Legal Protection Against Drug Crime Charges
Depending on the circumstances, a drug charge can range in severity from a misdemeanor to a felony. In almost all cases, however, a conviction will have a large impact on the rest of an individual’s life.
If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a drug crime, don’t hesitate to speak with our attorneys at Kyle Law Firm. Based in New Braunfels and serving throughout Central Texas, they have more than 60 combined years of experience defending individuals against criminal charges. They can help you, too.
Protection Against All Types Of Drug Charges
We offer 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 production 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 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents or police officers. A majority of distribution charges are felonies and involve charges 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 whether you have prior offenses, whether minors were involved, the laws in your jurisdiction and other details. Your future is also at stake because even after you serve your time and pay 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 our team can get started on building your defense, the better your chances of reaching the best outcome possible are.