If you, someone in your family, or a close loved one, has been arrested for a criminal offense involving cocaine in Houston, Texas, you’re facing serious criminal charges that will result in a felony conviction if you’re found guilty in a Harris County, TX court of law.
Tad Nelson, a Board Certified® criminal lawyer, has the skills needed to afford you the best chance of winning in court.
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates will be able to answer any questions that you may have about cocaine related criminal charges as well as defend you in the court of law if you intend to fight the charge.
Even if you’re facing federal charges for cocaine distribution, Attorney Tad A. Nelson can help.
Texas Cocaine Conviction Penalties
|Less than 1 Gram||State Jail Felony||Up to 2 years in prison – $10,000 Fine|
|1-3.99 Grams||3rd Degree Felony||2-10 yrs. in prison – $10,000 Fine|
|4-199 Grams||2nd Degree Felony||2-20 yrs. in prison – $10,000 Fine|
|200-399 Grams||1st Degree Felony||5-99 yrs. in prison – $10,000 Fine|
|Over 400 Grams||Enhanced 1st Degree Felony||10-99 yrs. in prison – $100,000 Fine|
As you can see, all criminal charges connected with cocaine are major felony offenses that carry serious financial penalties along with stiff prison sentencing. A rough as it sounds, its still possible to avoid jail time.
Houston criminal defense lawyer Tad Nelson has over 25 years of experience defending Texans accused of cocaine possession offenses and can help you if you’ve been arrested by the Houston Police Department or Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies for a related crime.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
It helps having a lawyer on your side who once served as Assistant District Attorney that knows the steps Houston prosecutors take when developing drug cases against the accused.
Attorney Tad Nelson has litigated thousands of criminal cases and knows what it takes to win at trial. He also has experience limiting penal consequences in cases where the defendant wishes to plead guilty or work with the state.
In some instances, depending on the details of the case and any previous criminal history on part of the accused, there’s a strong chance that attorney Tad Nelson will be able to either seriously limit jail time, or help you avoid serving a prison sentence altogether.
There have been many times where the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates has kept drug offenders out of jail by working out a probation agreement with the court, or beating the case outright during a full-blown courtroom trial.
If you have any questions about a criminal case involving cocaine possession contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates immediately.