Vigorous Defense For Drug Offenses
Drug crime arrests and charges are among the most common criminal cases in Texas. This does not mean your case will be straightforward. When Law Office of Villanueva, Salazar & Tucker is your defense firm, you can expect individualized, respectful representation.
Our firm consists of three attorneys with different backgrounds who each bring unique strengths to our practice. Attorney Christian Villanueva, a former prosecutor, knows the courts and legal processes in this area inside and out. Attorney Alfonso Salazar is a veteran of the armed forces and attorney Michael Tucker learned the value of personal attention while working at a large law firm. When one of us represents you, you will benefit from the knowledge and insights that we all contribute.
About Your Drug Crime Charges And Prospects
Whatever the circumstances behind your arrest or inclusion in a police investigation, you need prompt legal counsel in the face of accusations of:
- Possession of controlled substances
- Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and other street drugs
- Distribution of illegal drugs (drug dealing), such as heroin and Ecstasy
- Manufacturing of methamphetamines and other illegal substances
- Illegal possession and/or distribution of prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin, Percocet and fentanyl
The severity of your legal situation often depends on the type and amount of the controlled substances involved. Penalties for a conviction may include fines (ranging from less to $2,000 to a maximum of $300,000), jail (from 6 months to 99 years) or probation, mandatory substance abuse treatment and/or suspension of one’s driver’s license.
Other complications may include job-related and child custody-related hardships. Clearly, it is in your best interest to tackle your criminal defense aggressively, head-on and without delay.
Learn About Our Effective Defense Strategies
When we evaluate your drug crime case, we may uncover the key to a strong criminal defense strategy such as one of the following:
- Law enforcement agents committed illegal search and seizure, and the alleged evidence should not be admissible in court.
- Someone “framed” you or planted drugs in your car or home, and you were arrested based on accidental circumstances.
- You have a drug dependency problem that began with opioids for legitimate pain control. You should receive addiction treatment rather than punishment.
- The drugs you were found with were in a small amount and you were a first-time offender, eligible for a diversion program or drug court.