Drug Crime Lawyer in Dallas
Keep Your Record Clean
Drug-related crimes may be the most aggressively pursued category of crime. Police departments have entire task forces dedicated to drug charges and prosecutors are eager to obtain convictions. That’s why it’s imperative to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side to defend your case.
Our law firm defends clients against a wide range of drug charges at both the state and federal level, including violations connected to marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and more.
Strong Defense Representation
No matter the specific drug charge you’re facing, you have legal rights that can’t be violated. Any such violation can be the key to your freedom. That’s why our attorney Phillip A. Linder will conduct a thorough investigation of the prosecutor’s case, including any evidence they’re using against you.
If we find that any evidence was obtained illegally, we’ll take immediate action to suppress it and get the charges against you dismissed. If a dismissal isn’t possible, we’re always prepared to advocate for your rights and defend you in court.
Our firm defends clients against all types of drug crimes, including:
- Possession of an illegal drug or drug paraphernalia
- Intent to sell or distribute
- Drug manufacturing or cultivation
- Importing illegal drugs
- Drug trafficking
- Drug conspiracy
Drug conspiracy charges are very serious offenses that can be charged in either state or federal court. A conviction at either level can result in severe penalties, including fines and lengthy prison terms. No matter how you were involved in the situation, even if you feel that you were not involved at all, it is important that you seek the advice of a reliable Dallas drug conspiracy defense attorney right away.
At the law office of Phillip A. Linder, we have substantial experience handling a wide variety of drug conspiracy cases. As a former prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, attorney Linder has a complete understanding of how his opposition prepares their cases, and he knows how to build an effective defense to match them.
How Our Attorney Can Help
Law enforcement officials typically cast a very wide net in their efforts to shut down a drug operation. If you have anything to do with anyone suspected of being involved in a drug conspiracy, you could find yourself facing charges in the case. Many people who are targeted in these investigations are not even aware that their friend or associate is involved in illegal activity. Some people who face conspiracy charges think they are doing a favor for a friend, like delivering a package or picking up something from the drug store.
In order for a person to be found guilty of conspiracy, the prosecution must prove knowledge and consent. That means you had to know that something illegal was happening and that you willingly went along with it. Attorney Linder has been successful in minimizing his clients’ involvement in the operation and showing that they were not aware of the illegal activity in question.
Texas has some of the harshest penalties in the nation for drug trafficking and other drug offenses. The legislature and courts have increased the enforcement of drug offenses, and the resulting penalties. The consequences for a conviction vary, but can include heavy fines and possible incarceration. In fact, the lowest possible offense still entails a jail sentence of 180 days to two years and fines up to $10,000, and trafficking of more than 400 grams of a substance can even result in a life sentence in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Given these life-altering consequences, immediate action is needed to protect your rights. Whether you have been charged with an offense or are being investigated, it is important to obtain the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The law offices of Phillip A. Linder can provide the aggressive defense that you need for drug trafficking charges involving marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, or prescription narcotics. This includes the following offenses:
- Illegal sale and trafficking
- Interstate trafficking or drug distribution
- Drug importation
How Our Attorney Can Help
Marijuana possession, drug smuggling. and trafficking charges often rely on a police officer’s search of your vehicle or property. However, if there was an illegal search and seizure involved in your case, the court will have no choice but to remove that illegally obtained evidence from your case.
Attorney Phillip Linder has more than 20 years of experience in criminal defense, including as a prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. He has the unique qualifications required to effectively defend clients against a range of drug trafficking offenses. He will lead our team in the meticulous investigation of the evidence against you and examination of how it was obtained. We will then determine if evidence was obtained in a way that violates your constitutional rights, and use that and other discoveries to build a strong defense on your behalf.
While many states have taken steps to relax many of their drug laws, a conviction on drug possession here in Texas can cause long-term harm to your future.
At the law office of criminal defense lawyer Phillip A. Linder in Dallas, you will have an experienced, skilled advocate on your side. A former prosecutor, Phillip knows the lengths that law enforcement will go to get a conviction for a drug possession charge. He can help you seek a resolution that will allow you to move on with your life.
How Our Attorney Can Help
As your attorney, Phillip A. Linder can investigate law enforcement’s actions when arresting you to protect your rights. He can uncover answers to questions like:
- Was there probable cause to stop you if you were in a vehicle?
- Did the police have a valid search warrant, or did you give your consent to a search?
- Are you being arrested simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
When it comes to marijuana possession or any other type of marijuana charge, depending on the amount of drugs you allegedly had, the charges can quickly become much more serious. For example, you could be accused of intent to distribute, which could lead to felony penalties.
Even a conviction for possessing a small amount of marijuana could be enough to keep you from getting a job, enlisting in the military, finding housing, or securing a loan. Securing the type of representation that Phillip A. Linder and the rest of our firm can provide is essential to protecting your future.
Contact The Law Office Of Phillip Linder
Contact one of our offices to schedule a free consultation with our Dallas drug crime defense attorney. We’re available during regular business hours and by appointment during evenings and weekends. You can reach our Dallas office at 214-252-9900 or our Allen office at 972-649-6490. If you’d prefer, you can also get in touch with us via email.