The Criminal Element

Drug Crimes, Probable Cause, and the 4th

In Houston, TX, there’s no shortage of people locked away in jail for drug crimes, whether they committed the offense and/or had their 4th Amendment rights violated or not. Considering the plight of the people the drugs were brought in against, and the consequent drug war raged against these Americanized Afrikans, the 4th Amendment has rarely, if ever, applied to the urban Black and/or Hispanic male.

Search & Seizure Car Stops

A ‘New’ 4th Amendment for a New Generation?


If you’re Black or Mexican then you’ve probably experienced the occasional officer that has never stopped a driver who “didn’t” smell like weed. If your car smelled of weed, then you know the drill; step out of the vehicle. If you were stopped and accused of a drug offense then you’ll need to seek out an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer with experience litigating charges involving drug crimes in the court of law.

 

A Houston Lawyer for Drug Crimes

Having a loved one caught up in the criminal justice system is a stressful life event. Houston drug crimes lawyer Mark W. Bennett of Bennett & Bennett, Houston Criminal-Defense Lawyers has a strong track record of defending people accused of such crimes. If you were arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor criminal offense related to drugs and narcotics the book hasn’t closed yet.

Whether you were busted with marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, heroin, x-pills, fry, molly, or drank (syrup), you may not be guilty. If the Houston Police Department violated your 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure, and we can prove it, then the Harris County judge may throw out the drug evidence. If this occurs, then you might just beat your Houston drug charge outright, and can take advantage of a new lease on life.

In the State of Texas, every controlled substance, with the exception of small amounts of marijuana, is a felony offense. Felony offenses can carry serious prison sentencing ranging from a few months to a year, on up to massive multi-decade prison sentencing. Having the right lawyer on your side can make the difference between freedom and jail. Jail is certainly the “house of pain”, which can be avoided with prudent and effective legal representation.