Arrested on Possession of Drugs. What Should I Do Next?

Maverick Ray Law
October 20, 2020

What to Do If You Have Been Arrested for Drug Possession

Many people believe that you will automatically be convicted if you are arrested for drug possession in Texas. In many cases, however, drug possession charges can be reduced or dismissed with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

At Maverick Ray & Associates, we understand how overwhelming it is to be arrested for a drug offense. Our attorneys believe in fighting for our clients’ rights and have helped numerous clients get favorable outcomes even when there was a strong case against them. Contact our office today at (281) 346-9451 for a free consultation.

Immediately After Arrest – Contact a Drug Crime Attorney

Despite what most people think, an arrest for drug possession does not have to end in conviction or jail time. In some cases, you may have to go to trial presenting evidence to rebut the prosecution. For drug arrests, you need a trial lawyer, one who is unafraid of litigating cases to get the best results.

The most important decision you will make after an arrest for drug possession is which attorney you hire. You need a legal team that is willing to go to battle to protect your rights and your freedoms. At Maverick Ray & Associates, our attorneys have been recognized for our high dismissal and acquittal rates and will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

What Is the Texas Controlled Substances Act?

In Texas, most drug offenses are charged under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Controlled Substances Act, drugs are classified into Schedules or Penalty Groups based on several factors, including their potential for abuse and whether they have an accepted medical use in treatment.

Controlled substances are not limited to illicit or illegal drugs; they can include prescription drugs such as opioids—penalties for drug possession increase according to the type and amount of the substance found in possession.

What Is the Law on Drug Possession?

In order to be convicted of drug possession under Sec. 481.115 – 481.119, a prosecutor must prove certain elements of the crime. To secure a conviction, the prosecutor must show that you knowingly or intentionally possessed the substance.

The prosecutor must also show that you had actual possession and that the possession was unlawful. Lawful possession can include holding a valid prescription for the drug.

Possession under the Controlled Substances Act is defined as actual:

  • Care,
  • Custody,
  • Control, or
  • Management

If the prosecutor cannot show that you had actual possession or that you knowingly or intentionally possessed the controlled substance, then they have not met the elements of the crime. Without an attorney, however, it can be extremely difficult to prove your case.

Should I Look Into Drug Treatment or Rehabilitation?

Depending on the situation, it may be advantageous to your case to seek drug treatment. If you have been arrested for drug charges, it is best to consult with an attorney before making any decisions regarding your case.

At Maverick Ray & Associates, we care about you and your family. We will always provide you with honest, judgment-free representation. Our attorneys have handled thousands of drug cases, so we know what it takes to win. We will provide you the guidance and resources you need to get the most favorable outcome in your case.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

If you are arrested for a drug offense, you need an attorney. Many times, drug offenses are charged as felonies, meaning you could face serious prison time. Without the help of an attorney, you could be convicted and sentenced to the maximum penalties allowed under the law.

With the help of an attorney, you can fight the charges, securing a reduction or dismissal. Our attorneys provide aggressive, dedicated defense for each of our clients. We have successfully fought to get charges dismissed or not guilty verdicts, even in the most challenging cases.

Discuss Your Legal Options With an Attorney Today

If you have been arrested for drug possession, contact our office at (281) 346-9451 to discuss your legal options. Possession of even a small amount of drugs can have lifelong consequences. In addition to possession charges, you may face manufacturing or intent to deliver, increasing the potential penalties.

It is always in your best interest to hire our firm as quickly as possible after an arrest. Early intervention can be key in drug offense cases. As soon as our firm is retained, we will begin a thorough investigation of the facts, including whether the prosecutor has enough evidence to secure a conviction.

Contact Our Office for a Free Case Consultation

We fight for the people. Contact our office to speak with an attorney who is willing to go to trial to get you the outcome you deserve. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, we can help. Call now for a free consultation.