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Been charged with a drug crime in Texas?
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a drug crime, think carefully about your next step. There are things you can do to help your chances of a favorable outcome, but every moment is critical and there’s no time to waste. Gathering all of the info and paperwork that might pertain to your case is an excellent first step, but that’s just the beginning. Read our FAQs on Texas drug laws and learn how you can set yourself up for success when your court date arrives.
Instant Answers to Your Most Important Questions
These questions are typically on the minds of people who’ve been charged with a drug crime.
Common Drug Law Questions for Phillip A. Linder
Will you do a free consultation?
Yes! To determine whether you have a valid case, Phillip A. Linder will discuss the details of your case with you during a free consultation. During this time, you can show him your paperwork and ask any questions you may have concerning the case.
How can I tell if there’s a warrant for my arrest?
When you first speak to Phillip A. Linder, one of the most crucial pieces of information he’ll need is to know whether there’s a warrant for your arrest. If you want to find out for free, your best bet is to contact a bail bond company – most will look up your warrant status for no charge. Otherwise, some websites will verify it for a small fee.
Is growing and possessing marijuana a crime in Texas?
Yes! While states like California, Vermont, and New York have made marijuana legal to varying degrees, Texas hasn’t. It’s important to know that there are still severe penalties for possessing or growing marijuana in Texas.
Should I just represent myself in court?
Probably not. At first, representing yourself in court may seem like a good way to save money and take your fate into your own hands, but that’s a deeply flawed assumption. There’s so much to know and such a wide range of important deadlines and paperwork that even attorneys are advised to hire a lawyer when accused of a crime. Since it takes a complex level of law knowledge to successfully defend your case, it’s a huge risk to take it on yourself.
What strategy will you use to defend my drug charge?
Every case is different and should be treated like it’s own individual situation. Although some strategies are more common than others, the strategies used in your case will be based on your own unique circumstances. These are examples of common defense strategies:
- Prove a lack of criminal intent.
- Argue that you were unlawfully searched.
- Claim that you had no knowledge about the drug.
- Show that the drug was something different, like a supplement for example.
I have to bail someone out of jail – What information do I need?
Having this information prepared when dealing with the bail bondsman will save a lot of time:
- Defendant’s Full Name and Birth Date
- Record of Prior Arrests
- Specific Charge
- Booking Number
- Amount of Bond
What should I consider when choosing a lawyer?
When it’s time to hire a defense lawyer, it’s important that they’re familiar with the laws in the state where the crime took place. Laws can vary greatly from state to state, and these details are crucial to receiving a favorable verdict in your case. Here are some crucial factors to consider when finding the ideal defense lawyer for your case:
- Do they have local experience in city courts?
- What is their record of trying cases?
- Do they charge an hourly or a flat rate?
- Are free consultations an option?
- How experienced are they in the type of law that matches your case?
For Unparalleled Experience in Texas Law, Hire Phillip Linder
Defending serious drug charges is nothing to take lightly. During times like this, you need to secure your best bet for a favorable outcome. With over 25 years of experience arguing in the courts of Texas, that best bet is Phillip A. Linder. Every day counts, so contact us soon to schedule your free consultation.