I’m Patrick Curran, a Fort Worth defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience protecting people facing misdemeanor or felony drug crime charges. My law practice is 100% devoted to criminal in Texas state courts. If you’re facing felony or misdemeanor charges for drug sales, drug distribution, possession with intent, or any other drug crime, call my office at (817) 809-7919 for a free initial consultation.
I have handled thousands of drug cases over the years, including many hundred cases as chief Assistant District Attorney prosecuting all misdemeanor drug cases in Tarrant County. I know drug cases inside out. I know how to fight a conviction and I know the ins and outs of drug treatment programs that can allow a first-offender to avoid jail time and a criminal record.
I defend clients of all ages who face criminal charges for felony or misdemeanor drug crimes, including:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of controlled substances: such as meth, cocaine, K2 synthetic, and prescription drugs (without a prescription)
- Drug possession with youth offenders
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Prescription fraud
- Drug sales
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug distribution
If this is your first offense, I’ll work to get you into a deferred prosecution program: no jail time and when you are done, your case could be dismissed and your criminal record cleared so your drug arrest won’t hurt your chances for school or career.
Many people arrested for low-level drug crimes, like drug possession and drug sales, have a drug addiction that is spurring the criminal behavior. Tarrant County has several different court programs that focus on treatment rather than punishment.
- DIRECT drug program is for non-violent offenders who need a highly structured drug treatment program. DIRECT can include outpatient substance abuse counseling, inpatient treatment, vocational services, mental health services, life skills training and AIDS/HIV education.
- The First Offender drug program is a limited-supervision program for offenders who have good potential to correct their actions. A person could be eligible for this 90 day or 180 day program if they were facing a first-time charge of drug possession, using in a drug free zone, forging or altering a prescription, or a few other drug charges.
- The RISE program helps women who have a history of prostitution-related offenses achieve abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
- The Veterans Court Diversion Program offers treatment options specific to the needs of veterans who have become involved in the justice system. It’s for current or past members of the armed forces who have a diagnosis of a brain injury, mental disturbance, or post traumatic stress disorder as a result of service.
Contact an Attorney
If I can’t get the charges dropped, I will always work to get you the most favorable handling of your case. Successful completion of a drug treatment program may result in charges against you being dismissed so no criminal conviction goes on your permanent record. Call (817) 809-7919 or contact me online to learn about your options in a free initial consultation.