Texas prosecutors aggressively pursue charges related to the possession, manufacture, or distribution of methamphetamine. Judges often show little patience for those convicted of crimes involving meth. If you have been arrested for such an offense then you face the possibility of incarceration, fines, a permanent criminal record, and disqualification from many forms of employment. It is important that you retain an attorney who will protect your rights and who will work to gain you the best possible outcome. Joey Tellez is a Laredo criminal defense lawyer who handles cases involving methamphetamine. Joey handles all matters in our office personally and he prides himself on the level of service he provides. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Laredo attorney assisting with charges involving the possession or trafficking of methamphetamine
Texas considers methamphetamine to be a “schedule one” drug. This means that the narcotic is seen as being highly addictive and as having no medical value. The penalties associated with this drug can be severe. At a minimum one will face state jail felony charges. Such charges carry a six month minimum sentence and potential fines. Possession of larger amounts of the drug, or attempting to distribute it to others, can result in a prison sentence of up to ninety-nine years for drug trafficking. This is in addition to other charges a defendant may face.
Methamphetamine cases are like other felonies in that they will begin with an Indictment being issued by the Grand Jury. A trial date will be set. As with other drug related charges, meth cases sometimes involve situations in which the drugs were found through law enforcement’s violations of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. If such a violation occurred then defense counsel may file a Motion to Suppress any illegally seized evidence. If such a Motion is successful then, depending on the nature of the charges, the case may be dismissed. If a dismissal is not possible and a plea agreement is not reached then the matter will proceed to trial. It will be the prosecution’s burden to prove that the defendant knowingly possessed the drugs. A jury will decide the issue of guilt or innocence and, if the matter results in a conviction, sentencing will be handled by the Judge. Litigating such cases is a complicated process and it is important that you retain an experienced lawyer to assist you.
Joey Tellez is a Laredo criminal defense attorney who handles methamphetamine related charges. Joey will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of how you were arrested and to help you know what to expect as the case moves forward. He will quickly obtain arrest reports, witness statements, and other evidence which the prosecution is required to provide. If Joey believes that the police violated your rights then he will file a Motion with the Court. The police will be aggressively examined at an evidentiary hearing and Joey will argue for dismissal of the charges. If necessary we will take your case to trial and will leave no stone unturned in preparing your defense and in protecting your interests. We understand that this is a serious time in your life. We will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Laredo lawyer who stresses communication with clients with meth-related charges
If you are facing meth-related charges then you have enough to be concerned with. It is important that you have a lawyer who stresses client communication. Joey takes pride in the level of service he provides to his clients. This service includes promptly responding to phone calls, quickly replying to emails, and being available to answer your questions. Joey handles all matters in our office personally. This means that you will be dealing with him directly and not with an associate. It is our honor to serve those in the Laredo community and we take that obligations seriously.