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TEXAS SENTENCING LAWS FOR DRUG CRIMES
DALLAS DRUG CRIMES LAWYERS
Both federal and state laws govern drug offenses in the state of Texas, with federal offenses being controlled by The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Controlled Act of 1970, or also known as the Controlled Substances Act. This act envelops all of the drug offenses in Texas and is furthermore codified in the Texas Health and Safety Code. The penalties for a drug conviction are in most circumstances highly severe charges in criminal law and carry with them serious penalties in addition to supplementary consequences regarding areas of one’s life such as family life and employment. Depending on the nature of the drug offense, a mandatory fine and or lengthy prison sentence as well as other penalties will be issued.
FACTORS DETERMINING SENTENCING AND PENALTIES
Vast amounts of factors are reflected over when determining the sentence for a drug crime. The Controlled Substances Act categorizes drugs into five penalty groups with “group one” being the most serious drugs. This allows a Texas court to provide higher penalties for people who have a drug offense for a group one drug and a lower offense for someone who has a drug offense with a lower tier drug.
Generally, the quantity of the drugs in possession at the time of arrest will determine how severe the penalties are as well. Simple possession is in most cases regarding as a minor offense while other crimes such as possession with intent to distribute, or manufacturing and delivering drugs are considered extremely serious drug offenses. Additionally, if a drug offender commits a drug offense near a day care or a school, the penalties resulting in the offense will reflect on the location of the offense. Drug offenses near areas that have a high population of children cause high penalties.
When facing a drug charge, it is extremely important to hire the help of right criminal defense attorney to aggressively represent you and protect your rights. We are proud to be a law firm that is representing clients since 2000 for their criminal offenses, and have a team of criminal defense attorneys with a combined experience of more than 40 years. Over the years, we have represented clients for drug and possession charges in different counties of Texas and protected their rights and freedom. If you or a loved one is looking for a passionate and aggressive team of defense attorneys for your drug charges, we are here to listen to the details of your case with a free consultation appointment. You can schedule a free consultation appointment with a member of our criminal defense attorneys in Dallas, by calling 1.866.789.1664, emailing email@example.com, or filling out the form on top of this page. We offer convenient installment plans and accept all major credit cards.