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Some people think severe punishment is handed down only when the case involves charges of murder and kidnapping. But many kinds of cases, such as theft, arson, felony DUI and drug possession/distribution have very serious consequences.

Even first-time offenders should not assume they will receive a light sentence or community service. Criminal convictions can result in significant fines, incarceration and/or loss of driving privileges, child custody, financial aid and the right to vote or carry a gun.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, do not hesitate to contact Decatur criminal defense lawyer Mark Howell to arrange a free initial consultation. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, and we can meet with you immediately to discuss your case and your options for important next steps.

Decatur DUI Lawyer Mark Howell Fights for Your Rights

Whether you are a soccer player or a soccer mom, being charged with a DUI can be life changing. There have been many cases of incorrect Breathalyzer readings that resulted in false DUI charges.

If you were arrested and charged with DUI, you need to consult attorney Mark Howell so he can inform you of your rights, review the evidence against you and identify anything that is invalid or inadmissible. Depending upon your circumstances, plea bargaining to reduce your charges may be an option.

Texas Drug Charges - Size Matters

The amount and type of drugs you are charged with possessing or trafficking can make a difference regarding your punishment.

The most important factor in determining the outcome of your drug case is your choice of legal representation.

Attorney Mark Howell has almost 20 years of experience defending clients who were charged under Texas drug possession laws with possession/distribution of meth, heroin, marijuana and other controlled substances.

U.S. Route 287, U.S. Route 81 and U.S. Route 380 are highways that are heavily monitored by the Texas Highway Patrol because they are classified as drug corridors. If you were pulled over and subjected to a search, you should contact us to discuss the evidence against you and the details of your case. We will evaluate your situation at no cost and make recommendations regarding any possible violation of your rights so you can make decisions about important next steps.