Possession of Heroin in Texas Is Pursued Aggressively
Heroin is a drug that police and the district attorney pursue aggressively. The penalties can be very severe. If you are caught distributing heroin, the penalties are worse. In Houston, prosecutors routinely bring charges for only trace amount residues. Fortunately, there are ways to defend the charges against you.
If you have been arrested for possession of heroin in Houston or Harris County, it is very important to call an attorney and discuss your options. I am experienced at defending all manner of drug cases. I will consult with you and talk about your situation for no charge. The severity of your charge will depend on the amount of heroin in your possession.
Holding any amount of heroin will be treated as a felony. Less than or up to one gram is a state jail felony, which carries a penalty of between 180 days and two years in a state jail facility, and up to a $10,000 fine. Although, probation is a possibility. As the amount increases, the charges increase quickly in severity.
Fighting Your Heroin Charge
If you have been charged with either possession or sale of herion in Houston, you need to ensure that your rights are protected. You should speak with a drug defense lawyer at Zavala Texas Law as soon as you know that you are going to be charged with any drug offense. With the help of your attorney, you can work together to build a case that will maximize your chances of a successful outcome in your specific case.
A good lawyer will find ways to fight your charges. The district attorney must prove that you had care, custody, control, or maintenance of some amount of heroin. This is not as cut and dry as it sounds. The district attorney must prove that you intended to possess heroin.
It is crucial that you call me so to discuss your case. In Houston where I primarily practice, people who are facing a possession of heroin charge commonly believe they are guilty because they were caught with drugs. This is not necessarily the case. There are many ways to fight the charges against you.
We may be able to push for leniency or the reduction of your charges if circumstances allow, so do not hesitate to get started today. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can begin to build a solid case on your behalf.