Dallas Drug Crimes Attorney
Criminal Defense for All Drug-Related Crimes Charges
Drug crimes are one of the most common criminal offenses in Texas.
Although Texas law punishes drug dealers and traffickers quite harshly, individuals fighting drug abuse and addiction are also subject to severe criminal charges. However, any problems originating from facing drug crime charges can be complicated.
You need the services of an experienced Dallas drug crimes lawyer, which is why you should call Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, right away.
With more than four decades of legal experience, our criminal defense legal team has our clients obtain the most favorable results in their drug charges cases.
Any Dallas drug possession lawyer from our firm can assess your drug charges case, listen to your concerns, and figure out all your legal options. Options include:
- Case dismissal.
- Getting a not-guilty verdict.
- Reducing the charges/penalties to avoid jail or prison time.
Contact Us at (214) 855-7771 And Ask for a Free Consultation on Your Drug Case.
Can Felony Drug Charges Be Dropped?
Even if it is your first time arrested, drug possession charges do not disappear completely. In addition, there are no apparent limits on how severe a felony drug charge sentence is, even with a small number of drugs.
What Are The 5 Types of Controlled Substances?
According to Texas law, the seriousness of a drug crime is based on the schedule of the drug involved. A schedule is a list of substances found in the Texas Health and Safety Code. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous, and Schedule V is the least.
The following describes how drugs are assigned to their schedule:
- Schedule I – High potential for abuse; no accepted medical use (ex. fentanyl)
- Schedule II – High potential for abuse; some accepted medical use; potential for psychological or physical dependence (ex. hydrocodone)
- Schedule III – Less potential for abuse; accepted medical use; varied risk for physical or psychological dependence (ex. ketamine)
- Schedule IV – Even lower potential for abuse; accepted medical use; limited risk of physical or psychological dependence (ex. flunitrazepam)
- Schedule V – Lowest potential for abuse; accepted medical use; even lower risk for physical or psychological dependence (ex. cold medicine)
Constructive Drug Possession, Distribution, & More
What Is Constructive Possession of a Drug?
Constructive drug possession is a non-physical drug possession crime. This charge can occur when a defendant has illegal drugs in their possession and control but technically “not be in possession” them.
Any person caught with possessing a controlled substance will likely face drug charges. There can also be charges of constructive drug possession.
Charges for the defendant will occur once the drugs are on the property's location. In addition, if the defendant knew the drugs were there, police say the defendant had care, custody, and control of them.
If you the defendant is found with a large quantity of drugs—along with small baggies, a weighing scale, and a large amount of cash—it is possible to be charged with drug possession with intent to sell or distribute drugs.
Possession of certain drugs with intent to sell, such as cocaine, can lead to prison sentences of up to 99 years.
In less severe criminal cases, prison sentences start at two years but can rapidly increase to 20 or 30 years in aggravating circumstances.
In general, the greater the quantity of the drug, and the more dangerous it is, the harsher the penalties.
Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC. Dallas Drug Crimes Attorneys
Suppose you have been arrested or charged in connection with any drug crimes, no matter how minor it may seem to you. In that drug case, the most sensible course of action is to talk to Dallas drug crimes attorneys who understand the Texas criminal justice system inside and out.
At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, our law firms handle cases on behalf of clients accused of drug charges daily. As previous Municipal Prosecutors, we can see both sides of the picture and are more qualified than most Dallas drug charge lawyers to defend you.
We can fight the case on your behalf, with the intent of seeing that you are not convicted of any crime.