Drug Offenses in Houston

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

A drug-related offense generally refers to any offense that involves controlled substances. These may include illegal street drugs such as heroin, cocaine or marijuana as well as prescription drugs such as Xanax or Vicodin. Specific criminal offenses related to drug crime may include: drug trafficking, drug distribution, drug manufacturing, selling illegal drugs, prescription fraud, drug possession and possession with the intent to sell.

Penalties for a drug crime may vary greatly depending upon:

  • The type of drug
  • The amount of drug
  • Whether minors were involved
  • Where the offense occurred (within a certain distance of a school, for instance)
  • Whether violence or other crimes were involved

Physical evidence will play a major role in any drug offense case. But what happens when that evidence is not found and collected exactly as per constitutional rights and standard procedures? Evidence obtained in an unreasonable or illegal search and seizure may not be used as direct evidence against a defendant. By discovering this and proving that evidence was discovered by illegal means, we can help defend you against a conviction.

Contact Clausell Parrish, a Houston criminal defense attorney today.