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Drug Charges: Texas & Consequences

Drug Charges: Texas & Consequences

| May 23, 2019

For folks unfortunate enough to get themselves arrested for a drug possession offense, there are options that might keep you out of jail if they don’t result in the outright dismissal of your case altogether. Bennett & Bennett is one of the leading criminal justice law firms in Houston for individuals accused of drug possession offenses. In Texas, prosecutors aren’t friendly with drug offenders. To put it a different way, there are people in Texas serving 60+ years for the possession of a few rocks of crack-cocaine. See what I mean? Texas prosecutors lick their chops with a salivating intensity to match the amount of time a guilty person must serve before they get another chance at freedom. This is why criminal defense lawyers with experience fighting drug charges are so important.

Understanding Penalties for Texas Drug Convictions

Drug Addict Arrest in HoustonA person that’s convicted of their first drug offense will have a chance at a minimal sentence. A person that’s a habitual drug offender could face a lengthy prison sentence. Possession of any drug, with the exception of minuscule amounts of marijuana, is a felony offense in the state of Texas.

To illustrate what this means, the possession of trace amounts or even residue of cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, and PCP can result in a minimum of 2 years state jail and up to life in prison for persons with a history of drug offenses. Considering the concept that drugs are the precursor to violent crimes, the defendant can expect to be treated like a murderer or worse as far as the criminal justice system is concerned.

If you or someone you know is under arrested for a drug crime, they’ll need a skilled criminal law attorney as counsel as soon as time permits. Why? Because an experience dope-case lawyer will know how to find defects in the case, how to weed out bullshit witnesses and expose them, and the best way to pursue a case dismissal or some form of probation. Real drug lawyers know how to keep people out of jail.

Child Pornography Offenses & Texas Law

Child Pornography Offenses & Texas Law

| January 9, 2018

In the Great State of Texas, the law defines child pornography as any media which depicts children in a sexually compromising position or predicament. Keep in mind that it’s not necessarily worded this way in the actual Texas law. Moving on; if a person is caught by police or thought to be in possession of any type or form of media, which includes photos and videos, a person will face felony charges in the state of Texas and possibly at the federal level.

If you’re looking for a smart lawyer to represent you on a criminal case involving the possession of a child pornography or any other sex crime, we recommend that you call Jack B. Carroll & Associates for legal representation. The law firm is based in Houston, and headed by its namesake and founder Jack B. Carroll. Jack B. Carroll has defended Houstonians accused of serious crimes since 1990, and is also a Board Certified® criminal-law attorney per the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. If you’re in need of a competent defense attorney who knows how to effectively fight back against allegations of a sex crime, call 713-228-4607 and speak to Jack B. Carroll today.

Sex Crimes with Children as Victims

Any time a person is accused of a crime involving or against a child it’s a serious offense which pits humanity and the court against the defendant. The stakes are only higher in cases where a child is a victim of an adult, but there’s sex involved. If you or anyone else is found guilty of a sex crime involving a child, you’ll face steep criminal penalties and the same is true of criminal offenses involving the possession, distribution, and manufacture of child pornography.

Sex Crimes, Texas Law, and Criminal Convictions

Persons convicted of the possession of child pornography will face stiff consequences which include fines, a sex offender registration requirement, a criminal record, and worse of all, prison time at one of the human cage facilities that are commonly referred to as prisons. In Texas, prison units and penitentiaries are operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or TDCJ for short.

I swear, living amongst society’s dregs is probably one of the last places anyone wants to be. To be forced to live a life (or a considerable portion of it) in the company of killers, drug addicts, and people who generally have bad attitudes and mannerisms has to be experience not worth having, which is why you’ll want a solid Houston criminal defense lawyer to help you fight back against allegations of your involvement in a sex crime related offense.

Possession of child pornography is classified as a 3rd degree felony criminal offense in the state of Texas which can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a monetary fine of $10,000.00 for an additional penalty. Also worth nothing, if you’re charged with multiple counts of the offense and subsequently convicted, you’ll have to serve each sentence consecutively rather than concurrently.

In other words, if you’re charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography you could be sentenced to up to 300 years in a prison facility that’s operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Cocaine & Texas Law: A Quick Look

Cocaine & Texas Law: A Quick Look

| December 4, 2015

Cocaine possession is a serious felony in the state of Texas due to its Association with crime and its high potential for addiction. The DEA is the main law enforcement charged with preventing the importation of cocaine into the country. When the DEA fails in its task to prevent cocaine importation the responsibility falls on everyday police officers who must enforce the law.

Texas Criminal Law & Cocaine

In Texas, the possession of any amount of cocaine is a felony which begs the assistance of a competent drug crime lawyer. The minimum sentence for a cocaine possession case is two years with the maximum sentence being of to 99 years. This is something to think about if you or a loved one has been arrested in connection with cocaine.

Drug Trafficking and the “Higher Powers”

Drug Trafficking and the “Higher Powers”

| October 2, 2015

If there is one thing that is destroying our world, one step at a time, it has to be drug trafficking without a doubt. The problem with drug trafficking is that it involves way too many people who are silent partners and investors that assume no responsibility for the damages caused by their enterprise.

There is no way of knowing who and how, but there is also no way to deny that those who deal the drugs are getting financed to purchase them and move them around. And I mean financing by some of the biggest names in business, government, and banking.

The only way to eradicate drug trafficking is to get to the source; the people who invest the capital to move drugs around and that is going to be extremely difficult to achieve.

