Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes (possession, trafficking, sales & distribution)

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

The drug defense lawyers at Blizzard and Zimmerman have experience handling a wide range of drug-related cases. These include drug possession and drug trafficking offenses involving six of the most heavily trafficked drugs—methamphetamine,  crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, marijuana, heroin, oxycodone, also new psychoactive substances, synthetic cannabinoids, and synthetic cathinones, and other controlled substances.

Drug crimes are divided up into multiple categories:

  • Possession
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Illegal drugs include:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Peyotes
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy | Molly
  • GBH Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Some hallucinogenic substances

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

Depending on the charges and your history, the defense attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman 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:

What happens if you get charged with drug possession in Texas?

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 to review your case and your options for the best possible outcome. We are also experienced federal criminal defense lawyers.

Let’s look at the Texas Penal code regarding drug crimes

Possession

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)

Related links-

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 and 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 30 years of combined 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.

Call today for a consultation with an attorney to find out how we can put our skills and experience to work for you.