Tenacious Burnet Attorney Defends Texans Facing Drug Charges
Assertive Texas lawyer fights against possession, distribution and other allegations
Despite liberalization trends nationwide, Texas remains a state where drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively and the penalties for conviction can be severe. At my Burnet firm, the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I know the intricacies of Texas drug laws and I’m committed to providing you with a determined defense to the charges you face. Whether you need someone to negotiate a plea bargain that allows you to obtain treatment or someone to fight back when your rights have been violated, I am ready to battle on your behalf to seek the most favorable possible outcome.
Accomplished counselor explains your options in drug possession and paraphernalia cases
With the notable exception of cases involving small amounts of marijuana, drug possession cases in Texas are almost exclusively charged as felonies. This means that seemingly minor offenses can have very serious consequences. Even less serious marijuana offenses are charged as A or B misdemeanors, which means the sentence includes jail time and fines. In addition to incarceration, you can expect to face a driver's license suspension upon conviction for any drug offense. I've successfully represented local residents on drug possession and paraphernalia charges. If you've been arrested for these offenses, don't wait to speak to a qualified local criminal defense attorney. I know the law and the courts and will assert your rights from the moment I take your case.
Aggressive litigator fights for you when you're charged with serious drug crimes
In Texas, depending on the drug and amount involved and whether manufacture or distribution was involved, certain drug crimes can carry up to a life sentence. Texas uses its own classification system for determining the most dangerous drugs: people charged with possession with intent to distribute Penalty Group 1 substances such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine face the most severe penalties, as do defendants charged with participating in organized drug trafficking enterprises. If you've been charged with any of these offenses, it’s essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney assert your rights. I am ready to mount a strong defense to these serious allegations.
Determined defense lawyer represents Texans facing drugged driving charges
In Texas, driving under the influence of drugs is just as serious as drunk driving. However, police officers are far more likely to rely on their observations as evidence of impairment in drugged driving stops. You can be charged with driving under the influence of drugs when the only drugs you've consumed are lawful prescriptions or even over-the-counter medications. I have experience representing local residents who face these types of allegations. Let me use that experience to fight on your behalf.
Contact an assertive Texas criminal defense attorney for your drug charge
Drug crimes can have serious consequences in the Lone Star State. At the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I know what it takes to successfully defend a drug case. Call me at 830-265-6714 or contact me online to set up a free initial consultation at my Burnet office.