Courts in Collin County, Dallas County or anywhere in North Texas do not take drug charges lightly. While many states have taken great strides to lessen the severity of punishments for drug crime convictions, for the most part, Texas still lags far behind. This means you need to work quickly to build a strong defense to protect your rights. This starts with contacting Keith Gore, a criminal defense trial attorney who has seen these cases from every perspective — defense, prosecutor and judge. Keith Gore has handled all types of cases, ranging from misdemeanor charges to serious federal felony charges. He can help with charges involving the possession, distribution and trafficking of:
- Prescription painkillers
- Xanax and other anti-anxiety drugs
Level The Playing Field Against Prosecutors
One of the harshest tools prosecutors have at their disposal is asset forfeiture penalties. For example, if police pull you over, and they contend that they discovered cocaine and money, they may seize your car because it is part of your alleged illegal activities. A conviction could also mean many years behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines, even if you are struggling with drug addiction.
Keith Gore has helped clients in countless drug charges at the state and federal level, and knows how to fight back against overzealous prosecutors. He will look for weaknesses in their case, such as:
- If police had a valid search warrant before searching your home or car
- If police had probable cause to stop you
- Your confession was coerced
- Prosecutors are relying on the word of unreliable informants to make a case against you
Finding Alternatives To Jail When Possible
Here in Collin County, it may be possible to qualify for a pretrial diversion program of most misdemeanor charges, like marijuana possession and theft, and even for some felony offenses. Instead of spending time behind bars, successful completion of a pretrial diversion program would lead to expunging the arrest from your record.
Typically, this option is only available to first-time, nonviolent offenders facing misdemeanor and lower level felony charges. As part of his investigation into your case, Keith Gore can evaluate if this is a viable option for you. Area judges and prosecutors know his reputation and that he always fights to get the best possible outcome for his clients.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Even for a “minor” charge like marijuana possession, the effects on your future can be disastrous if you do not handle the case properly. Work with Keith Gore to ensure you are doing everything possible to minimize the negative effects of your arrest. Learn more by scheduling a consultation at his office in McKinney, Texas. Call him today at 972-924-5665.