Heroin Possession Lawyer
Getting arrested with Heroin in the state of Texas is serious crime. The event will lead to lengthy court time, possible treatment scenarios, fines and even time in jail or prison. Mike Warner understands the importance of having a qualified lawyer to handle your case in the event where heroin related charges have been brought against you.
Whether you’ve initially admitted to the charges or have pleaded not-guilty, a local attorney that has knowledge of local laws and report with state judges is important in the attempt to gain your freedom. Mike Warner can get you the best possible results in a court room when you’re facing heroin drug related charges like possession.
Heroin is one of the most highly addictive substances known to man and it’s because of this reason the penalties are severe under Texas State Law. When an individual is arrested for heroin possession, they can feel isolated and alone. Your attorney will more often than not be the only person on your side that works ceaselessly to gain your freedom. Texas state law is incredibly strict and courts are known to serve the harshest penalties.
Below you can see the potential penalties that may be served under Texas State Law:
- A possession charge of less than 1 gram will results in a state jail felony with resulting fines up to $10,000 and the possibility of 2 years in prison.
- 1 gram – 3.99 grams will result in a 3rd degree felony with 2-10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- 4-199 grams is considered a 2nd degree felony and will result in 2-20 years in prison with a fine up to $10,000.
- 200-399 grams is a 1st degree felony and will result in 5-99 years in prison and up to $10,000.
It’s easy to see the state of Texas has zero tolerance when serving penalties related to Heroin. The severity of the penalty is dependent on the prior criminal history of the defendant and the specific case details.
Plea Agreements in the State of Texas
Pleading guilty can give a defendant the ability to come to an agreement with the prosecution in order to receive a more lenient sentence as penalty for their crimes. In many cases a 1st time offender can avoid prison time with adequate representation.
Are Drug Courts Available in Heroin Cases?
Another possible scenario could be drug court. In drug court, Texas officials are more prone to avoid jail or prison time as a penalty in lieu of treatment options, community service and probationary periods. These times are difficult and require near constant supervision by the state but can help a defendant avoid his/her loss of freedom.
Why Mike Warner?
If you’ve recently been charged with possession of heroin and are facing criminal charges in the state of Texas, let Mike Warner fight on your behalf. Please contact him immediately for a free consultation and quality advice on how to handle your case.