Yes. The law of drug possession and/or distribution is a highly complex area. The law surrounding possession, search and seizure, or what it means to have intent to distribute are just some some of the highly technical issues encountered in Texas drug cases.
Law enforcement is typically not interested in your side of the story — and that is where effective advocacy plays a role as well. Just because the prosecutor and the police believe there is only their side to the story doesn’t make it so. It is the Judge and Jury that often decide.
Even in situations where someone may have a substance abuse problem — Texas has long had the mentality that harsh punishment and cruelty will cure substance abuse. While many prosecutors and judges are now getting the message — that these problems don’t solve themselves — stiff criminal penalties and criminal records can still haunt people for the rest of their lives.
If you’re facing drug possession or distribution charges whether it be for Marijuana, cocaine, or any other type of drug, an attorney can help attain the best result possible in your case.
Jeremy F. Rosenthal, Esq.
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For specific legal advice you should directly consult an attorney.