Under Texas Health & Safety Code, drug manufacturing and drug trafficking are dealt with in the same section. The thing that these two different offenses have in common is that they are sentenced as felonies. It is a felony to cultivate even a fractional amount of a controlled substance, and you could face life in prison for manufacturing more than 14 ounces of an illicit drug. Across the board, any drug manufacturing charge is very serious. Not only is your freedom at risk, but the rest of your life could be at stake too. When you face these dire circumstances, you need to turn to a defense team that you know you can trust. At The Law Offices of Deandra M. Grant, PC, we may be able to provide you the powerhouse defense that you need and deserve.
Penalty Group 1 substances carry the harshest penalties. Heroin and cocaine are a couple of the drugs included in this list. The penalties for drug manufacturing vary according to the type of drug involved, and how much of it there is:
Ecstasy, or MDMA, is one of the illegal substances in this group. Again, the penalties depend on the amount involved in the charge:
While cultivating a Penalty Group 3 or 4 substance is a lesser charge than manufacturing the above two groups, there are still stringent laws in place about these drugs. These are all still felony charges, and the same serious penalties still attend them, based on amount:
While the cultivation of marihuana does not fall under any of these penalty groups' sentencing, the offense could be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. For many felony charges, one of the more serious repercussions come into place after the sentence has been served. If you have a felony on your personal record, this is what bankers, employers, landlords, and more, would see. Being a convicted felon could haunt you every time there is a background check, thwarting your applications for a house, loan, or job. This is not something with which you can afford to live. When your future is on the line, you need to retain the Collin County criminal defense attorney who can safeguard your freedom.
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