Texas Criminal Defense Archives

Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Texas

As states begin to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, people may believe that they can possess a small amount of marijuana without penalty. That is not always the case. In Texas, marijuana is still illegal for recreational purposes, so the person in possession must qualify under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CPU) and have […] Read more

What You Need to Know About Your Heroin Charge

If you or a loved one was recently arrested on heroin possession, or if you face charges for manufacturing or delivering the substance in Texas, you are likely very concerned as to the penalties and sentences you could receive if you’re convicted. Texas regards possession of any amount of heroin as a felony, and you […] Read more

What Counts as Possession?

Various crimes can involve illegal or controlled substances. However, possession is the most common offense. If you have been arrested for drug possession, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand what counts as possession under Texas law and whether you may have defenses against your charges. It’s essential to contact an experienced criminal […] Read more

How to Approach a Cocaine Charge 

Texas is notoriously tough on drug offenders. Being charged with possession of a controlled substance, especially cocaine, can land an individual with significant legal penalties. These penalties can include fines and a lengthy prison sentence, not to mention the effects a conviction may have on a person’s ability to find employment, housing, and future educational […] Read more

What Qualifies as Drug Paraphernalia? 

You don’t have to be caught with drugs in the state of Texas to be charged with a drug-related crime. Being in possession of drug paraphernalia can cause a legal headache and wreck your personal and professional reputation. Yet, what exactly is considered drug paraphernalia? Plastic baggies are legal items, so why can they be […] Read more

What You Need To Know About Your Minor’s Marijuana Possession Charge

Every parent fears the call in the middle of the night: the police station telling you your child has been arrested. Or the half-defiant, half-apologetic request to come down and bail them out. “I’m really sorry, but….” After the anger and tears have subsided, you may wonder what this will mean, especially if your child […] Read more

How to Avoid a Marijuana Possession Charge 

Attitudes towards marijuana have begun to shift in this country. Yet, despite marijuana being made legal in many states, it is still considered a controlled substance in Texas. Being convicted of possession of marijuana can yield significant penalties and impact almost every aspect of an individual’s life. Don’t let a marijuana possession charge ruin you. […] Read more

East Texas lawyer charged with marijuana possession

East Texas attorney Ken Keith Miller, 59, was taken into police custody on Friday, December 30 and charged with marijuana possession. Jail records showed Miller was booked at the Smith County jail by the Department of Public Safety and was assigned a $500 bond. He was released later in the day after posting said bond. Miller […] Read more

“Most Wanted” gang member arrested by Dallas Police

32-year-old Dallas gang member Markeith McWright, who was recently added to the list of the top 10 most wanted fugitives in the state of Texas, was arrested on November 18th by Dallas police. McWright faces several different charges, including two counts of assault family violence and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Dallas […] Read more

Closing arguments expected in Brownwood drug trial

State attorneys and legal defense teams will be giving their closing arguments in the trial of 33-year-old Brownwood, Texas resident Shanna Hughitt, who is accused of possessing copious amounts of drugs, in the 35th District Court this Thursday, October 8. Prosecutor Elisha Bird closed presentation of evidence for the prosecution on Wednesday, October 7, which […] Read more