Drug Crimes

Houston Drug Crimes Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges

If you are charged with a drug crime, you need an experienced and top Harris County Drug Attorney on your side. Since 1988, Nancy Botts has successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with felony and misdemeanor drug cases throughout Texas.

Nancy Botts is well versed in state and federal search and seizure law and has successfully defended a wide range of drug cases. Having fought the Harris County District Attorney’s office for many years, Nancy is familiar with the strategies and tactics prosecutors will use to try to convict you. Based on the circumstances of your case, she will determine and implement the best strategy to defend you and protect your rights.

Contact Nancy Botts directly at 713-835-1194 to discuss your case.

In Texas, the war on drugs is alive and well. Law enforcement does their best to search as many persons and vehicles as they can. With their aggressive behavior, the police may very well violate your constitutional rights. The right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizures is guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the United States constitution, however many law enforcement officers do not believe in these rights and frequently violate them.

Because of that, you need a lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable in search and seizure law. Nancy Botts has the experience and knowledge to protect your constitutional rights and make sure that illegally seized evidence does not result in your conviction.

In Texas, a drug conviction can result in harsh punishment. The type and amount of drugs seized determines the possible punishment for a drug charge. The punishment for drug offenses can range from a fine only all the way up to life in prison.


Class C MisdemeanorPossession of Drug ParaphernaliaFine $0 - 500
Class B MisdemeanorPossession of Marihuana (0-2 oz)0 - 180 days in county jail
Class A MisdemeanorPossession of Marihuana (2 - 4 oz)0 - 365 days in county jail
State Jail FelonyPossession of Marihuana (4 oz - 5 lbs) and Possession of Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram (e.g. Cocaine, Heroin)180 days to 2 years in state jail
3rd Degree FelonyPossession of Marihuana (5 lbs - 50 lbs) and Possession of Penalty Group 1 between 1 - 4 grams (e.g. Cocaine, Heroin)2 - 10 years in prison
2nd Degree FelonyPossession of Marihuana (50 lbs - 2,000 lbs) and Possession of Penalty Group 1 of 4 - 200 grams (e.g. Cocaine, Heroin)2 - 20 years in prison
1st Degree FelonyPossession of Penalty Group 1 of 200 to 400 grams (e.g. Cocaine, Heroin)5 years - life in prison
1st Degree Felony EnhancedPossession of Penalty Group 1 of over 400 grams (e.g. Cocaine, Heroin)10 years - life in prison

Nancy Botts can guide you through the defense of a drug charge. You may be eligible for a diversion program for some charges. This program would allow you to have your case dismissed and later expunged upon successful completion of the program. Based on the circumstances of your arrest, Nancy may be able to get your case reduced to a misdemeanor or dismissed.

If you have been charged with any drug related crime, contact Nancy Botts for a free initial consultation. Once you hire Nancy, she will get to work immediately on your case—reviewing the offense report, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, talking with prosecutors to determine the best legal strategy to defend you. Nancy may be able to get your felony no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury prior to indictment. Even if indicted, Nancy will do everything possible she can to get your case dismissed by the government or reduced to a misdemeanor.

Houston Drug Crime Lawyer

Contact Nancy Botts today for a free consultation. Call Nancy directly at 713-835-1194 to talk about your case.