Facing Drug Charges in Texas?
There is nothing small or minor about drug charges in Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg or elsewhere in the Texas Hill Country. A qualified attorney with a background in defending drug charges can be a tremendous asset if you or a family member is facing criminal charges of possession, distribution or manufacturing. We find that law enforcement can be extremely narrow when it comes to the law regarding controlled substances, and we recommend that you remain silent until you contact us.
The lawyers at Danford Law Firm, PLLC, have more than 25 years of experience defending their clients in court. We have learned that it is always best to aggressively fight charges but are also mindful of jury pools that may not be very understanding when it comes to drug charges. We have had great success beating cases at their inception by attacking search warrants and through other means.
Let our experienced criminal lawyers analyze the details of your case and come up with the best option for your defense. Our criminal lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of drug cases in Kerr County, Kendall County, Gillespie County and surrounding counties.
Texas Has Strict Penalties for Drug Charges
There has been little movement toward drug decriminalization in the Lone Star State, which means that serious punishment, jail time and fines are very real possibilities. Here is a brief overview of some of the drug charges our clients face:
- Possession of marijuana: It is not classified as a controlled substance, but it can lead to illegal drug possession charges. Less than two ounces is a class B misdemeanor with up to 180 days in jail and $10,000 fine. It goes up from there.
- Drug paraphernalia: Possession of paraphernalia can lead to a conviction of a misdemeanor, which has a possible fine of $500. Depending on the conditions, this can also quickly be boosted to include prison time.
- Other drug offenses: Individuals will be charged if they are in possession of or affected by illegal drugs. People will even be arrested on suspicion of using illegal prescription drugs if they do not carry their legal prescription in their prescription container. Depending on the drug and the amount of it, charges go from a class B misdemeanor to a first-degree felony with 99 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.