HOUSTON PRESCRIPTION DRUG LAWYER
Skilled Drug Crimes Attorney in Houston
When prescribed by a doctor and used correctly, prescription drugs can have many medical benefits. Since they are listed as controlled substances, individuals who abuse prescription drugs by ingesting them for pleasure or due to addiction, or selling and distributing them can face serious criminal charges, which may result in a criminal conviction.
At The Martinez Law Firm, the team’s lead attorney is well versed in criminal law and understands how to create a solid defense for individuals facing drug-related charges. As a seasoned Houston criminal defense attorney, he has more than 15 years of experience and works hard to protect his clients’ rights. If you have been arrested for or are facing charges related to prescription drugs, turn to the firm with a proven track record of successfully handling even the most complex criminal litigation.
Understanding Prescription Drug Penalties in Houston, Texas
Texas is known for having some of the harshest sentences for drug-related crimes. The penalty for possessing prescription drugs can vary depending on the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug, whether police found additional drug paraphernalia, and the individual’s criminal history. Misdemeanor offenses can result in fines of up to $4,000 and up to one year of jail time. Felony convictions can carry fines of $50,000 or more and prison terms of two to 99 years. In addition, sentences for possession with the intent to distribute can increase exponentially.
When building your case, a skilled Houston criminal defense attorney can develop several possible defenses, including your lack of knowledge that you possessed the drug, any prescription you may have from a medical doctor, and that there is an insufficient amount of the substance to press charges.
Attorney Herman Martinez has earned local and national recognition for his work in criminal law. His 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating reflects his dedication to providing high-quality legal services with a personalized approach. He offers hard-hitting, aggressive representation for his clients, working tirelessly to help them reach the best outcome possible for their situation.