Since 1995, when Mark started the criminal-defense practice that would become Bennett & Bennett, the defense of those charged with possessing and distributing drugs, from misdemeanor personal-use amounts of marijuana to federal conspiracies nationwide involving tons of cocaine, was central to the practice. And it has remained central for the more than 27 years since.
We have always defended a lot of drug cases, because for as long as we've been practicing the the government has been fighting (and losing) the war on drugs.
Our drug-defense practice has changed a bit in those 27 years. While Texas hasn't legalized marijuana, the misdemeanor marijuana case has mostly gone away, to be replaced by the THC case (a felony regardless of the quantity). But the large federal drug conspiracies are still around, as are the state-court felonies where the defendant's future is on the line.
That's where we can help the most.
In any drug case, we look for five defenses:
I didn't possess it.
It wasn't drugs.
I didn't know I possessed it.
I didn't know it was drugs.
The government broke the law to find it.
If you or a loved one is accused of possessing, manufacturing, distributing, or delivering controlled substances, please let us know how we might help.