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Drug Possession Charges

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

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Mark Diaz

Aggressive Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense Attorney in Galveston, Mark Diaz has been aggressively defending the rights of Texans for over eighteen years. Mark is a seasoned litigator who has tried every kind of criminal defense case. Mark’s clients receive his cell phone number, so they can connect any time they need help. From arrest through trial, Mark works hard to get the best possible results in and out of court.

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Defenses to Drug Possession

In many cases, drugs charges are filed as the result of improper searches and illegal seizures. If you have been charged with drug possession, you need a lawyer who knows how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I am well-versed in proper police procedure. If your constitutional rights were violated, the court will often reduce the charges against you or even dismiss your case entirely.

Texas Drug Crime Law Is Complex

Unless you have a pharmacology degree, you will probably have a tough time deciphering Texas’s drug crime laws. Found under Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, the provisions that govern drug possession are a complex maze of rules and regulations.

Related crimes include possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, prescription drug crimes, and drug trafficking. Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

Drug Possession Basics

Drug possession offenders are prosecuted based on three basic criteria: the type of drug, the amount of drug, and any aggravating circumstances. Aggravating circumstances include any behaviors or activities that exacerbate the possession, such as an intent to sell or taking drugs into a school zone.

Texas law also groups drugs into “penalty groups” that determine the severity of the charge. These penalty groups sort drugs based on their level of danger, potential for abuse, and medical usefulness. For example, penalty group 1, which includes the most dangerous drugs, imposes the strictest criminal sentences.

Possession of Marijuana

Because it is the most common illegal controlled substance, marijuana has its own special classification under Texas drug law. The penalties vary widely depending on the amount of marijuana the accused had on his person at the time of arrest and how he intended to use the drug.

A charge involving less than two ounces is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. By contrast, a conviction for selling more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana is a first degree felony that can result in a life sentence.

Federal Criminal Defense

Defended countless clients accused of federal crimes. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.

Drug Possession

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

White Collar Crimes

Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

DWI Charges

A DWI Charge Can Put Your Life on Hold. A single arrest can seriously jeopardize your job, your freedom, and your reputation. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you can’t afford to delay your defense.

Why Hire Us?

When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call me today at (409) 515-6170 for a free consultation to discuss.

I put all my trust in Mark some years back and he took damn good care of me and my case. -Michael Lawson

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Meet our Attorneys

When you have been charged with a crime, you need experienced lawyers who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout our careers, We have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing we do..

Katy Jo Muncie

Aggressive Trial Lawyer
Katy Jo Muncie is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer. She grew up in the Texas Hill Country along the beautiful Guadalupe River. Katy Jo attended The University of Houston on a full academic scholarship awarded to only thirteen high school seniors in the state. After graduating from The University of Houston with honors, Katy Jo obtained her law degree from South Texas College of Law. At South Texas, she excelled in the school’s nationally ranked advocacy program. Katy Jo won a national moot court championship and received multiple top advocate awards during her time there.

Jessica Ebbs

Lawyer - Felony Case Specialist
Jessica Ebbs was raised and has lived in Galveston County her entire life. In 2012, Jessica graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. After college, she attended South Texas College of Law to obtain her law degree. After completing law school, Jessica started at the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney.

Mark Diaz

Experienced and Aggressive Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
Mark Diaz has been aggressively defending the rights of Texans for over eighteen years. A 1998 graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law who obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, Mark concentrates his practice solely in the area of criminal defense.
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