Austin Drug Crimes Lawyer
Arrested for a Drug Offense in Austin?
Contact Attorney Jackson F. Gorski @ 512-960-4646
Often, persons who are arrested for a drug offense can win their cases by simply hiring a defense attorney and demanding to review the evidence. In a number of cases evidence is lost, misplaced, or accidentally destroyed. When a defendant attempts to plea a case out rather than go through the hassles of fighting the government, they’ll never know the District Attorney’s Office never had a case against them in the first place. While this isn’t the circumstance in all drug cases, it happens enough to justify not plea bargaining and giving defense counsel an opportunity to review the evidence.
If you’re facing criminal charges in Travis County for drug possession or know someone who is, Attorney Jackson F. Gorski is prepared to provide assistance, and jail release services if needed.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Legal definitions with regard to Possession of a controlled substance are a little complicated due the fact that the Texas Controlled Substances Act (found in the Health and Safety Code 481.102) has several different penalty groups depending on the substance and the amount involved.
Certain pills like Xanax are penalized as a Class A misdemeanor until the quantity exceeds 28 grams. It is also important to note that the criminal classification of the offense is based on weight of the substance and not the number of pills.
Felony Drug Possession
Possession of substances like Oxycodone, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Hashish are classified as felonies regardless of the quantity. However, the weight of the illegal substance will determine the level of offense. Generally, an amount under 1 gram will be a State Jail Felony, 1 gram up to 4 grams is a Third Degree Felony, 4 grams up to 200 grams is a Second Degree Felony, and an amount of 200 grams or more results in a First Degree Felony charge.
Enhancements for Drug Offenses
Depending on the facts of your case, the State can charge you with a higher degree criminal offense for distribution, manufacturing, and possessing drugs in a drug-free zone. The drug free zone enhancement can lead to mandatory stacked sentences and longer jail sentences before parole eligibility.
Your Local Austin Drug Crimes Lawyer
Whether you’re a college student, a juvenile, or an adult who has made a mistake, you have a number of options to respond to allegations of a drug offense. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski represents individuals accused of drug possession, manufacture/distribution of narcotics, and individuals who should have never suffered the embarrassment of an arrest at all.
I know the importance of holding the state to account for lawful evidence, and proving their claims beyond a reasonable doubt in instances where taking a case to trial is called for. If your Constitutional Rights were violated, you cannot be prosecuted.
Beating Travis County Drug Cases
More often than not, when a person is arrested for a drug offense, and when an attorney can get a person off on a drug case, it’s due to the 4th Amendment Right of the defendant being violated in addition to the lawyer being able to prove it.
When law enforcement officers or federal agents break the law or violate the Constitution to secure evidence, that evidence isn’t admissible in the court of law, and can’t be used against the defendant. I’ve handled numerous cocaine cases where defendants’ cases were dismissed due to shady law enforcement practices by a few bad apples in drug enforcement divisions.
If you believe you or a loved one were victimized by the government in such a way, call my law office immediately at 512-960-4646.
Affordable Legal Defense & Jail Release Services
The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski is able to work with any budget, and is one of the best options in Austin for affordable Travis County jail release services. Whether you’re looking for a bail-bond option that’s cheaper than a bondsman or bailbonds agency, or if you’re looking for a defense lawyer with affordable and flexible payment options, I can help you. I believe that defending an individual accused of a crime by the government is the highest calling for a lawyer. That’s what I do; defend people who are the target of the government.
Our Relationship as a Legal Defense Team
The attorney-client relationship entails a professional relationship, confidentiality, and most of all, trust.
I understand the gravity of being charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense in Texas and you can be assured that you and your case will be handled as such.
Prosecutors from the Travis County District Attorney’s Office may see you as just another case file or as a number, but I know you’re an individual that’s in a stressful situation and I’m here to help.
For persons charged with felony offenses, I know that your freedom is on the line and that developments in your case are of the utmost importance. I’ll keep you up to date on developments in your case and you can always call my phone as I’ll answer it and your questions.
I handle all types of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, as well as traffic tickets.
In addition to criminal cases, I also handle any civil proceedings that may arise from an arrest, such as administrative license revocation hearings or civil forfeiture suits.