Have you, a friend, or a loved one been arrested and charged with a Drug crime?
If you are facing drug charges in Houston, you should know that you are not alone. Drug charges are scary, but with the help of an aggressive, experienced defense attorney, you could potentially get your case dismissed in certain situations. Below is a guide to help you understand the different types of drug charges in Texas and what the possible fines and penalties are for a conviction.
Types of Drug Charges & Crimes in Texas
Drug charges carry some of the heaviest fines and penalties in Texas. Being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Deliver is a serious matter. Under Texas law, drug crimes are defined as an offense that involves the possession, sale, use, manufacturing or growing of any controlled substance/illegal narcotic. If you have been charged or arrested for conspiring to sell, possess, or manufacture drugs you need an experienced drug crimes lawyer.
Drug transportation involves knowingly transporting illegal drugs from one place to another while having control over the illegal substance. If charged with drug transportation, you could face harsh penalties that may affect your life for years to come.
Understanding Drug Transportation Offenses
If charged with drug transportation, you are facing much more severe penalties than you would for a lesser charge, such as possession. That is why having a Houston criminal defense attorney on your side is so important. The penalties depend heavily on the type of drug, amount, location the crime took place, whether the drugs were transported across state lines, and whether or not you have a previous offense on your record.
Possible penalties for drug transportation-charges include:
- Steep fines
- Property confiscation
The severity of the penalties can easily increase if there are any aggravating factors involved. That is why it is so imperative that you begin working on your defense right away. For example, you can show that a police officer did not have the lawful right to perform the search and seizure that resulted in evidence being obtained against you.
This ultimately means you could get that evidence thrown out, making it nearly impossible for prosecutors to secure a guilty verdict. Another defense option would be to prove that you had no knowledge of the drugs and did not exercise any control over them. Again, without a proven advocate on your side, these defenses can be challenging to implement.
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The Huff Law Firm can review various factors regarding your charges and build a defense plan personalized to your case. As a Houston drug crime lawyer, I can determine what the best possible defense strategy is. I can also provide in-depth guidance throughout each and every step of the process.
Some examples of the various types of drug charges in Texas include but are not limited to:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Felony Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of a Dangerous Drug (methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and other drugs)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (prescription drugs and other drugs)
- Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, etc.)
- Possession with Intent to Deliver (involves the distribution of drugs)
- Possession with Intent to Sell
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Smuggling
- Drug Sales
- Drug Manufacturing or Cultivation (including the growing/cultivation of marijuana)
- Prescription Fraud
If you, a friend, or a loved one are facing drug charges, contact The Huff Law Firm now at 713-562-8700 for a free consultation to determine your rights and legal options.
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