Have You Been Accused Of Possessing An Illegal Substance?
If you have been charged with drug possession, it is always a good idea to take the time to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. With the help of an experienced attorney, you could be able to reduce or eliminate the severe consequences that accompany a drug crime conviction. Drug possession and other controlled substance-related crimes are considered to be very serious, and you cannot expect law enforcement agencies to “go easy” on offenders. Even if this is your first criminal charge, it is very important that you contact a lawyer that can inform you of your rights and help ensure that your freedom is protected.
Drug possession charges commonly involve the following:
- Prescription Drugs
No matter what your case involves, you deserve to have the help and assistance of an experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable Plano drug possession attorney. The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, is fully prepared to fight for your constitutional rights and provide you with the best chance at a positive outcome.
Texas Law & Drug Possession: Varying Penalties
There are five penalty groups. Marijuana is in a class by itself. Each group contains certain named substances. For example, Penalty Group 1 includes cocaine and heroin, Group 2 includes ecstasy and PCP. Ritalin, Valium and LSD are in different groups. Each penalty group has its own level of penalty, based upon the amount of the drug that you are alleged to have had in your possession. Being convicted of possession of 1 gram of cocaine will result in a state jail felony. If the amount of cocaine is between 1 and 4 grams, you will be charged with a 3rd degree felony. We can help you fully understand the potential penalties, and the level of the charges against you. We can also provide you with a defense strategy geared to reduce the charge, obtain a dismissal, or win an acquittal at trial. Other contributing factors to the level of the possession charge will be where the arrest was made and whether a case can be made that there was intent to sell. If the arrest was made in a designated drug free zone such as a school, playground or video arcade, the penalty will be increased one level. For example, in the example above where 1 gram of cocaine is filed as a third-degree felony charge, an arrest made in a drug free zone will result in a second-degree felony charge.
Get Immediate Help from Our Plano Drug Crime Lawyers
It is very important that you do not suffer the effects of an overzealous prosecutor or overdramatic charges. Though law enforcement is always trying to “crack down” on drug crimes, it is always important to remember that you do have legal rights, and it is your attorney’s job to ensure that those rights are upheld. No matter what your charges entail, you can get the legal assistance that you need.
Contact a Plano drug possession attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, today.