Since founding Kernan Law Firm in 1997, criminal defense attorney Deborah Kernan has defended clients throughout Parker County against all types of drug offenses. Deborah is ready to contest any drug charge brought against you, and she works aggressively in her attempts to dismiss or reduce the charges.
It is absolutely essential that you retain representation by a skilled drug possession lawyer such as Deborah when you face charges related to controlled substances in Texas. If you were to be found guilty, you could lose your driver’s license and job, and may have difficulty finding future employment. Additionally you could face large fines and time in jail. In extreme cases, a conviction can result in the loss your house, car or other property if prosecutors can prove the property was purchased with proceeds from unlawful drug activity.
Deborah Kernan handles cases related to marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, crystal meth, opiates, acid, mushrooms, ecstasy, synthetic herbal remedies, bath salts, fraudulent prescriptions and all types of designer drugs.
Deborah has broad experience defending clients against criminal charges of possession and other drug related offenses including:
An important part of a skilled attorney’s defense involves challenging whether you did in fact have possession of the alleged drug. If the substance was not found on your person, then prosecutors will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had knowledge of and control over the substance, whether it was located in your car or house, or somewhere else unconnected to you entirely.
Another crucial part of a skilled attorney defense involves challenging the police officers’ methods of search and seizure which were used to locate the illegal substance. A warrant supported by probable cause is generally required before police may search a home. Probable cause is also necessary before an officer may search a vehicle. Nonetheless, officers frequently search a vehicle based simply on a hunch that they will discover evidence of some crime. But if the officers are unable to articulate a valid reason for suspecting they might find drugs or evidence of some other crime, then a skilled attorney may be able to help you beat the charges.