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Drug Offenses

Skilled Fort Worth Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Drug offenses are one of the most common criminal charges in the United States. Even if you have no intent to use a drug, you can be charged simply for having an illegal substance in your possession, in fact, you can be charged for owning drug paraphernalia such as scales, syringes, or pipes, even if no drugs were found. A conviction for a drug offense can have long-lasting consequences. At the Law Office of Paul Previte, our goal is to get your case dismissed and keep your record clean. Our Fort Worth drug crime defense attorney has helped numerous people fight off drug charges, including high school and college students who could have been expelled from school if convicted.

Need a capable attorney after being arrested for a drug offense? Call (817) 339-6693 today.

Penalties & Defense Strategies

Drug offenses, even those classified as misdemeanors, can result in heavy fines, jail time, and suspension of your driver’s license. Perhaps the most serious consequence is the mark on your criminal record, which can prevent you from applying to certain jobs and result in heavier fines if you are arrested for a traffic violation. Like any criminal charge, a drug offense can be dismissed or reduced with the assistance of a capable attorney.

There are several factors your attorney can point out to dismiss or reduce the charges against you:

  • Was there reasonable cause to search you or your property for drugs?
  • Were the drugs yours to begin with and were you aware they were on your property?
  • Was the substance in questions truly an illegal drug? Was a lab analysis performed to confirm?
  • Does the prosecution still have the alleged drugs to present as evidence against you?
  • Were you pressured or forced to hold the drugs by another party?

In Texas, traffic stops for sobriety testing are common. If you arrested at a traffic stop, one of the first things you and your attorney should do is investigate the legality of the stop. Even if the police have legally established a traffic stop, they must act in a reasonable manner when investigating drivers and cars and should not commit any grievous invasions of your privacy. Additionally, it is possible that you were given a more thorough investigation as a result of racial profiling, and if this can be proved in court it can significantly weaken the prosecution’s case against you.

You Don’t Need to Fight This Alone

Our Fort Worth Drug Crime Defense lawyer had defended hundreds of clients from drug-related charges. We know the various angles to investigate in order to paint a clear picture of the situation for the court. Anyone can make a mistake, and a first-time drug possession should not be something that haunts you the rest of your life.

Call our firm today at (817) 339-6693 and tell us the details of your arrest. It’s time to start building your defense.

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    Prosecutor & Judge

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