Protecting & Defending the Rights of the Accused
Bryan Drug Crime Attorney
Texas Drug Crime Penalties
Drug charges can include possession, sales or distribution, cultivation, manufacture, and trafficking. Drug charges can range from misdemeanors carrying penalties of up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000 all the way to a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.
Texas has established four classes of controlled substances, which each have their own set of penalties. These include illegal street drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl; substances considered drugs such as THC oil and others; and even unauthorized prescription drugs such as opiates.
Texas has some of the harshest laws against drug crimes in the country. While other states have legalized the use of medical and recreational marijuana, even a small amount of this substance can bring criminal charges against you in Texas. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your drug offense, you could be facing jail or prison time along with hefty fines. Conviction of a drug offense in Texas, can lead to a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to secure future jobs, housing, educational opportunities, or professional licenses.
Drug laws in Texas are complicated and can be confusing. You should never attempt to defend drug charges by yourself. In the face of such severe penalties, you need a strong advocate who can fight for the best possible case outcome. Our drug crime defense attorney in Bryan brings dedication, superb knowledge, and courtroom experience to your case at this critical time.
In any drug case, how you are charged will depend on:
- The type of drug involved, as well as the quantity
- The nature of the offense
- How the drugs were stored or hidden
- Whether you have previous convictions
Drug charges in Texas can leave you with criminal penalties and the also carry long term consequences that effect your future. If you are facing drug crime charges, your first priority should be to seek capable legal help. That is what you will find and more at The Law Office of Jay Granberry. At our firm, you can work with a Board Certified Legal Specialist as granted by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Jay Granberry also brings to the table experience as a former prosecutor along with extensive trial experience. This combination of outstanding qualifications puts your case in the hands of a proven expert.