Drug Possession Defense in Dallas
Working to Protect You from Serious Charges
When it comes to criminal defense for a drug crime, you need a lawyer who is tough, knows criminal law forwards and backwards and believes in giving the client the best defense possible. No matter how overwhelming the charges or allegations may seem, Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Nelson Knight has the experience and skill necessary to provide excellent representation. He may be able to get the criminal charges against you dismissed or reduced! When faced with severe and life-altering penalties, you need a drug crime lawyer in Dallas who truly cares about your case.
Potential Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas
The State of Texas is one that takes drug crime very seriously, and possession of illegal substances nearly always yield felony charges with serious prison time if fully convicted.
The penalties for possession vary by substance and by amount in possession. These are maximum:
- Marijuana under 2 ounces: up to 180 days in jail, $2,000 in fines
- Marijuana over 2 ounces: up to 20 years in prison, $10,000 in fines
- Marijuana over 2,000 pounds: up to a life sentence in prison
- Illicit drugs (heroin, cocaine, ecstasy) less than a gram: up to 2 years in jail, $10,000 in fines
- High volume of same illicit drugs: up to a life sentence in prison
Make sure you have an attorney on your side doing everything possible to defend you from the legal ramifications of drug possession charges!
Why hire Knight Law Office?
Penalties for the crime of drug possession vary depending on the type of drug and how much of it was found in someone's possession. The penalties assessed also depend on if the drugs were intended for distribution (drug dealing) or for personal use. Drug possession connected to DWI is a serious matter in the eyes of the law. Hiring a Dallas criminal defense lawyer is crucial if you want the best chance of defeating the charges against you and avoiding the steep fines, jail time and other severe penalties for this crime. Defense Attorney Knight has helped clients facing the penalties and punishments associated with drug crimes.
Contact a Dallas drug possession lawyer as soon as possible if you have been accused of a drug crime. A case evaluation is the first step.