Possession, Manufacturing & Trafficking Illegal Drugs
Get Help from a Top Sugar Land Drug Defense Lawyer
In Texas, under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, it is a crime to possess,
manufacture, distribute, or traffic in controlled substances or illegal
drugs. These drugs include
cocaine, opium, heroin, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone,
codeine, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, methamphetamines,
Ecstasy, LSD, mescaline, steroids, and more. These drugs are listed in a federal
Schedule based on their addictiveness and potential risk of abuse.
Under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, penalties for convictions of
drug crimes are determined by their category in the Act, which contains
5 penalty groups, as well as by the amount of drugs found, whether minors
were involved in the offense, and the prior criminal history of the accused.
Charged with a Drug Crime in Fort Bend County?
If you are facing any type of drug offense or if you believe you are being
investigated for illegal drug activity, you should immediately contact
Sugar Land defense attorney at the Khawaja Law Firm for a free, initial consultation. Our criminal
defense firm maintains a special focus on defending those accused of drug
offenses in Harris County, and we are prepared to fight for your rights
Being convicted of a drug crime can result in serious and life-altering
consequences. Even a simple possession charge of marijuana can result
in jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Any drug possession conviction
carries a 6-month suspension of your driver's license as well as other
penalties. Beyond this, your vehicle and other property where it is suspected
that you may be concealing drugs may be seized under a civil asset forfeiture law.
Understanding Texas Drug Offenses
Besides possession, distribution, manufacture, and trafficking of drugs,
it is also a crime in our state to possess drug paraphernalia. Under our
state's law, you may face a separate and additional criminal charge
for possessing pipes, bongs, scales, or any other devices or equipment
used for drugs. Drug crimes also include drug possession with the intent
to sell, importation, transportation, cultivation, conspiracy, possession
of chemicals used in drug manufacturing, and
illegal possession of prescription drugs.
Depending on the nature of the offense, penalties range from 180 days in
jail up to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000. In any drug
offense charges, you will need a seasoned and aggressive defense attorney
in your corner as soon as possible. Attorney Khawaja has handled hundreds
of drug crime cases and has a successful track record in doing so.
Contact us today for the aggressive defense you need!