You do not just need to be found selling or distributing drugs to be charged for a drug crime. Possession is widely prosecuted by the state and can leave you with a misdemeanor up to a felony. If you are found with any type of drug or drug paraphernalia you can face a sentencing. It is advised that you talk to a Dallas criminal defense lawyer who can inform you of your charges and defend you against them. I have fought numerous cases in my 13 years of legal experience and know what you will be facing when you dispute a charge.
Drug Crimes: Drug Possession
When you are found possessing drugs in the state you are in violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. The state divides drugs up into classes each with their own guidelines and penalties. Drug crime charges may involve rehabilitative drug programs, educational programs, jail time, fines license suspension and more. Your charges can increase as well if law enforcement has reason to believe that you possess drugs with the intention of selling them. This can be the way the drugs are packaged, if there are packaging materials such as baggies or if there are instruments such as scales found.
Whether the offense you are accused of is considered a misdemeanor or felony is dependent on a number of factors such as the amount of weight of the drug found. Your charges will also depend on the amount of drugs, the type of drug and if you have past convictions. While some cases are only misdemeanors, in the state highest punishment available includes a life sentencing of 99 years in jail and $250,000 in fines.
DEFENSE FROM A DALLAS DRUG POSSESSION LAWYER
It is my aim to prevent your drug charge from destroying your life. If you are charged you need to contact my firm immediately and I can discuss your claim through a free consultation. I offer flexible payment schedules allowing everyone to get representation when they need it. You need tough criminal defense and that is what my firm offers.