Williamson County Drug Crime Attorney
Looking for a lawyer for drug charges in Round Rock or Georgetown?
If you have been charged with a drug crime or controlled substance offense,
the sentence you could receive upon conviction depends on several factors.
To begin with, there are different penalties for state and federal drug
crimes, and it is important to note that federal drug offenses are subject
to harsh minimum mandatory sentencing guidelines.
Drug Crime Penalties in Texas
The type of drugs involved in the offense is another factor, since each
type of drug is assigned to a specific category or schedule under the
Controlled Substance Act, and higher schedules are associated with tougher
penalties. Finally, the quantity of drugs involved will play a major role
in determining your sentence.
Using marijuana as an example, here are the range of penalties for drug
crimes associated with the substance:
- Possession of 2 ounces or less is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up
to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine
- Possession of between 2 and 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor punishable
by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine
- Possession of up to 5 pounds is a felony with a sentence of up to 2 years
in prison and a $10,000 fine
- Possession of up to 50 pounds is a felony of the third degree with a sentence
of up to 10 years in prison
- Possession of up to 2,0000 pounds is a felony of the second degree with
a sentence of up to 20 years in prison
In addition to fines and imprisonment, drug crime sentences frequently
include a court order to receive drug addiction treatment. Furthermore,
a conviction for a controlled substance offense can result in a mandatory
driver's license suspension lasting 180 days, along with a requirement
to attend a 15-hour drug education program. A conviction would also leave
you with a criminal record, which can make it exceedingly difficult to
find suitable employment.
Speak with a Williamson County criminal lawyer now!
Don't let an arrest for a drug-related crime ruin your future! Contact
us now at R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law for a free, confidential consultation with the
Williamson County criminal defense attorney from our team. We take pride in fighting to
defend our clients against the harsh penalties they face, and we are ready
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