The punishments for drug crimes can be extreme and severe in Texas, and many drug offenses are felony charges, regardless of the amount of the drug alleged to be in your possession. So it is crucial you retain a skilled, knowledgable, and experienced criminal defense attorney who will obtain the best outcome for you.
Drug Laws in Texas
There are many types of controlled substance offenses in Texas. Generally, these offenses are classified based on the type of drug alleged to be in your possession, the amount of the drug alleged to be in your possession, and whether it is alleged you are manufacturing or distributing the drug, or merely possessing it for your own personal use.
There are literally hundreds of controlled substances that are illegal under the laws of the State of Texas, including cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, ecstasy, and certain narcotic pills without a valid prescription.
Range of Punishment
Possession of a controlled substance (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamine, narcotics, etc.) is a more serious crime. Many people are unaware that possession of ANY amount of cocaine or methamphetamine (even 1/10th of 1 gram) is a felony charge.
Depending on the amount of the controlled substance alleged to be in your possession, the range of punishment is anywhere from 6 months in a state jail facility, all the way up to LIFE IN PRISON.
How is a Possession of a Controlled Substance Case Usually Resolved?
I have defended many individuals accused of drug possession in Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, and Denton County. In each drug case, I conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and the evidence to determine if the evidence can be suppressed (thrown out) due to an illegal search.
I have secured dismissals of many drug cases when my investigation discovered that the police officer violated the law and conducted an illegal search of my client and/or my client’s vehicle. When drug evidence is suppressed and thrown out by the Court, the case against you is dismissed.
If the drug evidence in your case cannot be suppressed, I am usually able to aggressively negotiate a favorable resolution of your case with the prosecutor.
Each felony drug case I have handled (e.g., possession of cocaine or methamphetamine, etc.) ultimately has resulted in a dismissal or reduction of the charge, reduced probationary periods, zero jail time, and no conviction.
If you are facing a possession a controlled substance charge in Texas, contact me today so I can discuss the facts of your case with you, answer any questions you have, and explain to you the tactical strategies I can use to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.