Anytime a person is arrested by law enforcement for possession of a controlled substance such as cocaine they’ll need legal representation. When charged with a felony drug possession, it’s in your best interest to ensure that you have a highly experienced criminal defense attorney in their corner. There are lots of criminal defense lawyers in Houston, but you’ll need an attorney who is prepared to face off against what will be an aggressive prosecution attempt by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock aren’t the average Houston criminal defense attorneys who make their livings litigating criminal cases. As professional defense lawyers, they know the law, are familiar with local court staff, and both are scientists.
Tad received his Board Certification in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which puts his law practice head and shoulders above the run of the mill law firm.
If we’re representing you in court, we’ll have several defense strategies for fighting criminal allegations related to any alleged cocaine possession claim by law enforcement. Furthermore, Tad has practiced law in Texas & Federal courts since 1995 and has the experience to take a case to term, and win. If you need to talk with an experienced drug possession lawyer in Houston, call us at 713-659-0909.
Penalties for Possession of Cocaine in Texas
With cocaine defined as a dangerous drug under Texas drug laws, a convicted defendant can expect harsh penalties to compliment that distinction. By reviewing the table below, you’ll get an idea of the criminal penalties associated with convictions involving cocaine in the State of Texas.
|Under 1 Gram||State Jail Felony||2YR State Jail
|1 to 3.99 Grams||3rd Deg. Felony||2-10YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|4 - 199 Grams||2nd Deg. Felony||2-20YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|200 - 399 Grams
||1st Deg. Felony||5-99YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|400+ Grams||Enh. 1 Deg. Felony||10-99YR TDCJ||$100,000.00|
As you can see from the data above, there’s a long range of potential sentencing possibilities for individuals unfortunate enough to be arrested for allegedly having cocaine in their possession and found guilty in the court of law.
Although the State of Texas does prosecute cocaine possession cases to the same degree as the Federal Government, it is not uncommon for the U.S. Attorney’s Office to get involved with the case if it’s deemed to have national implications. In other words, depending on the circumstances of the arrest and/or official investigation, a federal indictment could be just over the horizon. However, it is not uncommon for the State of Texas to handle cases involving multiple kilos of cocaine itself, absent the Federal Government.
Accused of Cocaine Possession in Houston?
If you’re looking for one of the best equipped criminal defense attorneys in Houston to challenge the State’s allegations that you were involved with the possession, manufacture, or distribution of cocaine, talk with Houston criminal justice lawyer Tad Nelson at 713-659-0909.
As previously mentioned, attorney Tad Nelson is officially recognized as beyond average when it comes to matters involving litigation and criminal law as per his certification in criminal law as granted by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Tad is also a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense and an ACS/CHAL Lawyer Scientist. Such training makes him among the best criminal defense lawyers in Houston to represent you in the court of law when it comes to cases involving forensic analysis.
When you call the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates you’ll find an energetic legal team that’s ready help you. We offer free consultations, support for families who are dealing with loved ones involved in criminal case litigation, and a wealth of experience and know-how when it comes to successfully serving as legal representation to people who are facing prosecution by the government.
If you need to discuss a sensitive matter with a skilled and seasoned Texas criminal law attorney, contact Tad Nelson & Associates today at 713-659-0909.