Have you been arrested for alleged committing a drug crime here in Houston
and are unsure of what is going to come next? Are you facing drug crime
charges and are wondering where you can find a criminal defense attorney
in Houston to represent your case? If so, you have come to the right place.
The Martinez Law Firm is a criminal defense firm that provides heavyweight legal representation
to those accused of committing drug crimes in and around the Houston area.
We are highly-skilled litigators and unrelenting defenders for those facing
drug crime charges.
Our firm has a few unique advantages over many other law firms in that
our founding attorney is a former chief prosecutor and a current Associate
Judge with the City of Houston. Having an all-encompassing perspective
on how cases are handled from both sides of the courtroom has proven to
be invaluable when strategizing for our clients' defense. To find
out how we can help you fight drug crime charges, schedule a free evaluation
today. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the most common drug
Can I be arrested for possession if the drugs aren't mine?
Drugs do not need to be in your physical possession for you to be arrested
and charged with possession. If the drugs were found in a home that you
own, in your vehicle or even on your person, you could be placed under
arrest and face possession charges.
Will I go to jail?
If you are convicted of a drug crime offense, it is highly likely that
you will receive a sentence that includes jail time. Your chances of being
able to avoid jail time will increase dramatically if you retain the services
of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What defenses can be used in my drug case?
There are a number of defenses which can be used to help you avoid facing
drug charges and penalties. If we are able to prove either the drugs did
not in fact belong to you, no search warrant was issued for the location
in which the drugs were found, the police conducted an illegal search
and seizure, you were stopped without warrant, your constitutional rights
were violated, the drugs found are not actually illegal or there is no
establish a conclusive link between you and the drugs, then we may be
able to get your case dismissed.
Do I have to answer the officer's questions?
As soon as you have been placed under arrest, the law requires the arresting
officer to inform you of your Miranda Rights. One of those rights is the
right to remain silent. You also have the right to refuse to answer any
questions without your attorney present. Questioning can be stopped at
any time simply by requesting your attorney. If an officer attempts to
question you about a drug crime, yet you are not being placed under arrest,
it means the officer doesn't have enough information to arrest you.
Do not incriminate yourself or give the officer reason to place you under
arrest. Anything you say at that point can and will be used against you
if you arrested at a later date. Politely decline all questioning until
your attorney can be present.
Will admitting guilt help me obtain a reduced sentence or avoid jail time?
There are cases where an officer or the prosecution may lead a suspect
to believe that he or she can obtain a reduced sentence or avoid jail
time by waiving his or her rights and agreeing to admit guilt. We do not
advise you provide any information to law enforcement officers or the
prosecution without first discussing the matter with your attorney. We
will be able to advise you as to whether or not the offer of a reduced
sentence is sincere and if it is in your best interests. Do not waive
your rights unnecessarily when we are here to help you defend those rights.
Why do I need an attorney?
Drug crime laws are extremely strict here in Houston and throughout the state. If you
have been arrested for allegedly committing a drug crime, you stand to
face very serious charges and penalties. Having a knowledgeable attorney
on your side will help you avoid being led astray by officers or prosecuting
attorneys who are simply trying to build up the case against you. Hiring
an attorney means you have an advocate on your side whose sole interest
is in helping you avoid conviction and pursue the most favorable outcome
to your case.
If you are facing drug crime charges, do not wait to get help.
Contact a Houston criminal defense attorney at our firm immediately so that we can review your case, advise you of
your legal rights and beginning taking the steps necessary to secure your freedom.