Common Questions: Drug Crimes

I didn’t commit the crime. Do I still need a defense lawyer?

It’s important that you do everything you can to protect your rights if you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Texas. Innocent people are convicted of crimes every day. Depending on the crime, if you’re convicted you could be facing serious consequences such as jail or prison time, and possibly thousands of dollars in fines. Don’t go through this process alone, and don’t ‘get pushed around.

What should I say to the police if I’ve been arrested?

We strongly encourage you to say nothing to law enforcement officials until you have consulted with a criminal defense attorney. Anything you say, even before you’ve been taken into custody, could and probably will be used against you in court. You have the right to remain silent and to have an attorney present during questioning. It’s usually best to utilize every right you have during the criminal process!

What is a drug crime?

Generally, drug crimes are offenses involving the criminal possession, sale, distribution, trafficking or manufacturing of a controlled substance. This also includes illegal possession of prescription drugs and prescription drug fraud. Frequently drug charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, delivery of a controlled substance, trafficking, and more.

What kind of punishments do I face if I’m convicted?

Depending on the crime, if you are convicted, you may be punished with imprisonment, fines, community service, probation, and mandatory drug and alcohol counseling. In addition to these harsh consequences, a conviction for a drug-related crime on your record could make you ineligible for employment for some companies.

What sets the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, apart from other firms?

For years, the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, has built a reputation for excellence in the courtroom in Plano. Mr. Zendeh Del has represented clients in over one hundred trials, including many high profile and complex cases. With a strong approach to criminal defense, our firm has obtained remarkable outcomes for many clients – with every case thoroughly examined and aggressively defended. Our firm takes client’s futures very seriously and wants to work to get great results for your drug crimes case.

Many drug crimes are felonies that could stay on your record for a long time, possibly impacting your employment opportunities for years to come.
Contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, as soon as possible.