The short and truthful answer to "How much will this cost?" is: it depends.
One of the most difficult and frightening things a person can experience is being charged with a drug-related crime. The State of Texas and the United States have officially declared a "War On Drugs" and prosecute drug offenses aggressively. You can't afford to be a casualty of this war.
Cases involving marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and synthetic drugs are especially popular with law enforcement, since departments are allowed to seize property and can even receive government grants as rewards. Prosecutors wanting to appear tough on drugs take a hard line in these kinds of cases and will refuse to dismiss the charges unless a defense attorney gives them no other choice.
Drug cases require a lawyer with experience building a defense against aggressive law enforcement and prosecutors. Were the alleged drugs not actually illegal? Did police officers violate constitutional rights by performing an illegal search and seizure? Did you even know the drugs were there?
Positioning a drug case for the best possible result also means knowing about unique bond schedules, the special procedural rules for police and cooperating witnesses, and the constantly changing case law on search and seizure.
At the Neal Davis Law Firm, we believe that everyone has the right to an expert defense. We regularly defend people against drug charges and wrongful forfeitures with favorable results in both federal and state courts. We have won many dismissals, even in cases involving marijuana "grow houses" and large quantities of drugs. Some examples of our many successes:
- CASE DISMISSED for a construction worker charged with possessing several hundred grams of cocaine with intent to distribute
- CASE DISMISSED due to false statements in the search warrant affidavit for a young entrepreneur charged with running a marijuana grow house
- CASE DISMISSED due to illegal search for a young professional charged with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute
- CASE DISMISSED for a nurse charged with possessing cocaine
- CASE DISMISSED for a client charged with possessing several kilograms of cocaine
- CHARGES NO-BILLED (grand jury refused to indict) due to lack of knowledge for a young professional charged with possessing cocaine found in the back of his car
- CHARGES REDUCED drastically in federal court for a truck driver charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver