement violated any of your rights, your lawyer can have evidence of your drug crime suppressed and thrown out. David Overhuls knows how the Government prosecutes drug crimes and will fight to obtain the best possible outcome for you whether by dismissal, reduced charges, reduced penalties, or other punishment alternatives that avoid imprisonment.
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If you or a loved one is charged with a drug crime, contact the Overhuls Law Firm today at 713-223-8801 for a free consultation.
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