Police making drug arrestThis is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of drug charges in Laredo, Texas. We feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many individuals are unsure as to how they should proceed after they have been arrested. It is important that one immediately begin building a proper defense, as narcotics-related offenses can have serious consequences. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also our goal to provide information which will help people make an informed decision when they are selecting a criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one have been arrested then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.

We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:

  • How search and seizure issues impact drug cases
  • The handling of cases involving heroin
  • The handling of cases involving prescription pills
  • Dealing with federal drug trafficking charges
  • Defending cases which involve confidential informants

There are several reasons why it is important to understand these topics. First, many make the mistake of thinking there is “nothing they can do” if the police have violated their rights. The truth of the matter, however, is that such violations can sometimes lead to a dismissal of the charges. Second, it is difficult to watch today’s news without hearing about the nation’s heroin “epidemic.” It is important to understand that prosecutors take such charges very seriously. Third, many make the mistake of thinking that a prescription-related offense is not serious. The fact of the matter is that illegally possessing pills can lead to jail time. Fourth, if one is charged with federal drug trafficking then they are facing the might of the U.S. Government. Finally, cases which involve confidential informants can raise complicated legal issues.

One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately if you or a loved one have been arrested. A criminal conviction can lead to incarceration, a permanent criminal record, and the inability to pass a background check. Joey Tellez dedicates a large part of his practice to protecting the rights of the accused and we are ready to assist you. Call us today to speak with a Laredo drug charges attorney.

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