In addition to the concerns of possible jail or prison time, a drug conviction can have serious collateral effects on your life. It can lead to a loss of driving privileges and a permanent criminal record. If you are a college student, it could make you ineligible for student loans. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you could be subject to deportation.
Federal And Tarrant County Drug Offense Attorneys Ready To Defend You
For all these and many other reasons, you have no time to waste if you have been arrested, charged with a drug crime or if you have reason to believe you might be charged. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Ball & Hase is prepared to evaluate your case and get your defense underway in short order.
We certainly recognize the curse of addiction and use rehabilitation resources where appropriate to aid in the favorable conclusion of criminal drug charges as well as restoring afflicted clients to a positive future. Many jurisdictions also offer diversion programs that can be used.
If An Investigation Is Already Underway
You may be aware of an investigation already underway that could result in a drug bust search and arrest. Criminal charges such as the following could send you to jail, cost you huge fines and leave you with a damaging criminal record:
- Possession of marijuana or synthetic marijuana
- Possession, sale, distribution or trafficking of cocaine, crack, heroin or Ecstasy
- Possession or sale of prescription drugs or obtaining those drugs by fraud
- Manufacture, possession, sale or distribution of methamphetamine (meth)
Drug charges often come with additional criminal charges such as conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Drug crimes may be classified as misdemeanors or felonies and as local, state or federal crimes, largely depending on the quantities of drugs involved.
As former prosecutors and longtime criminal defense attorneys, we at Ball & Hase are confident in our ability to help bring about the most favorable outcome attainable in your case. We have represented clients involved in small drug cases all the way up to 4,000 pounds (two tons) of marijuana and multiple kilograms of substances such as heroin.
Take Back Control Of Your Freedom And Your Future
If you are facing drug crime charges in Tarrant County, Fort Worth or elsewhere in Texas, contact one of our board-certified criminal law attorneys at Ball & Hase in Arlington. Email us or call 817-412-7449, twenty-four hours a day. We are available to answer your questions and confer with you on designing an effective defense in your case.