When a Texas resident is accused of a drug crime, it is essential to procure legal representation as soon as possible, for a number of reasons. For starters, in some cases it may be possible to suppress evidence that may have been illegally obtained and, as such, in violation of the Texas and United States Constitutions. In other cases, getting legal help with drug crimes allows individuals to secure individualized assistance and guidance as soon as possible.
Multiple individuals were taken into police custody after a recent drug bust. It occurred at a residence in Abilene on a recent Thursday in November. According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, a warrant had been obtained to search the residence. The search commenced around 5:45 p.m.
Law enforcement personnel reportedly found numerous drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and marijuana. A firearm was also reportedly seized, police said. The individuals are still under investigation.
Charges of drug crimes, though serious, are actually nothing more than formal accusations, and these individuals will remain innocent in the eyes of the law unless prosecutors can prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a Texas criminal court. The prosecutors must separately prove the charges for each defendant. Nevertheless, a drug trafficking conviction could result in severe penalties, including substantial fines and lengthy prison sentences. As such, an individual who has been accused of such a crime typically consults experienced legal counsel to protect one's interests and fight for the best possible result. The defense attorney will fight for the best interests of his or her individual client.
Source: ktxs.com, "$130,000 in drugs seized during bust at north Abilene home", Natalie Martinez, Nov. 17, 2016