Texas Drug Law Cases
Regardless of your opinion of “marijuana prohibition,” the “war on drugs,” or drug laws in general, getting charged with possession or sale of illegal drugs is a serious event that may have lifelong consequences.
Drug law violations may be charged in many ways:
- Possession of marijuana and other controlled substances
- Smuggling, sale and distribution
- Manufacturing and cultivating
- Prescription medicines
- Designer drugs
- Drug abuse and addiction
Most drug cases prosecuted today involve marijuana, cocaine, meth and methamphetamines, heroin, MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, Xanax, OxyContin, Valium, Rohypnol, steroids, hydrocodone (Vicodin), crack, “spice,” analogs to scheduled controlled substances, simulated drugs and drugs legal in other states but not in Texas, and…the list goes on.
In addition, Mallett Saper Berg LLP routinely represents professionals such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, lawyers and other professionals before the state and federal regulatory agencies. We also work with psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction specialists and treatment programs to “cure” problems at the source, to protect licenses and to obtain dismissal of related criminal cases.
Crimes Involving Prescription Drug Medications
The abuse of prescription medication sometimes leads to criminal charges. We have had many clients who were prescribed medications, become addicted, and when their doctor discontinued the medication, they self-medicated through the use of online purchases, forged prescriptions, doctor shopping and other desperate efforts. Our clients have also included health care professionals who became addicted by abusing the very drugs they frequently prescribed.
When people are arrested, whether rich or poor, they are treated equally. Everyone is taken to jail and then held until released on bond. Pretrial release procedures take from several hours to several days. If you think you have a problem with prescription drugs, you should consider talking to a lawyer before you end up getting arrested.
Drug Crime Lawyers With A Record Of Success
Federal drug case indictments may be long and complicated, charging many defendants and many counts. Ed Mallett is a lifetime member of the National Legal Committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). He successfully represented two defendants in America’s largest single marijuana seizure, 110,000 pounds seized from a Colombian ship.
In April 2016, Tom Berg represented a doctor in a five-week federal jury trial, disputing claims of Medicare fraud and his client was found not guilty of all charges.
We routinely help in smaller cases as well – a baggie, a pill, or even an empty container with possible residue – knowing that a conviction for drugs can have harsh and adverse consequences, such as loss of civil rights, driver’s license revocation, deportation – and, of course, imprisonment, fines and forfeiture of real estate, personal automobiles and other property.