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Drug Crimes

Drug charges can result from unfair law enforcement action and misunderstandings around your intent. 

You need a drug crimes lawyer who can represent and defend you against these drug charges.

Paul Doyle was named "The Best of the Best in Criminal Defense" for defending Houston, TX, residents against unlawful drug charges. 

Why Paul Doyle is Your Best Defense Against Drug Charges

Paul has been on both sides of the courtroom when it comes to drug crimes. His previous experience as a special crimes narcotics prosecutor gives him an inside view into strategies lawyers employ to prosecute drug crimes. As a Houston drug crimes lawyer, he can use this first-hand knowledge to develop a strong criminal defense strategy.

Paul is a Defense Attorney Who Understands the Prosecution

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No matter if you've been charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, or another drug offense, Paul is prepared to fight the case at trial. The government has the burden of proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt. It is imperative to hire a defense attorney who knows how to try a case and will actually fight on your behalf. Paul has that reputation and has the knowledge that provides his clients the best opportunity to win.

Take your charges into your hands and hire a defense attorney who has a strategy in place. Call our office in Houston to request a free consultation:

(713) 228-9200

5-Star Reviews From Houston, TX, Clients

"Paul Doyle and Associates are extremely professional and always willing to help. They helped my father and I through a case and although the case was very daunting, they worked with us and made sure we got through it unscathed. I am very grateful for their excellent hard work that got us the result we wanted. Cant recommend them enough!"

— Aqib Choudhry, 2021 5-Star Review

Texas Drug Crimes

What is a controlled substance?

A controlled substance is an illegal drug that the government regulates to protect the public. Even a prescription drug can be considered a controlled substance without a prescription.

How are drug charges classified?

Drug charges are decided based on the type of drug and the amount by weight. There are five penalty groups of drugs in Texas. Prescription drugs are split between a few penalty groups.

What are Texas' marijuana laws?

Recreational use of marijuana is illegal under Texas and federal law. Though it is illegal, marijuana is not considered a controlled substance. Still, drug possession charges can apply to marijuana. 

Penalty Groups of Drugs

When prosecuting drug crimes, the extent of your drug offenses will be determined based on the drug's penalty group and the amount of the drug involved. The drugs are sorted based on their potential for addiction and misuse. Schedule 1 and 2 drug possession are the most serious and thus result in stiffer legal penalties.

Types of Drug Crimes 

  • Drug Possession 
  • Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • DUI and DWAI


3 Prong Attack to Prevent a Court Trial

Paul is prepared to use every tool in his arsenal to defend you in court. However, he first uses pretrial motions to prevent the case from escalating to the courtroom: 

Focus on Bond

Focus on Bond

It is Paul’s belief that a client can better assist in his or her defense while out on bail. If the bond is unconstitutionally high, Paul will seek a bond reduction. Many times, prosecutors try to set the bond at twice the street value. Prosecutors attempt to use bonds to oppress persons accused in drug crimes. Paul has successfully handled hundreds of bond hearings and will do whatever needs to be done to ensure that his clients have a bond that they can make.

Illegal Search or Traffic Stop

Illegal Search or Traffic Stop

Search and seizure laws are very technical, and if law enforcement does not follow all steps required by law, Paul will file a motion to suppress the evidence. Many cases are dismissed after the state loses a motion to suppress. Illegal searches are way too common, and it takes a drug crimes lawyer who knows the law in order to make sure law enforcement does not violate the rights of the accused.

Confidential Informant

Confidential Informants

Law enforcement rarely just stumbles on evidence. Many times, informants are either paid or offered dismissals in return for information. These informants are highly motivated to “make cases” to protect themselves and therefore have the motivation to fabricate evidence. If Paul suspects an informant was involved, he will attempt to force the government to disclose the identity of the informant. Once put in a position of having to disclose the identity of an informant, the government often either dismisses the case or offers a reduced plea bargain to avoid exposing their informant.

More 5-Star Reviews From Houston, TX, Clients

"Paul and his team went above and beyond in their representation of me. I applaud Paul for his professionalism and integrity. He was able to see through the lies and politics, and made sure the D.A understood the truth in regards to my case. I urge all of you to call Paul before hiring an attorney. You will not be disappointed. To this day I can text Paul and get a response within an hour. Truly a man of high character." KINCAIDE, 2021, 5-Star Review
Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle & Associates

Paul Doyle & Associates was named "The Best of the Best in Criminal Defense" by the Houston Chronicle in 2021. No matter the criminal charges you face, attorney Paul Doyle and his team can defend your rights and, if necessary, represent you in court. Paul Doyle is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Request a free consultation with our firm right now by contacting us online or by calling (713) 228-9200.

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