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In the state of Texas, a conviction for a drug related crime could result in loss of driving privileges and professional licenses, steep fines, lengthy prison sentences, and a permanent criminal record which could limit future opportunities to obtain financial aid for college or secure employment. Drug crimes are considered very serious offenses in the state of Texas and if you have been charged it is essential that you secure representation from a San Antonio criminal defense attorney at Barton|Hagee Law Firm, PLLC.
It does not matter if you have been charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance or the distribution, trafficking or manufacture of one. In any of these cases, a conviction could result in a devastating loss to your future. To successfully defend a drug charge, the criminal defense lawyers at Barton|Hagee Law Firm, PLLC will fight every angle to ensure you get the best results.
The following sections relate to Texas drug crimes and their penalties:
In addition, there are enhancements for all the above accusations that can lead to penalty groups increasing by one or more degree.
If any of the above offenses relate to your case call 210-570-2020 and talk to the San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyers at Barton|Hagee Law Firm, PLLC. Our criminal defense lawyers are available to answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Texas is known for having some of the toughest laws against drug crimes in the United States, and drug trafficking is no exception. Drug trafficking crimes may include several types of drug possession, including the manufacturing, transporting, distributing, or selling of illegal drugs. In order to be charged with any type of drug possession, a person must have knowingly and illegally been in possession of a controlled substance. While there are other factors that can contribute to the severity of a person’s punishment for drug trafficking, the penalties will rely heavily on the weight and quantity of the drugs in question and may require a Federal Criminal attorney.
Drug trafficking crimes, like all other types of possession, are charged as felonies and misdemeanors, which may result in hefty consequences. Charges may range anywhere from State Jail to 1st Degree Enhanced felonies, and can lead to life in prison and major fines. The class by which a person is charged can depend on the type of drugs, with more dangerous drugs receiving steeper penalties, and whether or not the defendant intended to sell to minors.
Those convicted of a drug charge may also suffer additional consequences after their sentence is through. A convicted felon will also have to deal with the inconvenience of a criminal record, which can make it far more difficult to retain employment and will likely influence housing opportunities.
If you are facing drug possession or trafficking charges, don’t wait to seek legal help. At Barton|Hagee Law Firm, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers have a keen understanding of criminal law and can help your case, seeking to have your drug charges reduced or dismissed. Whether you are a First-Time Offender facing a Class B Misdemeanor or a repeat offender accused of major drug trafficking, we will ensure your legal rights are protected.
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