A Serious Defense For Your Drug Charges
In Texas, drug charges can upend your life and cast doubt on your entire future. You will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the legal challenges and create a serious defense on your behalf.
At The Law Offices of Scott Mackenzie, P.C., we know how to carefully and compassionately handle any charges you face. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience. We know that time is of the essence in any criminal case. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can get started on a strategic defense for the charges you face, and the better outcome you are likely to have.
Penalties For Drug Offenses
If you are accused of any drug offenses, whether possession, manufacturing or trafficking, you face serious consequences that can alter your life. These consequences include:
- Jail time
- Driver’s license suspension
- Inability to maintain your current employment
- Inability to obtain jobs in the future
- Inability to receive financial aid for school
As you can see, the consequences go far beyond the legal penalties given by the state. That is why we take the time to create an individualized legal defense to fight your charges.
What Constitutes Drug Trafficking In Texas?
The Texas Controlled Substances Act of 1973, under statute §481.112, reads that drug trafficking is a felony offense that occurs when an individual “knowingly manufactures, delivers, or possesses with intent to deliver a controlled substance.” Each state has a different regulation for the amount of drugs, often by weight, that reaches the level for trafficking. In Texas, the following amounts apply:
- State jail felony – If the amount of the substance (by aggregate weight) includes dilutants or adulterants less than one gram.
- First-degree felony – If the amount of the substance is (by aggregate weight) including dilutants or adulterants four grams or more but less than 200 grams.
- Second-degree felony – if the amount of the substance is (by aggregate weight) including dilutants or adulterants one gram or more but less than four grams.
In certain cases, drug trafficking can be a federal offense. To protect your future and reputation, contact The Law Offices of Scott Mackenzie, P.C.. No matter what charges you are faced with, we work hard to protect your rights when they are being threatened.