Criminal Defense

Possession/Drug Crimes

Houston Drug 
Defense Lawyer

Getting arrested and charged with an illegal (and sometimes legal) controlled substance or narcotic is a serious crime and can get you in some serious trouble in Texas. People charged with drug possession or drugged driving (including marijuana DWI and prescription medication DWI) face prison or jail time, long probation, and really high costs. Texas is one of the states known for its strict drug crime laws, despite other states are decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use.

Given the range of potential punishment and prison (or jail) time, one can be facing, hiring a skilled and knowledgeable drug crimes defense lawyer for you is essential to your career, your family, and FREEDOM.

Furthermore, it’s vital you hire the best because not only is it bad enough to potentially be facing serious prison or jail time, you may also face collateral consequences such as:

  • Losing your job
  • Receiving any work or security clearance with certain departments, agencies or associations
  • Getting admitted into certain universities or schools
  • Losing eligibility for financial aid
  • Suspensions, revocations, or denial from obtaining career and professional licenses
  • Affect child custody rights
  • Lose your right to vote and/or right to own and use a firearm

Have questions about Possession/Drug Crimes?

Find out how we can fight your drug charges

The Texas Controlled Substances Act contains most of the laws criminalizing possession of illegal drugs. The Act is complex and intricate. It can be difficult to pick your way through. Depending on the type of drug, the amount (weight) of the drug, and the circumstances, charges can be anywhere from a petty misdemeanor (e.g., possession) to a felony with a Life sentence in prison (e.g., possession, manufacture, deliver, etc.). You may think the State’s drug charge against you is an open-and-shut case, and you may think you do not have any defense at first. Just wait, you need to call Chris for a free consultation and Chris may be able to help and explain to you the possible ways to defend your case and save your life, including but not limited to:

    1. Showing the drugs were not the actual drugs as alleged in the charge against you
    2. The drugs were not a controlled substance
    3. The drugs were not properly weighed thus falling in the wrong penalty group or punishment range, thus, reducing or dismissing the charge

Chris Denuna will protect and defend you against State and Federal drug charges including, but not limited to:

It is your constitutional right to refuse a blood test. HOWEVER, if you can you should avoid getting to this point because Texas can suspend your license and use your refusal as evidence in future prosecutions against you. And, in many jurisdictions, they will get a warrant for your blood 24/7.

Experienced DWI
Defense Lawyer

If you have a case and want an attorney who will instill fear in the prosecution and DA, call or message Chris today!