If you are renting a home or apartment in the state of Texas, then you
are restricting from using illegal narcotics in that home. This is true
in any home, regardless of whether or not you own it, but there are specific
rules that are given to those that are renting a property and attempt
to perform illegal activities in that vicinity. According to the National
Institute on Drug Abuse, even legal drugs can be dangerous and if a person
becomes addicted it can mean eviction.
Landlords have the right to report any illegal crimes and
drug abuse in their properties to law enforcement immediately. After this, the landlord
can give the tenant a notice to vacate the premises. The notice must be
given writing and delivered by a witness or through certified mail. The
landlord can then file with the courts. Unfortunately this will involve
a $75 fee in order to file the motion. Once the landlord has the motion
official filed, then the tenants will be required to show up to the court
date that has been set.
If you are a tenant, you will want to hire a criminal defense attorney
to accompany you to the trial. Chances are that the landlord will bring
all evidence that he or she has that you were using illegal substances.
With a convincing lawyer, you may be able to prove that you were misrepresented
and that the landlord was incorrect with his or her allegations. If the
landlord does win the case, then you have five days to appeal the notice.
If you are at risk to losing your home because you were misrepresented
and accused with using drugs, then you will certainly want a
Plano drug defense attorney there to assist you. Contact a local lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC
today for more information!