Texas comes down hard on drug crime offenders, and drug trafficking is an especially serious charge. Someone is charged with drug delivery if they knowingly distribute, sell, and/or traffic controlled substances. Even possession with intent to deliver can be sentenced as drug trafficking. For such serious penalties, you need hard-hitting defense. Our Collin County drug crime attorney can provide the tenacious representation you need.
The severity of the punishments depend on the type of drug, and how much is present at the time of the arrest. The very least charge of drug delivery is still a felony charge, however. What this means is that even after you have finished serving your sentence, your life will still be affected. Life as a convicted felon can make it very hard to get a loan, land a job, or find a place to live. Potential employers, landlords, and bankers can all look at your personal record. If a felony is branded on your record, your opportunities in life significantly diminish. This is not something you ever want to face. Below are the further penalties you would face if convicted of drug trafficking. It is no exaggeration to say these consequences are extremely grave and can even ruin your life.
The harshest penalties fall on drug offenses that involve this list of illegal drugs. Penalty Group 1 substances include cocaine and heroin. Even a fractional amount of one of these substances can land you in jail. The severity of the charge varies according to the amount you are charged with delivering:
These illegal substances include such drugs as ecstasy, which is also known as MDMA. Even distributing a trace amount of such a substance can land you in jail. Penalties depend on how much you are charged with trafficking:
Even those these illicit drugs are not sentenced quite as heavily as the above penalty groups, delivery of less than an ounce of these controlled substances is still a serious offense. The punishment is based on the amount you are charged with selling:
Trafficking marijuana, or marihuana, does not fall into any of these categories and is sentenced differently. Nonetheless, whatever the charge you are confronted with, you are looking at years in jail in prison, hefty fines, and a stain on your record. This is a time where you need sterling legal defense.
At Hamilton Grant PC, we are dedicated to providing excellent representation for all our clients. We fight to ensure that our clients receive a fair trial, and we strive to achieve optimal results in every case. Deeply committed to justice, we know what harsh penalties could befall those who are mistakenly charged with drug trafficking. We never want to see that happen. To fight against this, we have decades of experience and outstanding legal ability to bring to the table. Our founding attorney is an AV Preeminent® rated lawyer, a testament to premier legal skill and high ethical standards. When you need a drug crime lawyer who will work tirelessly to provide you the best defense possible, look to our criminal defense firm. You cannot afford delay when the rest of your life is on the line. If you want to learn what we can do for you, do not hesitate to contact our firm today!