More Than 25 Years Of Experience With Drug Charges
State and federal courts treat the possession, manufacture or distribution of narcotics very seriously. The war on drugs is real and you may be a casualty. Drug offenses include those involving cocaine, marijuana, hydroponic marijuana, heroin, opium, methadone, PCP, codeine, LSD, OxyContin, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, ketamine and anabolic steroids, among others.
Some narcotics charges carry prison sentences more severe than murder. Possessing small amounts of narcotics can expose you to a lengthy driver’s license suspension and the risk of a felony conviction. At the Downey Law Firm, our attorney is deeply experienced with the latest developments in state and federal search and seizure law and is familiar with the policies and procedures of the agency that arrested you, whether it is a state or federal agency or one of the many combined area task forces.
Examining Flawed Arrests
Many narcotics investigations and arrests, however, are deeply flawed. Improper searches and arrests, inexcusable violations of constitutional rights, racial profiling, improper evidence handling, poor laboratory procedures, untruthful confidential informants, and poor police investigations are all reasons why many drug cases fall apart when examined closely, leading to a dismissal of the charges.
Experience With Hundreds Of Cases
Since 1999, attorney Chris Downey has handled hundreds of state and/or federal narcotics cases. Additionally, as a prosecutor, Mr. Downey worked closely with members of numerous police agencies, including the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, the Texas Rangers, DEA, FBI, ATF, the Secret Service, the Internal Affairs Division and the Department of Justice. He also served as the co-chair of the HPD Crime Lab Serology Review Committee and gained a broad understanding of proper laboratory protocols, evidence handling protocols, and proper laboratory testing procedures.
The marijuana cases handled by Mr. Downey since 1999 have ranged in weight from cases involving less than 2 ounces of contraband to single offense weights in excess of 2600 pounds. Additionally, the penalty group 1 cases have ranged in weight from less than 1 gram to single offense weights of over 90 kilos.
Mr. Downey and the staff at the Downey Law Firm are familiar with the intake procedures and treatment protocols of numerous area hospitals specializing in drug addiction treatment, including but not limited to: West Oaks Hospital, IntraCare and Memorial Hermann Hospital.
We retain access to a broad base of expert consultants and witnesses, including board-certified physicians who can consult with clients in need of competent drug treatment programs. We are familiar with the requirements of all diversionary treatment programs available through the Texas court system. Our attorney is available to discuss drug treatment alternatives with any client choosing to explore these options.
Contact Us Today!
Our attorney has been nationally recognized for our legal ability and experience. When it comes to drug charges, we provide the experienced representation you need. Request a consultation at our Houston office today. Call our Houston office at 713-651-0400 or email us to schedule an appointment.