Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills

Accused of a state or federal felony drug possession charge? We offer experienced drug attorneys and former Tarrant County prosecutors who can help fight your felony drug charge. All of our criminal lawyers are former prosecutors with extensive experience fighting drug charges, from misdemeanor marijuana charges to first degree felonies. Our lawyers have tried over 200 combined jury trials.  Our goal is a dismissal or no bill of your drug possession charge.

Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC represents clients on all types of State and Federal criminal charges, including drug possession charges, DWI, marijuana charges, white collar crimes, gun and weapons charges, assault, murder, and violent crimes.


If you have been arrested on a felony drug possession charge (marijuana, pills, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, THC, HGH, etc.) in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX, then you need an experienced drug attorneys to help.  Our criminal lawyers are all former prosecutors.  Drug Attorney Bryan Hoeller is a former prosecutor in Tarrant and Dallas County, Texas and has tried 75 jury trials, from DWI to Capital Murder.  He was named by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.  Colin McLaughlin is a former prosecutor in Tarrant and Harris County, Texas and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Lindsay Truly and Dustin Trammel are also both former prosecutors in Tarrant County and have extensive experience handling drug charges.  Our lawyers have tried over 200 combined criminal jury trials and have handled thousands of drug charges.  Our goal at Hoeller Mclaughlin PLLC is to offer a strategic, tailored approach on the toughest drug possession charges and drug delivery charges.


  1. Possession of Marijuana 4 ounces to 5 pounds (State Jail Felony)
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance u/1 gram – Penalty Group 1 (State Jail Felony)
  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Felony Level Amounts
  4. Possession of a Controlled Substance 1-4 grams – Penalty Group 1 (3rd Degree Felony)
  5. Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200 grams – Penalty Group 1 (2nd Degree Felony)
  6. Possession of a Controlled Substance 200-400 grams – Penalty Group 1 (1st Degree Felony)
  7. Possession of a Controlled Substance over 400 grams – Penalty Group 1 (Super First Degree Felony)
  8. Delivery & Manufacturing of a Controlled Substances (Enhances the Underlying Possession by a Degree)
  9. Federal & State Money Laundering & Engaging in Organized Charges
  10. Federal & State Felony Drug-Related Offenses (Evading Arrest, Weapons & Gun Charges, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm)
  11. Federal & State Civil Asset-Forfeiture Law Suits


  1. Possession of Marijuana u/2 ounces (Class B Misdemeanor)
  2. Possession of Marijuana 2-4 ounces (Class A Misdemeanor)
  3. Possession of Marijuana u/2 ounces in a School Zone (Class A Misdemeanor)
  4. Possession of a Controlled Substance u/28 grams Penalty Group 3 (Class A Misdemeanor)
  5. Misdemeanor Drug-Related Offenses (Evading Arrest, Weapons & Gun Charges, Fail to ID, Etc.
  6. Asset-Forfeiture Civil Law Suits Resulting from a Misdemeanor Drug Possession Charge


  1. Did the police have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop you?
  2. Did the police have probable cause to search and seize your property?
  3. If there was a search warrant, did law enforcement comply with Chapter 18 of the Code of Criminal Procedure?
  4. Can the police “affirmatively link” the drug/dope to you? For example, just being in a car where drugs are found is not necessarily enough of a link.
  5. Was the drugs/dope someone else’s?
  6. Was a CI (confidential informant) involved?
  7. Was there an issue with the drug test?


If this is the first time you have ever been arrested on a drug charge and you don’t have any prior criminal history, you may qualify for the First Offender Drug Program run through the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.  Here is the link to their website for more information. If you successfully complete the FODP program, your drug possession charge will be dismissed and eligible for an expunction after a 1 year waiting period.  Here is the list of charges that may qualify for the First Offender Drug Program:

The following offenses may be eligible for FODP:

  1. Possession of Controlled Substance, under 1 gram
  2. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1 – 4 grams
  3. Possession of Controlled Substance under 2 ounces
  4. Possession of Marihuana under 2 ounces
  5. Possession of Marihuana, 2 – 4 ounces
  6. Drug-Free Zone, Controlled Substance under 28 grams
  7. Drug-Free Zone Marihuana 2 – 4 ounces
  8. Forging or Altering Prescription
  9. Possession of Dangerous Drug
  10. Diversion of a Controlled Substance
  11. Attempt of any above listed offenses

Call today for help from an experienced Tarrant County Drug Possession Lawyer  – 877-208-3382.

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