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We serve clients in Houston, Texas and throughout Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Waller County and Galveston County:
including the communities of Katy, Galveston, Beaumont, Montgomery, Sugar Land, Baytown, League City, Clear Lake City, Pasadena, Humble, Deer Park, Cleveland, Angleton, Richmond, Hempstead, Conroe, and Pearland.


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If you have been charged with or are under investigation for a serious crime, we are entirely committed to protecting your rights. Richard Kuniansky will provide a thorough evaluation of all the facts of your case, prepare a powerful defense, and use our strong courtroom skills and extensive experience to effectively advocate on your behalf.

Federal and state drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances, as well as criminalizing the possession of "precursor" chemicals used in drug cultivation and manufacturing and certain accessories related to drug use. Drug possession laws vary according to drug type, amount, and geographic area of the offense. Possession of small quantities may be deemed "simple" possession, while possession of large amounts may result in a charge of presumed "possession with intent to distribute."

Federal Drug Schedules:
Federal drug statutes classify controlled substances according to "schedules." The Attorney General has the authority to delete, add or reschedule substances. State schedules refer to or are based on federal schedules. Drugs included on these schedules are referred to as "Controlled Dangerous Substances" ("CDSs").
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Drug Trafficking:
Drug distribution/trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances. Federal and state drug distribution/trafficking laws and punishments vary according to drug type, amount, geographic area of distribution, and whether minors were sold to or targeted. Drug distribution/trafficking laws can implicate a single individual or a broad ring of people involved in organized illegal drug activity.
In both the federal and state system the penalties can be severe, particularly for repeat offenders. Understanding the federal sentencing guidelines and applicable statutes are necessary for any person accused of a drug trafficking crime.
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Sentencing:
Sentencing for drug crimes generally depends on the quantity of the drug, its classification under the schedules, and the purpose of its possession.
The most serious drug crimes are related to Producing, Manufacturing and Selling drugs. Prosecutors can prove your intent to distribute drugs simply by showing the quantity of the drug, without requiring evidence that you actually distributed it.
In some states possession of drugs for personal use is punished less severely than distribution crimes, for example simple possession of a small amount of marijuana may be decriminalized or treated as a disorderly person's offense. However, possession of a larger quantity of marijuana or other drug, even if for personal use, is treated as a serious crime.

Mr. Kuniansky's experience as a former federal prosecutor on the Presidential Drug Task Force in Miami Florida offers clients a unique perspective and insightful advantage in drug trafficking and other serious drug cases.
He has lectured extensively on various criminal law matters and criminal defense procedures, and is highly regarded by his peers on a national level for his integrity, achievement, and dedication to thoroughly and successfully representing his clients.
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Richard Kuniansky has the skills necessary to effectively defend individuals and corporations charged with a range of serious federal and state crimes. We are committed to providing personal attention to every client and have a deep understanding of prosecutorial strategies, conducting thorough investigations and preparation in every case. We have more than 30 years of valuable trial experience to bring to your defense.

If you believe you may be under federal or state investigation for a crime, it is critical to your case that you hire a qualified criminal defense attorney right away. The law office of Richard Kuniansky will work diligently to ensure your rights are protected.


 

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Richard Kuniansky
The Lyric Centre
440 Louisiana, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77002
Office: 713-622-8333
Fax: 713-224-2815
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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