Experienced Fort Worth Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys

At Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, our drug crimes defense attorneys defend against charges of:

  • Drug possession;

  • Drug trafficking;

  • Drug cultivation or manufacturing;

  • Drug conspiracies

Our Fort Worth drug crimes lawyers handle cases involving marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and other controlled substances. Whether you are under investigation or you have been charged, we will protect your rights.

Best Fort Worth Criminal Lawyer

Our family was presented with a situation that resulted in an arrest of our son. We had no idea how to go about handling his charge or how to help him through this process. Jason met with us, answered our questions and provided us with options. With emotions running high and our inexperience in this matter, we relied on Jason to guide us through the legal system. We are very thankful to him for the extra care and attention that he showed our family.

Michelle - Drug Crimes Defense Client

Jason Howard and his entire team handled my case in the most ideal fashion and with respect and professionalism. I was always informed and guided with information I trusted by people whom I trusted. Specifically, I really appreciated that Jason was always easy to reach and kept me informed with any information I needed to know. Jason worked hard on my case and I was very satisfied with the outcome. I felt that my case was in the best hands in Fort Worth the whole way through.

R. - Criminal Defense Client

I want to thank you God for sending Mr. Howard to help my brother through the rough times. If it hadn’t been for Mr. Howard and his Staff my brother would be in jail by now. He is a very concerned, caring, kind, sincere, compassionate and a Christian man. He listens and gives my brother a 110% of his time. There has never been a time that I call and he didn’t answer even on his days off. We are just so blessed to have him as our attorney and I recommend him to anyone who needs help with the Law. I just can’t say enough about him and his staff. Mr. Howard you are simply the best!

J.N. - Drug Crimes Defense Client

We Know The System | Former Drug Possession Prosecutors

With a team that includes criminal defense attorneys that are also former prosecutors, we understand how prosecutors present drug cases at trial and we know how to prepare an effective defense for you. We know the system.

Our Fort Worth drug crimes attorneys are familiar with the techniques used by local police as well as all federal agencies involved in drug cases such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and more. We know the scope of a police officer’s authority in Texas, particularly in relation to search and seizure and Fourth Amendment rights. We recognize when lines have been crossed by the authorities.

Fort Worth Drug Crimes Defense Strategies

We will conduct a thorough investigation, find any weaknesses in the case against you and pursue the best possible outcome. Our attorneys realize that there may be addiction issues at the heart of drug crime cases. There are options available for treatment, rather than incarceration, and we help people pursue these options when available. Ultimately, our goal is to help people overcome their problems so they can move forward with their lives.

Was The Arrest And Investigation Handled Correctly?

You have rights. If a police officer pulls you over, he or she cannot simply search your car. Probable cause must be present. There must be a legitimate reason for the police officer to search your car. If the police officer did not have probable cause, he or she may have violated your Fourth Amendment rights. This could lead to evidence being thrown out or your entire drug possession case being dismissed.

While many drug possession arrests stem from traffic stops, others occur after an investigation has been conducted by law enforcement. Our attorneys understand how investigations are supposed to be conducted in Texas. We know when a search and seizure has been handled improperly. When we find evidence of wrongdoing on the part of police officers, we use it to strengthen our case and help you avoid a conviction for drug possession.

Whether you have been accused of marijuana possession or possession of any other drug, or you face related drug charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia, we can help.

Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys

Many people believe that marijuana charges are minor. While it is true that there are more severe drug charges, that does not mean that the charges can be ignored. If you are convicted of a marijuana charge in Texas, you will face serious consequences. With the help of a dedicated attorney, you may be able to avoid those consequences.

At Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, in Fort Worth we work hard to defend against all marijuana charges, the most common of which is marijuana possession. Our Fort Worth marijuana possession lawyers can help you whether you were arrested after a traffic stop or after an investigation. We will build a strong case to protect you from having to face the consequences of a conviction: jail time, fines and a criminal record.

Defense Against All Marijuana Charges

In addition to marijuana possession, we defend against all other marijuana charges, including trafficking and cultivation. We defend against charges of possession of marijuana paraphernalia such as pipes and baggies.

Our attorneys also defend against charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) by marijuana. While these charges are just as serious as alcohol charges, they are handled differently — drug charges are based on blood test results rather than breath test results. We understand how to defend against these and all marijuana-related charges.

Illegal Prescription Drugs Defense Lawyers

It is important to understand that drug charges involving prescription drugs are taken seriously under Texas Law. Do not assume that penalties will be minor, or that you will be treated differently because your case does not involve a traditional street drug. The prosecutor will try to convict you, and the penalties could include jail time and fines. At Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, we help people like you fight prescription drug charges.

Most of the illegal prescription drug cases we handle involve possession of Xanax, OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, and similar prescription drugs. Our attorneys also defend people in Fort Worth and the surrounding parts of the state against charges of selling prescription drugs, prescription drug conspiracies, and other prescription drug crimes.

Forged Prescriptions And Prescription Fraud

These cases may involve allegations of stealing prescription pads, forging prescription slips, and committing prescription fraud. These elements add a layer of complexity that make it all the more important to choose a trusted lawyer like the ones you will find at our law firm.

In building your case, we will listen to your side of the story. Are there addiction issues involved? We will help you pursue treatment, which may be offered as an alternative to the penalties associated with a conviction. We are well-versed in the options available, because our law firm features former prosecutors. We know how to defend you.

Free Consultation With An Experienced Fort Worth Drug Crimes Lawyer

Call 817-993-9249 or send an email to learn how we can help you fight drug crime charges.


930 W. 1st St., Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX 76102


101 Quest Court
Keller, Texas 76248

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