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Drug Charges

The state of Texas takes drug offenses very seriously, and so should you. The consequences for drug offenses, such as manufacturing, smuggling, cultivating, distributing, or possessing illegal narcotics, rank among the harshest in the country, encompassing substantial fines and potential life imprisonment for offenders. Unfortunately, many individuals find themselves incarcerated due to a lack of understanding their rights or the failure to enlist the services of an experienced lawyer.

The four penalty groups for drug charges are as follows:

Penalty Group 1: This group includes cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, ketamine, and methamphetamine.

Penalty Group 1(a): This subgroup includes LSD. People who have less than 20 units of LSD when arrested may receive a state jail felony charge.

Penalty Group 2: This category includes Ecstasy, PCP, Marinol, and Mescaline.

Penalty Group 3: This group involves Valium, Ritalin, Xanax, and hydrocodone.

Penalty Group 4: Drugs in this group include dionine, Motofen, pyrovalerone, and buprenorphine.

Marijuana is addressed separately under Texas law. Possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana can result in a Class B misdemeanor; possession of between 2 and 4 ounces can result in a Class A misdemeanor. If you are caught with between 4 ounces and 5 pounds of the drug, you can be charged with a state jail felony, and people with between 5 and 50 pounds can charged with a third-degree felony. Possession of more than 50 pounds can lead to a second-degree felony charge, and more than 2,000 pounds can result in a first-degree felony charge.

When you work with one of our defense attorneys, you gain legal representation from a professional well-versed in navigating the intricacies of Texas drug laws. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights, treating you with compassion, dignity, and respect while taking on an open-minded, straightforward approach. Our clients can trust us to recommend a legal strategy tailored to the specific timing and circumstances of your case.


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