A good drug lawyer is much more than a legal assistant – they are your ticket to a good future and freedom! Did you know that over 50 percent of current inmates in our prison system are there due to drug charges? It is true that drug charges account for a huge amount of our prison population, and it is rising all the time. Have you been charged with a drug-related crime? Though the statistics can be scary, you don’t have to become a number. Find a drug lawyer like David Hunter, who will fight tirelessly for your rights and your freedom!
If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, you are probably worried about what will happen next. You may have a million questions! David Hunter can help ease your anxiety with his top-notch criminal defense services in Sugar Land, TX. Below, David answers the 5 most frequently asked questions about drug charges.
5 FAQs About Drug Charges
Do drug cases on legal prescription drugs have more lenient consequences than those with illegal drugs?
No – they are handled the same way. If you do not have a valid prescription for the medication in your possession, you can be charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. You would be arrested, just as you would be arrested for possession of cocaine or marijuana. The consequences and sentencing don’t usually differ either. It’s all the same to them – you are breaking the law no matter whether the substance can be found in a pharmacy or not. Also, just because marijuana is legal in some states now, that doesn’t mean that the laws in Texas are any easier on POM.
What are my rights when pulled over for a traffic stop? Can cops search my car without a warrant?
Once you provide your license, registration, and insurance, you have the right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any investigative questions the officer asks you after that (such as “Why are you out so late?”). You always have the right to refuse vehicle searches thanks to the 4th Amendment. When a police officer pulls you over for a traffic stop, it should normally only last a few minutes. He or she cannot legally search your vehicle without probable cause or a warrant. Probable cause means that the officer has a reasonable basis for believing that a crime was committed. Unfortunately, probable cause can be pretty loosely defined. The officer may try to trick you into consenting to a search – don’t fall for it! If the officer does not have probable cause, you have the right to refuse the search. Simply be polite and say, “I do not consent to this search.” If the officer asks you to exit the car, you must comply, but you still have the right to refuse a search. Finally, it is legal to record interactions with police officers – even without their consent.
Can drug charges be removed from my criminal record?
Yes. Commonly known as expunction, drug lawyers like David Hunter can certainly remove drug charges from your record. You will want to do this because drug charges can ruin your future. They make finding a home, getting a job, and even getting into school extremely difficult. Start fresh and expunge those charges from your record. All you have to do is find an experienced drug lawyer such as David Hunter. He can help you protect your future.
I was in my friend’s car when a cop pulled us over and found drugs. He arrested all of us, even though the drugs weren’t mine. Is this legal?
Yes, this is legal. There is no way for the cop to know who the drugs truly belonged to in these cases. However, a situation like this can be very useful when building your defense. Drug lawyer David Hunter is experienced in protecting people who have been in this exact situation. The prosecution will likely attempt to prove constructive possession. Constructive possession is when you do not physically possess a drug but are in close proximity, have knowledge of the drug’s presence, as well as exclusive control over it. Simply being nearby is not enough to prove constructive possession. David Hunter will use the details of your case to help you fight against any “constructive possession” charges and prove your innocence.
When speaking to my drug lawyer, should I hide any details of my case?
No. Never ever hide any case details from your drug attorney. This will only hurt your case. In order to build the best possible defense for you, your lawyer needs to know everything. Tell your lawyer everything. Once they have the whole picture in front of them, they will give you advice: what you should say, what you can’t say, who you can speak to, and who you cannot. Trust your lawyer. Their legal experience is essential to your success in the courtroom. David Hunter knows the legal system’s ins and outs. Being a former judge, he especially knows how to reduce sentencing, get cases dismissed, and get the best outcome for you.
Don’t Leave Your Future Up to Chance – Contact Drug Lawyer David Hunter Now!
If you’ve been charged with drug possession, POM, or any sort of drug-related crime, you need to act fast. Don’t leave your future up to chance – a drug charge could truly wreck it. Protect your future by hiring drug lawyer David Hunter. Call him at (281) 417-3117 or contact him online today to get started with a free consultation!