Tough Houston Drug Defense Lawyers Deliver Comprehensive Counsel
Knowledgeable attorneys handle a full range of substance charges
At both the federal and state level, laws concerning illegal drugs are complicated. Minor distinctions can make a huge difference in the eventual outcome. The Houston attorneys at Scardino & Scardino are strong defenders of fundamental legal rights and vigorously challenge improper tactics and evidence. We are dedicated to using the knowledge gained through more than five decades of combined legal experience to give our clients the best chance at a successful result. When appropriate, we argue strongly for alternatives to incarceration, such as drug treatment programs. Whether you have been charged in a Texas or federal court, our attorneys will provide the advice and advocacy that you deserve.
Skilled assistance for clients charged with possession offenses
Our firm’s criminal defense attorneys defend individuals accused of possession crimes involving various substances, including:
- Marijuana — Unlike some other states, Texas maintains strict laws against marijuana possession; having even a small amount of the drug can trigger a jail sentence in some cases.
- Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine — Possession of these Group 1 drugs is a serious crime in Texas. Someone who is caught with any of these substances faces a minimum six-month sentence. Penalties increase sharply when greater quantities are involved.
- Ecstasy and PCP — These drugs are included in statutory Group 2, which includes similar penalties as those in Group 1, but measures the amount in units rather than grams.
No matter the substance or the specific allegation involved in your drug charge, we offer a free initial consultation so that you can fully understand your legal options.
Texas firm challenges allegations of drug sale, trafficking and manufacture
State and federal law treats the sale, production or distribution of controlled substances very harshly. However, in many cases, the evidence used to prove sale can be vague and misleading. Even the presence of a normal household item, like a scale, is sometimes employed to elevate a possession charge to something much more serious, such a manufacturing allegation. Police officers have also been known to twist innocent conversations into a purported intent to sell or even traffic drugs. Our Houston attorneys fight unjust charging decisions and evidence in all types of drug crime cases.
Contact an aggressive drug crime defense lawyer in Houston for a free initial consultation
Scardino & Scardino represents Houston-area clients facing criminal charges relating to drug possession, sale and manufacture. Please call 713-229-9292 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office.