CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES DEFENSE and DRUG LAWYER
Have you been arrested for possessing drugs and or controlled substances? A skillful drug lawyer can often get your charges reduced, get deferred adjudication probation which will eventually result in a dismissal, or an outright complete dismissal. Our firm handles many different types of drug cases including but not limited to:
- Delivery of a Controlled Substance
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Possession of Cocaine
- Possession of a Dangerous Drug
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Possession of Prescription Medication
- Possession or Manufacture with Intent to Deliver or Distribute
- Possession of Marijuana
- Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility
We understand that getting arrested for possession of drugs doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Your arrest does not automatically lead to a conviction. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally or knowingly possessed the drug. Merely being present where the drug was found is normally not enough to convict someone of possession.
Furthermore, the prosecutor must prove that the search of your person, property or location was not done in violation of your constitutional and statutory rights. If your rights were violated then it may be possible to have the evidence suppressed and the case dismissed.
At the Law Office of Mary Beth Harrell, our lawyers have the extensive legal knowledge necessary to fight your charges and defend your rights. You will need a tough smart lawyer dedicated to your defense. An effective, experienced lawyer can mean the difference between a conviction and a reduced or dismissed charge.
PENALTIES FOR MDMA, ECSTASY & MOLLY POSSESSION IN TEXAS
In Texas, even possessing less than one gram of MDMA, Ecstasy, or Molly is punishable by up to two years in prison. If you were arrested for MDMA possession, the immediate counsel of a knowledgeable MDMA charges lawyer is absolutely crucial.
PENALTIES FOR COCAINE POSSESSION IN TEXAS
The penalties for cocaine possession depend on the weight of the substance that was confiscated by law enforcement. Some areas of Texas offer diversion programs for first-time offenders caught with cocaine. However, the basic criminal penalties for possession include:
- Less than 1 gram – State jail felony – up to 2 years imprisonment
- 1 gram to 3.99 grams – Third degree felony – 2 to 10 years imprisonment
- 4 to 199 grams – Second degree felony – 2 to 20 years imprisonment
- 400 grams and over – First degree felony – 5 to 99 years imprisonment
PENALTIES FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION POSSESSION IN TEXAS
Texas divides “controlled dangerous substances” into four penalty groups, depending on the risk of abuse and the recognized medicinal value. Most prescription medications in Texas fall under Penalty Group 3 or 4. Common drugs, such as Valium, Xanax, Ritalin, and Hydrocodone, fall under Penalty Group 3 and carry the following penalties:
- Less than 28 grams – Class A misdemeanor: up to 1 year of imprisonment
- 28 grams to 199.99 grams – Third degree felony: 2 to 10 years imprisonment
- 200 grams to 399.99 grams – Second degree felony: 2 to 20 years imprisonment
CONTACT A DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DEFENSE LAWYER
At the Law Office of Mary Beth Harrell, our legal team understands that you’re stressed out by the potential social, professional, and financial consequences of a drug crime charge. So, hiring a qualified lawyer may be one of the most important decisions you make. Our drug and controlled substances defense lawyers will work hard to try to get your charges dismissed, reduced or win at trial. If you are facing drug-related charges, don’t hesitate to contact our office at (254) 680-4655 for support and guidance in your case.
We represent clients throughout Bell County, Coryell County, Lampasas County, McLennan County & Williamson County in Texas. The Law Office of Mary Beth Harrell works with U.S. Magistrate Court, Fort Hood and U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Waco.