Drug Charges Practice Center
Texas Drug Charges Lawyer Advocating for You
When you have been charged with a drug crime in Texas, the last thing that you want to do is attempt to navigate the legal system on your own. When you contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we will clearly explain to you all of your rights, options, and the potential legal consequences that you are facing, as well as how to best mitigate those consequences. If you are facing drug charges, do not wait any longer to schedule a consultation with our experienced criminal defense attorney.
Drug Charges Can Change Your Life
Downplaying the significant manner in which drug charges could affect you is foolish – if you are convicted of a drug crime, you could be ordered to pay a large fine, ordered to spend years in jail, lose a professional license, and more. The best way to protect yourself against these charges is to contact an aggressive board-certified criminal defense attorney. Our law firm is experienced in all elements of drug crime-related law, including:
- Federal drug crimes. Not only is the possession, use, distribution, or manufacturer of drugs illegal in the state of Texas, but federal law also prohibits these actions. Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government classifies drugs into different schedules, and defines penalties for violations. Learn More
- Searches and seizures in drug cases. In a drug case, how evidence against a defendant was obtained is extremely important, and sometimes, the acquiring of evidence violates a defendant’s fourth amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. If the evidence against you was collected in a manner that was in violation of your constitutional rights, the evidence cannot be admitted. Learn More
- Criminal and civil forfeiture. Criminal forfeiture refers to the act of a person’s property being seized by the police by virtue of the property being connected to criminal activity. Used extensively by law enforcement in the war on drugs, criminal forfeiture is highly debated. If your property has been taken, we can help you to understand what forms of legal recourse may be available to you. Learn More
- Alternatives to incarceration in drug cases. For those who are convicted of drug crimes in Texas, there may be an alternative to incarceration. Today, recognizing the benefits of reintegrating those who have been convicted of drug crimes into the community, drug courts have been formed that propose substance abuse treatment or/and supervision in place of jail/prison. Learn More
Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney if You Have Been Charged with a Drug Crime
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Texas, you want to work with a criminal defense attorney who has experience defending those charged with similar crimes as you, and who understand the complexities of the laws and issues listed above. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we have nearly two decades of experience representing clients and litigating on their behalf, and are ready to get to work on defending you against drug charges today. To learn more, contact us online or call us to get your free, confidential consultation. Drug Crimes Resource Links
Drug Crimes Resource Links
This website provides facts, policy issues and public opinion information about illegal drugs from Public Agenda, a nonpartisan opinion research organization.
Maintained by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, this website provides information about the history, operation, organization and goals of drug courts throughout the country.
This United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) site lists the penalties for federal trafficking offenses by drug, quantity and offense level.
This page, maintained by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School, gives an overview of the government power to seize of property connected to illegal activity and explains the difference between criminal and civil forfeiture.
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. This site provides the full text, history and scope of this amendment.