Possession of any amount under one gram of certain controlled substances
(cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine) is a state jail (fourth degree) felony
offense in Texas. A state jail felony is punishable by 180 days to two
years in the state jail and up to a $10,000 fine (or, if eligible, between
two to five years of probation). Possession or delivery of an amount
greater than one gram carries stiffer penalties, depending on the amount.
If you are charged with a drug offense in Austin, you need an experienced
criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. Frank Bryan is uniquely
qualified to defend persons charged with drug offenses. During one
assignment as an Assistant D.A. in Austin, Mr. Bryan worked in the ROP
program-a special program targeting the prosecution of drug offenses. Frank
Bryan was stationed at the Austin Police Department headquarters, assisted
narcotics officers with the writing of search warrants, and, at times,
accompanied police officers during the execution of search warrants. This
experience was invaluable in understanding the way police and prosecutors
approach drug crimes.
Frank Bryan also worked as a federal prosecutor as part of a special
prosecution unit focused on prosecuting drug and gun offenses. As a
District Court Judge from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Bryan presided over several drug
possession jury trials. Mr. Bryan is one of the few-perhaps, only-criminal
defense attorneys in Austin that has worked as a felony prosecutor, a
federal prosecutor, and a criminal District Judge.
Call Frank Bryan at (512) 322-9977 to hire an experienced, knowledgeable
criminal defense attorney.