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Texas Drug Defense Criminal Attorney

Texas Drug Laws (Possession, Delivery, Manufacturing)
Any drug offense is treated seriously in the Texas criminal justice system and Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm is prepared to provide an aggressive defense on your behalf. Regardless of your age, a drug arrest or conviction can affect your ability to obtain a job, get into school or get a loan among other consequences. In addition to potential fines, probation or jail time, a conviction for most drug crimes will result in your driver's license being suspended.

Texas laws contain harsh penalties for distributing controlled substances (illegal drugs), especially if firearms are even remotely involved. For example, any person who possesses with intent to distribute five grams of crack cocaine is subject to a mandatory sentence of five years without parole. If a gun is available for use or is being carried during a drug transaction--even if it is not used--a mandatory five-year sentence must be imposed consecutively to a conviction for the drug offense. Thus, the person with five grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute would receive a mandatory ten- year sentence without parole if there was a gun on the premises. In most circumstances, federal judges may not depart from these mandatory sentences. Penalties for controlled substance (illegal drugs) offenses become even harsher as quantities of the contraband increase.

Our firm has represented clients accused of possession or manufacturing and delivering a wide spectrum of controlled substances (illegal drugs). We are experienced in handling cases involving: marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, etc.

Texas Controlled Substances (Illegal Drugs)
Crime Classifications

Delivery: (PG - 1)
< 1 gram = State Jail Felony
1 to 3 grams = 2nd degree felony
4 to 199 grams = 1st degree felony
200 to 399 grams = 10-99 years of confinement in prison or life & $100,000.00 fine
400 grams or more = 15-99 years of confinement in prison or life & $250,000.00 fine
 
Possession: (PG - 1)
< 1 gram = State Jail Felony
1 to 3 grams = 3rd Degree Felony
4 to 199 grams = 2nd Degree Felony
200 to 399 grams = 1st Degree Felony
400 grams or more = 10-99 years of confinement in prison or life & $100,000.00 fine
 
Delivery of Marijuana:
< 1/4 ounce = Class B Misdemeanor
< 1/4 ounce (remuneration) = Class A Misdemeanor
1/4 ounce to 5 pounds = State Jail Felony
5 to 50 pounds = 3rd Degree Felony
50 to 2000 pounds = 1st Degree Felony
2000 pounds or more = 10-99 years of confinement in prison or life & $100,000.00 fine
 
Possession of Marijuana:
< 2 ounces = Class B Misdemeanor
2 to 4 ounces = Class A Misdemeanor
4 ounces to 5 pounds = State Jail Felony
5 to 50 pounds = 3rd Degree Felony
50 to 2000 pounds = 2nd Degree Felony
2000 pounds or more = 5-99 years of confinement in prison or life & $100,000.00 fine
 
Delivery of LSD (PG - 1A) by units:
< 20 = State Jail Felony
20 to 79 = 2nd Degree Felony
80 to 3,999 = 1st Degree Felony
4,000 or more = 15-99 years of confinement in prison or lift & $250,000.00 fine
 
Possession of LSD (PG - 1A) by units:
< 20 = State Jail Felony
20 to 79 = 3rd Degree Felony
80 to 3,999 = 2nd Degree Felony
4,000 to 7,999 = 1st Degree Felony
8,000 or more = 15-99 years of confinement in prison or lift & $250,000.00 fine
 
Our first step in defending someone accused of possessing a controlled substance (illegal drugs) is to scrutinize the police conduct in the case, always looking for anyway that they may have violated your constitutional or statutory rights in searching your vehicle, person or home to obtain evidence. Generally, any evidence the police seized that violated your rights must be excluded from evidence.We are experienced in drug crime laws, the various consequences for conviction and the ways in which they can be defended successfully. If you or someone you know has been arrested, indicted or are presently under investigation for any drug offense including possession, possession with intent to deliver, and/or manufacture or delivery of any drug including marijuana, methamphetamine ("meth"), cocaine, crack, heroin, any prescription drug, or other controlled substance (illegal drugs), contact us immediately.

Contact Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm today at Charlie@DallasJusticeForAll.com or toll free at (866) 259-0661 and we'll start working to defend your rights immediately.
 

 
 

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HUMPHREYS & PETERSON LAW FIRM, PLLC

5502 Broadway Blvd.
Garland, Dallas 75043

Tel: 972.303.4529

Fax: 972.303.1673

 

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