Legal Protection Against Drug Crime Charges
Drug charges can range in severity. Depending on the circumstances, they range from a misdemeanor to a felony. In almost all cases, however, a conviction will have a large impact on the rest of one’s life.
If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a drug crime, don’t hesitate to speak with our attorneys. Based in New Braunfels, and serving throughout Central Texas, we have more than 60 years of combined experience defending individuals against criminal charges. We can help you, too.
Protection Against All Types Of Drug Charges
Our firm offers aggressive defense representation in all types of drug cases, including:
- Possession: This is the most common type of drug charge, and involves intentionally possessing a controlled substance. There are two types of possession charges: constructive possession and actual possession. Constructive possession means that the drugs were not found on you, but the presence of paraphernalia such as syringes or prescription vials is enough to warrant a charge. Actual possession means the drugs were found in your presence.
- Manufacturing: Anyone who is involved in the growing or producing of illegal drugs can be charged with drug manufacturing. Examples include cultivating marijuana or creating drugs by mixing chemicals in a lab.
- Distribution/trafficking: This includes selling, delivering and supplying any controlled substances. Most distribution charges occur through undercover operations by DEA agents or police officers. A majority of distribution charges are felonies, and involve charge from both the state and the federal government.
Penalties For Drug Charges
Depending on your charges, drug crime penalties can include fines and extended time in prison. The severity of your charge will depend on prior offenses, whether minors are involved, the laws in your jurisdiction and etc. Your future is also at stake because even after you serve your time and paid off your debt to society, you will still have to live with a criminal record. This can limit your employment opportunities, housing options and more.
Don’t Leave Your Future To Chance
It is important that you call a lawyer the moment you have been arrested. The sooner we can get started on building your defense, the better your chances of reaching the best possible outcome.