On December 22nd, 2013 Texas A&M freshman linebacker Darian Claiborne was arrested on drug crime charges for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Claiborne was released from police custody a few hours later after posting a $6,000 bond. A&M responded to the arrest and charges by suspending Claiborne from the team thus preventing him from being able to travel to Atlanta and play in the Chik-fil-A Bowl against Duke on New Year's Eve. Penalties for these types of charges can include up to $2,000 in fines, up to 180 days in county jail, the suspension of the person's driver's license and a conviction could also cause an individual to become ineligible to receive student loans and grants. As a result of the charges filed against him, Claiborne may also be at risk of losing his position on the team and he might face suspension or expulsion from the university depending on the outcome of any internal conduct hearing. This would be regardless of whether or not he is convicted in criminal court on the aforementioned charges.
Being arrested or charged with a drug crime can have a devastating impact on a person's life. If you are facing drug crime changes, having an aggressive drug crime lawyer fighting on your behalf will significantly improve your chances of being able to fight your charges and avoid conviction. Houston drug crime lawyer Mark Morasch is a former District Attorney with more than 15 years experience practicing criminal law. He understands that bad situations sometimes happen to good people and he strongly believes that good people deserve to be given a second chance. There is no reason that your future should be forever tarnished by a simple mistake or error in judgment, particularly when he is ready to be the aggressive advocate you need. He and his firm are devoted to seeing that those accused of drug possession charges are given the compelling representation they deserve and his long track record of success is proof that he gets real results. To find out what he can do for you, call his firm now and schedule an initial consultation so that he can review your case and advise you on how to proceed.