If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Denton County Texas, you face serious penalties if convicted. Mandatory jail time is often the norm, and a number of factors, such as the particular crime you’re accused of and any past criminal record you may have, could result in Federal charges being filed, in addition to your state charges. Whatever the charge, being accused of a drug crime is nothing to take lightly-you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively defend you against the charges you face. At the Wheeler Law Firm, we provide the strong legal defense you need in the face of serious drug charges.
Texas Drug Crimes
As the government continues waging the war on drugs , the various types and classifications of drug crimes keep increasing. Drug crimes aren’t just about use or possession-either knowingly or unknowingly giving someone a ride who is in possession of drugs, allowing them to use your cell phone, or even simply being in the same vicinity of where a drug crime has occurred can result in serious charges being filed against you. The Texas Health and Safety Code, under the Texas Controlled Substances Act , lists types of charges related to drug crimes, which include:
- Possession of A Controlled Substance
- Delivery or Sale of A Controlled Substance
- Intent to Distribute
- Drug Manufacture
- Intent to Manufacture
- Drug Trafficking
- Cultivation of Marijuana
- Prescription Drug Fraud
- Theft of Prescription Drugs
- Facilitating a Drug Transaction via Electronic Device
- Falsifying a drug test
The list of charges based on involvement in a drug crime seems almost endless. Often times, a person charged with a drug crime will find themselves facing multiple charges, such as possession, intent to deliver, facilitation of a drug sale, etc.-another reason you need a strong legal defense to fight whatever charges have been filed against you.
Penalties for Drug Crimes
Depending on the circumstances, drug crimes may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Eve a small amount of marijuana can end up resulting in a felony charge if there are any aggravating factors. Punishments can be particularly harsh if you are charged and convicted of selling or using drugs with a minor, as well as using, distributing, or manufacturing drugs anywhere near the following locations, known as “ drug free zones “:
- Daycare Centers
- Youths Centers
- Video arcades
- Public Swimming Pools
Even colleges and universities are considered ‘drug free zones’. Penalties for drug crimes committed in these areas result in additional jail time being added to your sentence-time that runs in addition to whatever jail term your charges already carry.
Contact Our Experienced Drug Crime Defense Attorney Today
If you’ve been accused of committing a drug crime, contact Wheeler Law Office immediately. Lead attorney Alan Wheeler brings his experience as a former prosecutor and his knowledge of the tactics the D.A.’s office uses to get convictions to aggressively defend clients facing drug charges. Don’t try to go it alone, or trust just anyone to handle your drug charges - contact our experienced Denton drug crime attorney right away for a free, initial consultation. We offer flat fee pricing and payment plans affordable for any budget. When you’re facing theft charges, you can’t afford not to have a serious attorney aggressively defending your case. Call the Wheeler Law Office today at (940)-465-3178.