Experienced Representation For Drug Charges
If you have been charged with a drug-related crime in Tarrant County or anywhere in Texas, there is a lot riding on your defense.“Texas carries some of the strictest drug laws in the United States. Drug crimes are being prosecuted more aggressively than ever, both in Texas and in Federal courts.
- Can you afford to trust your future to the public defender’s office?
- Can your career survive a criminal record or a suspended license?
- Can you or your family withstand massive fines or the years you may spend in jail?
The prosecuting attorney will aggressively pursue anyone with state and federal drug charges. But prosecutors do not hold all of the cards. As a former assistant district attorney in Tarrant County, Gary Medlin is able to assess the soundness of the case against you and skillfully challenge the evidence and how it was obtained. He knows the prosecution’s strategies, and has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. He will conduct intensive fact investigations in every case, and with work with you to explore all possible defenses for:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of crack, cocaine, meth, heroin, Ecstasy, or other controlled substances
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin
- Cultivation of marijuana
- Drug manufacturing
- Sale or distribution of drugs
- Intent to distribute drugs
- Juvenile drug offenses
- Drug trafficking and conspiracy
Understanding Drug Crime Punishments In Texas
The State punishments for drug-related crime depends on the quantity and classification of the drug, and the criminal behaviors (such as possession, or possession with intent to deliver, or the manufacture and delivery of the drug) and other factors.
Punishments range from Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in county jail, and a fine of $2000, up to a first-degree felony punishable by 5 years to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Drug offenders may also be required to enter rehabilitation programs, or undergo probation, community service, mandatory drug testing, and more. Penalties may be significantly more severe when a drug crime involves “juveniles” or the person has prior drug convictions.
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