Round Rock Drug Possession Attorney
Penalties for Drug Possession
The law defines possession as "actual care, custody, control, or management".
A person cannot possess something of which he is not aware. In order for
the State to prove its drug charge, it must prove that a person actually
knowingly possessed the drugs. For instance, a mail man who delivers a
box full of drugs does not legally possess the drugs since he is not aware
of the contents of the box. Even if drugs are found in a person's
vehicle, this does not automatically mean that the person possessed the
drugs. For instance, the drugs could have been located between the seats
in the back and the person could have just had multiple passengers in
his vehicle. It is important to hire a
Round Rock criminal defense attorney knowledgeable in the applicable areas of law for drug possession to determine
what the defenses in your case may be.
Penalty ranges for drug charges vary greatly. However, regardless of whether
the case is a misdemeanor or a felony, the State prosecutes
drug crimes vigorously and so your defense should be just as vigorous. Drug charges
can result in large fines, jail time, license suspensions, and irreparable
damage to your criminal history record.
Drug Possession Lawyer in Round Rock
At the Law Office of Ryan H. Deck, we know from experience that the key
to defending against drug charges is a thorough mastery of search and
seizure laws. For instance, in order for a police officer to search your
vehicle without your consent, he must have probable cause to believe that
contraband is in your vehicle. Oftentimes, the probable cause that the
officers use to search a person's vehicle is questionable, at best.
Our Williamson County criminal defense lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation
of the facts the officer used to establish probable cause. Ryan will litigate
the issue of probable cause to the judge by filing a Motion to Suppress.
If this motion is granted, the results of the search will be suppressed
and your case would very likely be dismissed.
Contact a Round Rock drug possession attorney
if you need help fighting a drug possession charge.