Getting Help After a Weekend DWI Arrest

Getting Help After a Weekend DWI Arrest

| March 6, 2015

People tend to put themselves in a position to be arrested for the silliest reasons with the main one among them being DWI related offenses. A DUI or DWI related criminal charge is an offense in which people are busted by police officers for driving while intoxicated on public roads. In Texas and especially in Houston, DWI offenses result in thousands of deaths every year.

Understanding Texas DWI Charges

A criminal charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can apply if the officer suspects that the motorist is under the influence of drugs while operating a motor vehicle on public roads. The DUI charge can apply whether the substance is an illegal narcotic or if the motorist is under the influence of prescription drugs.

Some people, like myself, don’t drink alcoholic beverages for a myriad of reasons. For one, the effectiveness of your decision making abilities takes a hit, you tend to spend more money than average, and there is the threat of being jailed for public intoxication.

The main reason I don’t drink is because of the threat of hangover, and that funky taste that lingers in your mouth when you wake up sober.

Texas and DWI Offenses

Finding The Right Legal Help

There are a number of expert DWI attorneys in the Houston area who are available to consult with anyone who needs legal representation. The main three lawyers of the bunch that I want to highlight are Houston DWI Defense Attorneys Tad A. Nelson, Dane Johnson, and Tyler Flood. They are some of the best in the business when it comes to defending individuals of accused of DUI and other crimes which involving impaired driving.

When you hire a lawyer to represent you on a criminal DWI offense in Texas, you want to make sure that you are represented by the best lawyer you can find. This should include a lawyer who has a respectable resume of experience behind their name in your area of need.

Having an experienced lawyer fighting for you can mean the difference between getting the maximum sentence if you are convicted, and walking out of court with a slap on the wrist.

You’ll certainly want to schedule a consultation with a lawyer if you are innocent of police allegations. The last thing you would want to do is enter into a plea agreement which would create a criminal record that will end up following you around for the rest of your life. All for a crime you didn’t commit.

With the public outcry against DWI offenders due to the number of preventable deaths on Houston and Texas highways, a criminal conviction could result in a stiff prison sentence. The, upon your release, the record of the offense will potentially hold you back in life and hinder the kind of advancement opportunities that involve a review or request of any criminal background history you may have.

Always be sure to secure legal representation if you have to deal with the criminal justice system in Texas. Your life may depend on it.

The Many Victims of Juvenile Murders

The Many Victims of Juvenile Murders

| February 15, 2015

When a young person commits murder they face the real possibility of a life sentence in a state run correctional facility. The thing with young people is that sometimes they don’t take into account the consequences of their actions, actions which are in most cases, inspired by the phenomenon known as peer pressure.

There are multiple victims in these cases where minors are found guilty of killing someone.

The main victims are obviously of friends, family, and loved ones of the person who lost their life at the hands of the juvenile offender.

Other victims in the case are the offender themselves being at a young age and running their lives due to a temporary mistake that carries massive penal consequences.

The other victims, who are often not given consideration, are the friends, loved ones, and family members of the offender. These young people also lose their lives. Although they are not murdered, their caged like animals for life terms, and in some cases, they are killed in jail by other inmates.

We believe that if you do the crime do the time. We also champion the death penalty. However, some consideration should be given to minors who make mistakes at a young age.

Why It’s Best To Avoid DWI Offenses

Why It’s Best To Avoid DWI Offenses

| December 23, 2014

One of the main reasons that you may want to avoid being arrested for DWI in Texas is because the criminal offense is harshly prosecuted in the court of law. This is especially true in Houston and Galveston.

Public Safety

One of the main reasons that these form of criminal offenses are prosecuted so harshly in court, is because of the numbers of innocent people killed on roadways due to drunk drivers who lose control of their vehicles, fall asleep at the wheel, or simply veer out of their lanes, almost always causing serious injury and/or death.

You May Lose Your Texas Drivers’ License

If you are arrested for a DWI offense in Texas you’ll need to hire a criminal defense attorney who is adept at litigating cases involving DWI charges for the best chance at any chance in the Texas criminal justice system.

The minute you are arrested for DWI marks the beginning of a 15 day countdown, at the end of which, you’ll lose your Texas Drivers’ License by a process initiated by the state of Texas that is referred to as ALR or Administrative License Revocation. This makes it extremely important to hire a DWI lawyer as soon as you can as your turn will be able to take measures to prevent the suspension of your Texas Drivers’ License.

You Face Conviction for DWI

A conviction for DWI in the state of Texas is a serious consequence of being found guilty of the crime in the court of law. The penalties associated with DWI convictions include jail time, loss of drivers’ license, financial penalties, increase in insurance premiums, probationary requirements, the installation of anti-drunk driving devices in your vehicle, public stigma, and a criminal record that will only serve to hinder your professional growth.

We hope the information shared in this article will help someone to make a better decision when it comes to drinking and driving.

Why It’s Best To Avoid DWI Offenses

10 Rules For Dealing With Police from FlexYourRights.Org

10 Rules For Dealing With Police from FlexYourRights.Org

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us in reviewing this video, which is a god sent, directly targeted at urban youth with a mission of increasing the relationship between law enforcement and the community with common sense tips for dealing with police encounters. I know for a fact that many of the youth in the Houston area will benefit from the information revealed in this video so make sure that person you come across is blessed with the knowledge shared.