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Drug Cases 2017-05-16T21:14:00+00:00
The “war on drugs” is in reality a war on people. Our country’s war on drugs places great emphasis on arresting people for the recreational use of drugs. Like most Americans, people who use drugs recreationally also pay taxes, love and support their families, and work hard to make a better life for their children. Suddenly, they are arrested, jailed and treated like criminals solely because of their recreational drug of choice. This causes enormous pain, suffering and financial hardship for millions of American families. It also engenders distrust and disrespect for the law and for the criminal justice system overall. As a society, we need to find ways to discourage personal conduct of all kinds that is harmful. However, responsible Americans who merely use drugs are not the problem, and it is time to stop arresting them.

Martin LeNoir has had particular success in representing citizens accused of possession of drugs as well as citizens accused of the distribution of drugs. Martin LeNoir is extremely experienced, always well-prepared, and fervently represents his clients’ best interests.

Before even discussing the merits of going to trial or accepting a plea bargain, Martin LeNoir will conduct a complete investigation of the case to decide if there is a motion to suppress that can be brought which might successfully resolve the case. If an officer violates your rights, then any evidence discovered as a result of that violation must be suppressed from the evidence at trial. This is accomplished by filing a motion to suppress with the trial judge. Even if an officer obtained a warrant prior to searching, if that warrant is defective or not supported by probable cause, then the evidence must be suppressed. Often times, after the fruits of an illegal detention, interrogation or search are suppressed, the government is left with very little evidence and the charges are dismissed. Martin LeNoir has successfully argued motions to suppress involving large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and in one particular case, 1600 pounds of marijuana.

If no motion to suppress can be filed on behalf of the client, Martin LeNoir will carefully assess with the client his chances of acquittal at trial. A thorough investigation of the case will be made, and if the case goes to trial, Martin LeNoir will be prepared to aggressively cross examine the government’s witnesses and present favorable defense evidence. Martin LeNoir is one of only a handful of lawyers who has tried multiple large drug cases in federal court to NOT GUILTY verdicts before juries. He has won drug cases involving large quantities of drugs in state court as well.

Although results obtained depend on the facts of each case, and each case is different, the following cases are representative:

A young man was charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute two kilograms of cocaine. The case was tried before a jury, and the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY. United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

A young woman was charged in state court with possession of forty kilograms of cocaine with intent to deliver. The case was tried before a jury, and the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY. 8th Judicial District Court of Franklin County, Texas.

A young man was charged in federal court with possession of 282 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The case was tried before a jury, and the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY. United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

If no suppression issues can be raised, and the client elects not to try the case, a guilty plea may be entered. Martin LeNoir will make every effort utilizing his vast experience to insure that the client receives a favorable plea bargain. The best lawyers in trial get the best plea bargains. Additionally, if the accused is charged in federal court, Martin LeNoir has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with the federal sentencing guidelines.

Successful drug case outcomes

Winning multiple large drug cases in federal courts is rare. However, Martin LeNoir is one of only a handful of lawyers who has tried such cases to Not Guilty verdicts. He has obtained acquittals involving large drug quantities in state courts as well.

While cases vary and results depend on the facts of each case, the following drug cases are representative of Martin LeNoir’s criminal defense work:

Martin LeNoir has successfully argued motions to suppress in cases involving large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and, in one particular case, 1600 pounds of marijuana.

Defended against federal charges of conspiracy to distribute two kilograms of cocaine . The jury in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas returned a Not Guilty verdict.

Defended against state charges of possession of forty kilograms of cocaine with intent to deliver. The jury in the 8th Judicial District Court of Franklin County, Texas returned a Not Guilty verdict.

Defended against federal charges of possession of 282 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The jury in the United States District Court returned a Not Guilty verdict.

Martin LeNoir obtained a probated sentence for a man convicted of possessing a million dollars worth of drugs (nine kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine).

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  • Dallas County
  • Collin County
  • Tarrant County
  • Denton County
  • Statewide
  • State & Federal Courts