Dallas Drug Paraphernalia Defense Attorneys
Like other drug-related offenses, Dallas prosecutors will aggressively pursue drug paraphernalia charges against anyone suspected of possessing illegal items. With that in mind, you should consider retaining legal representation as early on in the legal process as you can. In addition to disrupting your professional goals, a drug paraphernalia conviction can saddle you with serious fines and a mark on your criminal record.
Once charges have been brought against you, you may feel afraid, uncertain of what the future holds for you, and confused about you should do next. While this is all perfectly natural, let this motivate you to find the best lawyer to defend your case. Reach out to a skilled lawyer to ensure that one mistake doesn’t derail your life as you know it. Though you may feel overwhelmed, an experienced criminal defense attorney will know what moves you will need to make as you begin preparing your defense.
When you are on the opposing side of a Texas prosecutor, you need a committed and experienced defense lawyer who will listen to you and fight for your rights. Our Dallas drug paraphernalia defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand just how frightening these charges can be; however, you need to remember that you have not been convicted of anything yet as we will do everything we can to keep it that way. Our lawyers don’t compromise on results, service, or hard work. To speak with a member of our talented defense team, call (214) 845-7007 today.
Do I Need a Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer?
If you are serious about keeping your criminal record clean, maintaining a good reputation, and fighting against the most severe penalties associated with your charges, you need a lawyer to represent you. The unfortunate truth is that a successful conviction can completely derail your career, hurt your earning potential, and continue to impact your opportunities for the rest of your life. Especially if you’ve never been charged with a crime before, you need to know how serious your situation is.
Entrusting your legal representation to an experienced Dallas drug paraphernalia attorney will provide you with much-needed insight into your options. If you’ve been charged with a crime, it is completely understandable to feel completely out of control of your situation. Though your lawyer can never guarantee results, a skilled defense can help offset some of the uncertainty that you feel about the future.
Additionally, a defense lawyer has the legal resources, contacts, and experience needed to craft an effective strategy to fight on your behalf. Whether pleading guilty or fighting against the charges, your attorney can explain to you the potential consequences of each decision. This knowledge could ultimately be the difference between you facing serious fines and having your case dismissed.
Why Hire Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to Handle my Case?
When deciding which lawyer you should hire, consider their record. The team at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter has an incredibly impressive list of results and successes. From getting serious charges and penalties reduced to having cases dismissed altogether, our lawyers know how to fight for your rights. Over the years we’ve successfully represented many people whose lives would have been completely disrupted had they been convicted of a crime.
We have continually channeled our fighting spirit to defend our clients. Our lawyers truly understand how stressful a criminal charge can be, both emotionally and financially. Through remaining present, accessible, and communicative throughout, we want you to understand that we are here to support you during this difficult time.
When you need the confidence that comes with a skilled lawyer, call Attorney Lassiter. Over the years he has acquired many impressive distinctions and accolades including being elected as a Texas SuperLawyer, being named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and admittance to practice law in the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a former Dallas County prosecutor and a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Dallas Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Items Considered Drug Paraphernalia
Drug paraphernalia charges may result from the possession of any item that is intended to use, conceal, or prepare an illicit drug, such as the following:
- Glass pipes
- Plastic bags
- Digital scales
- Roach holders
- Cocaine freebase kits
- Razor blades
In order for the prosecution to successfully convict someone, they must be able to prove that the paraphernalia was used, or intended to be used, with a controlled substance. In mounting an effective defense, our team will always push the prosecutors to meet this standard.
If the prosecution cannot distinguish the alleged paraphernalia from a harmless household item by proving that it is explicitly connected to an illicit substance, then you should not face criminal consequences. Some of the penalties attached to a successful drug paraphernalia conviction include:
- Possession – Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by fine
- Delivery – Class A Misdemeanor, 90 days to 1 year in county jail and a $4,000 fine
Depending on your past criminal record, punishments attached to a successful conviction for drug paraphernalia possession or delivery can vary. Our Dallas legal team will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy intended to help you reduce or, ideally, altogether eliminate your drug paraphernalia charges.
Consult with a Dallas Drug Paraphernalia Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas drug paraphernalia defense attorneys understand just how much you have at stake; we will do everything we can to help you protect your future. We’ve been working for members of the Dallas community for years, and have experience across a broad spectrum of criminal matters.
We care about your future and we are ready to fight for you. To confidentially discuss the particulars of your arrest with one of our Dallas criminal defense attorneys, please call our Dallas office at (214) 845-7007 today.