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What to Do If Facing a Felony Drug Charge in Texas

What to Do If Facing a Felony Drug Charge in Texas

Facing a felony drug charge in Texas can be an overwhelming experience, but it’s crucial to understand your rights and options. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s essential to act swiftly and seek experienced legal representation. 

At Gallian Firm, we have years of experience in defending individuals against felony drug charges, offering strategic counsel and aggressive, tenacious defense and support throughout the legal process.  

As former prosecutors, we know how to deal with any tricks or strategies the prosecution may bring against our clients.  In this blog, we will walk you through the felony drug charge process and provide some tips as to how to handle it if you have been charged.

Understanding Felony Drug Charges in Texas

In Texas, drug offenses are classified into different categories based on the type and amount of the controlled substance involved. Felony drug charges typically involve the possession, manufacture, distribution, or trafficking of illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana (in certain quantities). Under Texas law, possession of even a small amount of certain drugs can result in felony charges.

Penalties for Felony Drug Charges

The penalties for felony drug charges in Texas are severe and vary depending on factors such as the type and quantity of the controlled substance, prior criminal history, and other aggravating circumstances. Generally, felony drug convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences, substantial fines, probation, and mandatory participation in drug treatment programs. Additionally, individuals convicted of felony drug offenses may face collateral consequences such as loss of employment opportunities and professional licenses.

Defenses Against Felony Drug Charges

When facing felony drug charges, it’s crucial to explore all possible defenses to challenge the prosecution’s case. Common defenses include unlawful search and seizure, lack of probable cause for arrest, entrapment, mistaken identity, and insufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Additionally, in some cases, individuals may be eligible for diversion programs or alternative sentencing options that could result in reduced charges or dismissal of the case.

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Taking Action: What to Do If Facing Charges

If you or someone you know is facing felony drug charges in Texas, it’s essential to take immediate action to protect your rights and build a strong defense strategy. An important first step is to call us at (214) 432-8860 for a free confidential consultation.  But here are crucial steps to consider:

Stay Calm and Remain Silent

Refrain from discussing the details of your case with law enforcement or anyone else without the presence of your attorney. Anything you say can be used against you in court. It may feel weird to remain silent because we naturally want to defend ourselves and say something, but it’s in your best interest to be respectful and keep

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Our experienced defense attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending clients against felony drug charges in Texas. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case and provide personalized legal guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.

Gather Relevant Documents and Information

Compile any documents, evidence, or witness statements related to your case that could potentially support your defense. This information will be invaluable in crafting a comprehensive legal strategy.

Follow Legal Advice

Listen to your attorney’s advice and instructions carefully throughout the legal process. It’s essential to cooperate fully with your legal defense team to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Prepare for Court Proceedings

Be prepared to attend court hearings and follow all court orders promptly. Your attorney will guide you through each step of the legal process and advocate on your behalf in court.

Trust Gallian Firm to Fight for You

Facing felony drug charges is not easy.  No one would say it is.  But don’t go it alone, or work with an inexperienced or bad lawyer who you don’t feel is doing their best for you

At Gallian Firm, we are committed to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case. We negotiate hard and aggressively fight for you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free confidential consultation, even if you’ve already hired another lawyer.  We know your future is at stake, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.  

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