Burnet County Drug Crime Attorneys
Aggressive Defense for Drug Charges in Burnet County, TX
Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Texas. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face severe penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record. If you are facing drug charges, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can help you understand your rights and options.
At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we have extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of drug cases. Our Burnet County drug crime lawyers can help you understand the charges you are facing and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf. We are committed to providing personalized legal services and will work closely with you throughout the legal process.
Types of Drug Crimes in Texas
Drug crimes in Texas can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type and amount of the drug involved, as well as the specific circumstances of the case. Misdemeanor drug crimes are less serious and carry less severe penalties than felony drug crimes.
Some of the most common types of drug crimes in Texas include:
- Drug Possession: This involves having illegal drugs on your person or in your property. It can range from personal use amounts to larger quantities.
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: This includes possessing equipment, tools, or devices used in drug-related activities, such as pipes, syringes, bongs, etc.
- Manufacturing: This refers to the production or creation of illegal drugs. It involves processes like growing substances (e.g., cultivating marijuana), synthesizing chemicals, or creating compounds.
- Delivery: This involves the act of giving or transferring illegal drugs to another person, whether it's for sale or not. It can include exchanging drugs for money or other items.
- Trafficking: Trafficking typically involves the illegal distribution and sale of controlled substances on a larger scale, often across borders or within specific regions. It often carries harsher penalties due to the volume and organized nature of the activity.
- Cultivation: This refers to the act of growing or cultivating illegal plants used in drug production, such as marijuana or opium poppies.
- Prescription Fraud: This involves obtaining prescription drugs through deceitful means, such as forging prescriptions or illegally acquiring them from medical professionals.
Drug crimes can also be charged as federal offenses if they involve crossing state lines or international borders. Federal drug crimes are typically more serious and carry more severe penalties than state drug crimes.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Texas
The penalties for drug crimes in Texas depend on the type and amount of the drug involved, as well as the specific circumstances of the case. In general, the more serious the drug crime, the more severe the penalties.
Some of the most common penalties for drug crimes in Texas include:
- Misdemeanor drug crimes: Misdemeanor drug crimes are less serious and carry less severe penalties than felony drug crimes. The penalties for misdemeanor drug crimes in Texas can include up to 1 year in jail, fines of up to $4,000, probation, and a permanent criminal record.
- Felony drug crimes: Felony drug crimes are more serious and carry more severe penalties than misdemeanor drug crimes. The penalties for felony drug crimes in Texas can include up to life in prison, fines of up to $250,000, probation, and a permanent criminal record.
- Enhanced penalties: The penalties for drug crimes can be enhanced if certain factors are present, such as the use of a weapon, the sale of drugs to a minor, or the sale of drugs near a school or park.
In addition to the criminal penalties, a drug crime conviction can also have a significant impact on your personal and professional life. For example, a drug crime conviction can make it difficult to find a job, secure housing, or obtain a professional license. A drug crime conviction can also have a significant impact on your family, such as your ability to see your children.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we understand that every drug case is unique and will take the time to develop a strong defense strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you avoid a drug crime conviction.
When you choose our firm, you can expect:
- Personalized legal services: We are committed to providing personalized legal services and will work closely with you throughout the legal process. We will take the time to understand your needs and goals and develop a strong defense strategy that is tailored to your specific situation.
- Aggressive representation: We are not afraid to take on the tough cases. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you avoid a drug crime conviction.
- Responsive communication: We understand that facing drug charges can raise a lot of questions and concerns. Our team is here to answer your questions and address your concerns, and we will keep you updated on any developments in your case.
If you are facing drug charges, do not wait to contact our firm. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start building a strong defense strategy on your behalf.
Some of the most common defenses to drug charges in Texas include:
- Illegal search and seizure: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police obtained the evidence against you through an illegal search and seizure, we can file a motion to suppress the evidence and get your case dismissed.
- Lack of knowledge: To be convicted of a drug crime, the prosecution must prove that you knew the drugs were in your possession. If we can show that you did not know the drugs were in your possession, we can get your case dismissed.
- Entrapment: If the police used entrapment to get you to commit a drug crime, we can get your case dismissed. Entrapment occurs when the police induce or persuade someone to commit a crime they would not have otherwise committed.
- Chain of custody issues: The prosecution must prove that the drugs they are using as evidence against you are the same drugs that were seized by the police. If there are any chain of custody issues, we can get the evidence against you thrown out.
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