Don’t Let Drug Charges Derail Your Life
At Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC, our McKinney drug crime defense lawyers are highly familiar with the Texas criminal justice system, and we’re ready to use our insider knowledge to your advantage. We are former prosecutors with a passion for serving members of our community in McKinney and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, and we are prepared to help you fight the charges against you.
As you are considering your next move, remember that you can’t afford to represent yourself in serious criminal matters. If you have been accused of a drug-related offense of any kind, your future is at stake, and you need skilled advocates on your side. Allow us to come alongside you and provide the attentive, aggressive service you need.
Call Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC, today at 214-856-6130 to schedule your free consultation.
Types And Categories Of Illegal Substances
Under Texas law, there are many drugs that are illegal to possess, manufacture, sell, use or share with others in the United States. The most commonly prosecuted drugs include:
- Controlled prescription drugs
- Marijuana and other substances derived from marijuana (THC liquids, oils, edibles, etc.)
- Other psychoactive substances (i.e., opioids, benzodiazepines, piperazines, etc.)
If you are convicted of a crime involving any of the above substances, you could be subject to federal penalties, state penalties, or both. However, the penalties for such offenses depend on the nature of the crime and the consequences prescribed by related federal laws and Texas criminal codes.
Types Of Drug Crimes And Related Penalties
There are a variety of drug-related offenses with which you can be charged – and we can help defend you against all of them. Call Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC, immediately if you have been charged with any of the following:
- Possession of drugs:
Penalties for drug possession vary broadly depending on the type and amount of the drug in question, the manner of concealment and/or transportation of the drug, whether or not additional paraphernalia were found, and whether the accused party has previous drug-related convictions. (Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 6, Subtitle C, Chapter 481, Section 481.115 – 481.123)
- Import, export, or sale of drug paraphernalia:
In Texas, penalties for using, possessing, or delivering drug paraphernalia to another person can result in a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of $500.
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation:
According to Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 6, Subtitle C, Chapter 481, Section 481.112 – 481.114, a conviction for manufacturing or cultivating drugs can result in anywhere from two years to life in prison and between $10,000 and $250,000 in fines.
- Drug trafficking and distribution:
Depending on the quantity and type of drugs in question, drug manufacturing and distribution can be classified anywhere between a state jail felony, which comes with up to two years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines, and a first-degree felony, which can mean up to 99 years or life in prison as well has high fines.
Additional Consequences Of Drug Crimes In Texas
The state of Texas attaches harsh penalties to drug offenses of all kinds. In addition to prison time, fines, and other legal consequences, a drug-related criminal offense will follow you around for the rest of your life and can prevent you from getting a better job, pursuing greater education, obtaining fair arrangements in family legal matters, and more. Don’t let drug charges ruin your life – let us help.
Call 214-856-6130 today to speak to one of our McKinney drug crimes attorneys and schedule your free consultation.