How To Fight Fort Bend County Drug Charges
Texas drug charges range in severity from misdemeanors to felonies, with accompanying sentences of probation up to life in prison. However, when you’re facing drug charges, it’s not just your freedom that’s in jeopardy. It’s also your reputation, your criminal record, your ability to own firearms, your driver’s license, and many other rights and privileges.
At The Love DuCote Law Firm LLC, we understand the high stakes involved in drug cases. Our lawyers can aggressively defend you against any type of drug charge. We commonly handle cases involving possession, delivery, cultivation or manufacture of:
- Prescription drugs
We also represent juveniles and college students facing drug-related charges.
Our lawyers handle drug crime defense in courts throughout Fort Bend County, Harris County and surrounding areas. We have had documented success in getting drug charges dismissed or reduced. We also help clients with addiction issues take advantage of Drug Court — a treatment-centered alternative to criminal punishment — when appropriate.
Finding The Right Grounds For Challenging The Charges
Although the police or prosecution may try to make you think they have a watertight case, you should never assume that’s true. For example, you might have strong grounds for fighting the charges based on:
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Broken chain of custody
- Unreliable confidential informants
- Improper traffic stops that led to the discovery of drugs
- Violations of your constitutional rights
- Lack of knowledge about the presence of drugs (or doubts about ownership)
- An unlawful search warrant
With 40-plus years of courtroom experience — including experience as a former felony prosecutor for Fort Bend County — our attorneys understand what to look for in challenging the state’s case. We are especially skilled at identifying errors on the part of police or prosecutors, which can potentially lead to dismissal of the charges.