Facing Trial Due To a Drug Case?

Having the police arrest and charge you with a criminal offense related to drug crimes is one thing, but having to appear in court and attempt to fight the allegations is a different matter altogether. Its important to hire an attorney who knows your rights, that is aware of the current search and seizure laws as they are, or may be, applicable to your case, and is willing to fight on your behalf as the attorney of record in your case.Crack Cocaine

We strongly recommend talking with a lawyer if you have been arrested for a criminal offense relating to illegal narcotics in any way.

In Houston, criminal defense lawyers have represented thousands of people accused of drug crimes including people who have been caught with small amounts of marijuana on up to persons busted with, or accused of having thousands of kilos of illegal drugs like cocaine in their possession.

At the end of the day, police and law enforcement officers have never been free of making mistakes or violating the Constitution during their law enforcement efforts meaning their is a real chance that a criminal defense lawyer will be able to stand in your corner, defend you, and have a good shot of winning at trial.

Understanding Your Rights as a Driver

There are three important things to know if you’re a driver and are pulled over by police for a traffic violation or for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated.

  1. Remain calm and be polite with the officers on the scene.
  2. Don’t answer any questions that you aren’t legally required to answer such as “Where are you going?” type questions.
  3. If you show anger for any reason, you may be assumed guilty or lose favor with the judge and jury in the event a trial is required in your case and the details of the case are scrutinized in open court.

Drivers Rights in Texas

Drivers Rights in Texas

In the event you’re ever stopped by a law enforcement agency in Texas, Houston, League City, Or Galveston, you have at bare minimum, all the rights specified in the following list.

  • You have the right to not answer any questions related to your destination or origination point.
  • You don’t have to answer questions related to whether or not you’ve consumed any alcoholic beverages. One wrong answer about the number of drinks you’ve had and you could be facing arrest for DWI.
  • Refusing to answer any questions related to any medical condition you may have is also your right as an American.
  • You have the right to refuse a search of your vehicle, and the right to refuse field sobriety testing.
  • You may refuse to empty your pockets, interface with a Breathalyzer, or unlock any of your property.

There are a few things that you must do if asked by a Houston, Galveston, or League City, TX area police agency’s officer. If a law enforcement officer asks you for your name, current address, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, or drivers license, you must comply by law and provide the information being requested by law enforcement.

Use Your Head During DWI & Other Stops

When lawfully refusing to cooperate with the police goes south, its usually because of a bad attitude or a condescending nature towards the officers on the scene on part of the detainee. Don’t act belligerent with police as it will make matters worse. Think police brutality.

Whether legal or illegal, any police response to a citizen with a bad attitude is guaranteed to turn out bad for the alleged offender. This is usually the root of evidence planting, false arrests, arrests for disorderly conduct, and in the worst of case, the implementation of police brutality.

Police are people too, and they make mistakes quite often. The last thing you need is to become a victim of edging on a loose-canon type of officer. While we respect police and know that most of them are upstanding citizens in their own right, there are other cops out there with no morality who wouldn’t think twice about slamming your head into their vehicle on “accident”.

If you’re ever arrested for a criminal offense involving murder, drugs, vehicular manslaughter, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI or DUI, contact a lawyer with an impressive resume or ask around to see if anyone you know may know of one who can represent you in the court of law.

The Effect of Alcohol on The Human Body

We all know that the heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause serious health problems, criminal charges as it relates to driving while intoxicated, and a number of other known and unknown damages to the human body. Consuming too much alcohol can create serious implications for your health and also affect the brain’s nervous connections as well as the heart by causing strokes and high blood pressure.

The liver is also negatively affected by the overuse of alcoholic beverages as it will become more susceptible to common liver diseases like cirrhosis and/or fibrosis.alcohol and the human body

Health Effects of Liquor and Alcohol

  • Brain Damage and Mental Changes.
  • Change in behavior and mood swings.
  • Negative Effects on the Heart (Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Stroke, High Blood Pressure)
  • Various liver damage such as steatosis, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fibrosis.
  • Pancreatic cancer. Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances which can lead to poor digestion.
  • Mouth, Esophagus, Throat, Liver, and Breast Cancer can also result as a use of alcohol along with damage to your immune system.

The Effects of Alcohol on You

As we have shared so far, alcohol can cause a number of detrimental health effects on the user. Its always important to think when you drink. Although moderate levels of alcohol in your diet can be healthy, if you are getting drunk on a regular basis, or “buzzed”, then you are damaging your heart, liver, pancreas, immune system, throat, mouth, skin, and putting yourself at risk of cancer.

As stated, moderation is key. If you intend to drink responsibly, then this blood alcohol calculator should help you gain a better understanding of the effect that alcohol will have on you based on your physical attributes such as your height, weight, and others.

Understanding how alcohol effects your body will help to curve your health risks, as well as keep you sober enough to prevent a DWI charge in the event that you have to drive home after drinking.

Know your limit!

If you live or conduct business in the Galveston, League City, or Houston, Texas area, and are arrested by law enforcement for driving while intoxicated, or alleged to have been accused of a crime which is commonly referred to as DWI or DUI, contact one of the Houston DWI litigation attorneys at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson and Associates immediately to discuss the details of your case. Contact Information is listed below.

