Police officers, drug enforcement agents, prosecuting attorneys, judges and numerous others work diligently to see that those who are arrested for drug crimes, particularly crimes involving the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution or sale of drugs, receive the maximum penalties for their crimes. The alleged commission of a drug crime in the Houston, TX can very easily lead to your rapid arrest, prosecution and conviction. If you are convicted of a drug crime you can expect to face harsh penalties including the suspension of your driver's license, massive fines and a lengthy jail or prison sentence. Even after the completion of your sentence, your crimes will forever remain on your permanent criminal record. There are certain circumstances, however, in which you may be able to retain your freedom and eventually have the charges against you dismissed. This can often be accomplished by seeking deferred adjudication probation.
Deferred adjudication probation is primarily offered to first-time drug offenders. This type of sentencing involves a judge deferring a guilty finding and conviction until after you have completed probation, and if successful, dismiss the charges. The most effective way to determine whether you qualify for deferred adjudication probation is to consult with a skilled Houston drug crime attorney. Mark Morasch, Attorney at Law may be able to help you obtain a deferred adjudication and assist you with meeting all of the requirements to fulfill your probation terms so that you will be able to get the drug charges dismissed.
In many instances, deferred adjudication probation is far superior to the usual form of probation. This is due to the fact that after you have successfully completed your deferred adjudication probation, you will be able to have the charges against you dismissed in their entirety and sealed from public view. After a normal probation, the full record of your conviction and time served will remain on your criminal record and be open for potential employers, lenders, and others to view.
If you have been arrested for a first-time drug offense, it is strongly advised you contact Attorney Morasch at once. He will be able to review the circumstances of your case, advise you as to whether you qualify for a deferred adjudication and work with you closely to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. As one of H Texas Magazine's "Top Lawyers in Houston" for 2008-2012, you can be completely confident that he has the knowledge and experience want on your side. Contact his firm today to find out what he can do to help.