Dallas Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Challenging the Prosecution's Evidence & Reducing Charges
Get the help of a Dallas drug crimes attorney immediately if you or someone you care about has been arrested or charged with any type of drug crime. The Texas criminal justice system takes drug possession, use, dealing, trafficking and/or selling very seriously so you need an experienced defense lawyer dedicated solely to criminal defense.
Why Choose Knight Law Office
Dallas Criminal Attorney, Nelson Knight, at the Knight Law Office has the experience and drive to help the client get the best outcome possible.
- Former Prosecutor
- Highly Respected Dallas Attorney
- Practicing Criminal Defense Since 1998
- Tried 175+ Jury Trials to Verdict
Attorney Knight has been on both sides of a criminal court case which gives any client an advantage when it comes to developing a strong strategy for his or her defense. Our law office represents clients in Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County and Tarrant County as well as surrounding areas in North Texas.
Penalties for a Drug Crime Conviction in Texas
Specific penalties for Dallas drug crime convictions are dependent upon the specific circumstances in the situation. The type of drug, how much was found and what was being done with it determine the amount of fines and/or jail time prosecution will seek.
Texas laws divide penalties into 5 groups plus a 6th specifically regarding marijuana. Felony cases for drugs carry penalties ranging from 6 months in the jail to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000 for cocaine, heroin, meth, and similar drugs.
Misdemeanor convictions exist for drug crimes involving illegal possession or sale of prescription drugs (Xanax, Ritalin, etc.) and drugs containing motofen, buprenorphine and similar compounds along with fines of $4000 and up to one year in jail for having less than 28 grams of the drug. Fines and jail time increase significantly with larger amounts of the drug or drugs in question. These are very serious penalties that can severely impact and disrupt your life.