The Law Offices of
Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St. #107
Houston,Texas 77008
(713) 802-1631

The Law Offices of
Tad Nelson & Associates
820 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
(281) 280-0100

The Law Offices of
Tad Nelson & Associates
1919 Sealy Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 765-5614

Crime, Drugs, and Houston, Texas

Any criminal defense lawyer in Houston will tell you that they see no shortage of criminally charged clients coming into their law offices from the confines of the drug-crime subculture in Harris County, TX. If you take the 44 minutes out of your day to watch the video presentation produced by National Geographic, which is featured in this blog posting, you’ll see first hand why this is the case.

The city of Houston, like all the rest of the major cities in our country, is a high crime drug area laden with the criminally charged, crimes in progress, drug subculture, and police officers whose jobs consist of looking to make arrests of people suspected of felony crimes, misdemeanor criminal offenses, and federal crimes. Any one person looking to be the best criminal defense lawyer in Houston has a lot of opportunity to hone their craft and sharpen their skills as an attorney.

The documentary presentation below takes us into 5th Ward, Houston, TX to start, and gives us a look at the night life on Houston’s streets with the capturing of a violent assault at a gas station to get things moving. Most drug dealers and people involved in the illegal industry of manufacturing and delivering illegal narcotics are doing what they feel they need to do to survive.

In many cases, “doing what they need to do to survive” involves breaking Texas criminal law, being arrested by a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy or Houston Police Officer, being jailed for the crime, and either fighting your case from jail, or bonding out of jail and hiring a criminal defense attorney to fight any criminal charges against you.

Make no bones about it, the information about the drug culture and criminal underworld highlighted in the movie featured is mostly accurate, astonishingly.

Saving Money for a Criminal Defense Lawyer

As you can see in the interview of the crack dealer, he saves his money because he knows that eventually he will get busted by law enforcement for a felony drug crime related to his dealing of crack cocaine. He knows the he will need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent him in court once he is busted so he saves a lot of the money from the proceeds of his cocaine enterprise in preparation of retaining a criminal defense attorney.

Respectably, he is well aware of the risks associated with the criminal enterprise he is engaged in, and only cares about making money. “Otis” mainly cooks cocaine and turns it into crack so he can sell it to addicts on the streets. They feel that corners are like gold and once they have a good reputation, drug dealers will fight to control certain corners.

Also, he levies charges on drug dealers for the right to sell cocaine on “his corners”. The drug dealer also engages in the business of fronting crack-cocaine to drug dealers on credit. If they don’t pay him what is owed, he is ready and willing, to commit assault with a deadly weapon as a form of street justice. Its a way of penalizing those who would disrespect his block by not paying crack corner lease fees or paying their debt for the crack cocaine consignment.

Most Cocaine in Houston Comes From One Source

Enter Manolo, a drug trafficker in Houston, Texas who is connected with the Mexican drug cartels. The cartels are all over Houston and people you would never image to be involved with them, are members. In Houston, the Gulf Cartel and the Los Zetas Mexican drug gangs control the cocaine market and the drug trade in Houston.Houston criminal defense lawyer for drug crimes

These Mexican drug gangs will not hesitate to kill in order to defend their drug businesses and normally do so on a regular basis. Manolo brings in 100’s of thousands of kilos in each monthly shipment of cocaine. Its doesn’t seem like the law enforcement in Houston can do anything about it and the federal government is certainly not in the business of stopping the drug trade in America, nor the drug war.

In one case, a drug cartel hit squad intercepted a multi-ton marijuana delivery being carried out by a police informant and killed him during broad daylight on the beltway. They stopped the truck on the freeway by slowing down an SUV in front of the 18 wheeler and when he stopped the rig, four men got out and killed the police informant drug dealer.

Arrested in Houston? Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Prison sentences for anyone arrested for a drug crime in Houston can be harsh if the alleged offender is found guilty in the court of law. The worst mistake a person can make is to get involved in the drug culture, become a drug addict, or even worse, get killed or sentenced to a lengthy prison term by the unforgiving judges and jurors who make up the criminal justice system in Texas.

A Houston Drug Charge Criminal Defense Lawyer is Best

In the event that your are arrested for a drug crime in Houston, its best to work with an attorney who has experience defending the rights of people who are accused of criminal offenses involving illegal drugs aka controlled substances.

There are a number of ways to find a decent lawyer. We recommend looking for a board certified criminal defense lawyer as they will be best suited to defend your freedom in the court of law. Drug crime offense sentencing in Houston can range, for felonies, anywhere from 6 months to 99 years depending on the charge, so having a criminal defense lawyer adept at fighting criminal charges will serve you best if you get in trouble with the law.

Obey The Law, or Be Caged Like an Animal

Below is a video produced with footage from the Utah State Prison. The first thing you’ll notice is a young female criminal prisoner who likes to hurt people and see blood squirt out of their bodies. If you are considering a murder, or other felony, we recommend reviewing the video below and asking yourself one simple question, “Do I want to be in prison?”. I don’t think the answer to that question could possibly be “yes”.

Also in the Prison Documentary

  • A review of prison gang life.
  • The Utah State Prison houses women and men.
  • Prisoners have no trouble getting their hands on tobacco and drugs.
  • Most new inmates, who are not part of a gang, are usually in one by the time they get out of jail.
  • It is not uncommon for inmates to die in jail.
  • One of things Utah State Prison officials do to prevent violence is separate the gangs.