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Drug Crimes Must Be Handled With Utmost Care

In Texas, drug crime convictions carry severe penalties. In addition to steep fines and time behind bars, a drug crime conviction disqualifies you from government, health care and security jobs. It also makes it difficult to find housing or get a job with a company that runs background checks. It’s critical to begin investigating the arrest as soon as possible to find ways to either reduce charges or get charges dismissed.

Factors That Affect Drug Charges

Law enforcement determines the specific charges to file against you based on the circumstances of your arrest. This includes the type of drug, location of the arrest and the amount of drugs confiscated. The amount of drugs is the main factor in whether the charge will be simple possession. A large volume of drugs may result in a charge of intent to distribute whether there is proof of intent at the arrest scene or not. If you are currently facing other charges, it could also make the penalties much more severe.

Defending Clients Against Drug Charges

If you are facing drug charges, attorney Marcus Wilkerson is here to help. He will advocate on your behalf and tirelessly defend your rights. He will challenge the validity of the charges by raising questions such as:

  • Did the drugs belong to someone else?
  • Did law enforcement have reasonable cause to search you?
  • Did law enforcement follow proper protocols in the arrest?
  • Were you a victim of entrapment?

Marcus Wilkerson will push back against the prosecutor’s case to build the strongest possible defense for your case.

Call Now To Get Started; Don’t Wait

It is important to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the less time you are giving attorney Wilkerson to prepare your case. Call his office in Beaumont at 409-212-9655 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.