Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

If you’re facing drug charges here in Texas you have a right to qualified representation from an experienced drug attorney no matter how severe the offense.

The drug crime defense attorneys at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys have experience handling a wide range of drug-related cases. They stand ready to aggressively defend you.

These include drug possession and drug trafficking offenses involving the most heavily trafficked drugs including methamphetamine,  crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, marijuana, heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl,  also new psychoactive substances, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinone, and other controlled substances.

Our criminal defense lawyers can also help you respond to:

  • Investigations
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Probation violations
  • Search warrants

Here in Texas drug possession is a very serious offense that could land you in jail.

Drug crimes are divided up into multiple categories:

  • Possession
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Illegal drugs or Prescription Only include:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Amphetamine – Speed
  • Opiates
  • Opium
  • Cocaine
  • Mephedrone
  • Cathinone
  • Fentanyl
  • Peyotes
  • Heroin
  • Flakka
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy – MDMA – Molly
  • GBH Gamma-hydroxybutyric Acid (Date Rape Drug)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Hydromorphone
  • Some hallucinogenic substances

Depending on the charges and your history, the defense attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys may be able to help reduce your sentence by recommending that you go to rehab or drug rehabilitation instead of jail.


Below, we provide more details about Texas drug laws and the possible charges and penalties you or your loved one could face if you’re caught with controlled substances.

If you or a loved one has been caught in a compromising situation with controlled substances, you’re probably wondering:


If you are arrested for possession of controlled substances in Texas, you could face one or several of the following penalties:

  • Jail time
  • Mandatory addiction treatment
  • A large fine
  • Probation
  • Temporary suspension of your driver’s license

The severity of your sentence for a drug crime will vary depending on:

  • The type of drug(s) you are caught with
  • How much of the drug(s) you have
  • Whether the evidence determines “intent to deliver”
    • Such as how you store the drug.
    • If you possess any drug paraphernalia.
    • If you have large amounts of cash on you.
    • If you have any past convictions or prior offenses.
    • Whether a minor was present where the drug offense was committed.

If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with a felony drug crime, it’s critical that you hire an experienced drug possession lawyer.

If you have any questions, don’t go it alone.

Our attorneys will sit down with you one-on-one in an hour-long consultation to do an in-depth review of your case and then your options for the best possible outcome.

We are experienced Texas state criminal law and federal criminal defense lawyers, having tried cases not only in state courts but also in US District Courts and federal Appellate courts as well. Criminal Defense Attorney Jacob Blizzard is also qualified to argue before the US Supreme Court.

Jacob is Texas Board of Legal Specialization dual certified in both criminal law and criminal appeals, one of a handful of attorneys out of over 100,000 attorneys in the state with both certifications.



A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance unless the person obtained the substance directly from or under a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of professional practice.

  • Penalties
    • Penalties vary on the classification of the drug (1,1-A,1-B,2,2-A,3,4) and how much of the drug there is
      • The charge can be classified anywhere from a state jail felony (180 days – 2 years in prison, $10,000 fine) to a first-degree felony (5-99 years/life in prison, $10,000 fine)

Trafficking, Sale, & Distribution

  • A person commits an offense if the person knowingly manufactures, delivers, or possesses with intent to deliver a controlled substance
  • Penalties
    • Penalties vary on the classification of the drug (1,1-A,1-B,2,2-A,3,4) and how much of the drug there is
      • The charge can be classified anywhere from a state jail felony (180 days – 2 years in prison, $10,000 fine) to a first-degree felony (5-99 years/Life in Prison, $10,000 fine)

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RESULTS: Possession of THC – Case dismissed after Completion of Drug Rehab

RESULTS: Possession of THC – Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Conviction OVERTURNED – Sale of Marijuana in Drug Free Zone

Texas Penal Code – Possession

Texas Penal Code – Trafficking, Sale, & Distribution

Drug Enforcement Administration National Drug Threat Assessment 2020

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, call us

Most drug crimes have harsh penalties if you are convicted of the crime. Knowing what to do and how to deal with the specific charges can make all the difference in whether or not you win your case and remain free to go about living your life.

It’s easy to make a mistake when you get involved with drugs. You may not realize the seriousness of the use of controlled substances.

It’s our job to make sure that we do everything in our power to minimize the effects of that mistake.

We want to help you get the help you need if you need it and help you recover so that you can move forward.

At Blizzard and Zimmerman, we pride ourselves in staying current on Texas drug laws and knowing exactly what steps to take and what strategies to use to help our clients.

We have years of combined criminal legal experience and continue to provide people just like you with compassionate and comprehensive legal services as they fight serious drug possession, distribution, and selling charges. We evaluate your case and provide you with the best possible legal options for your situation.

To discuss a state or federal drug crime investigation, arrest, charge, or conviction with a criminal defense lawyer that serves Abilene, TX,  and nearby areas contact Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys.

Call today to set a one-on-one consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers to find out how we can put our skills and experience to work for you. In an hour-long meeting, we’ll review your case and discuss your best options.

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