Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Denton | Cooke | Wise
The state of Texas treats drug crimes as a very severe offense, appropriating vast amounts of resources to aid the prosecution in fighting drug crime cases. This can significantly intimidate those arrested and accused of drug crimes in Texas. Denton defense attorney, Paige McCormick, understands the difficulty and complexity of these indictments and is ready and willing to defend those struggling under these weighty accusations. A drug crime conviction can cost certain rights and freedoms, cause the deportation of aliens, and result in the search and seizure of your assets and property. Because of this and more, it is vital you seek the best counsel available to help minimize the risk of conviction, protect your rights, and secure the most beneficial outcome possible.
Paige McCormick is an experienced, established attorney and former prosecutor who defends clients involved in illegal drug activities such as:
- Drug sales, distribution, or trafficking
- Drug possession
- Drug manufacturing/cultivating
- Federal drug crimes
How Texas Laws Handle Marijuana Legally Purchased in Colorado and Other States
Since the sale and consumption of marijuana in Colorado and several other states has been legalized, more and more college students returning home to Texas have faced legal troubles by bringing marijuana that they legally obtained in other states across state lines. This is still a new area for the law and cases are being tried continually that shape the precedent Texas courts will follow when it comes to the prosecution of such individuals found guilty of violating Texas’s state laws on marijuana.
Make no mistake, even if marijuana is legally obtained in another state, it is still illegal to possess or use that marijuana within the state of Texas. If you are in the Denton area and facing charges arising from the possession or use of marijuana legally obtained in other states, call us today as you need representation immediately from someone who knows the law and has compassion for your situation.
What you really need to understand is that the circumstances of your case will dictate the possible charges and severity of the penalty. That is to say, the more marijuana you have on you, and if you have prior charges will be of primary concern when prosecuting your case – just as in typical marijuana cases in the state of Texas.
Penalties of a Drug Crime Conviction
Several factors influence the repercussions of a drug crime conviction. These can depend on the type and quantity of the drugs, if minors or weapons were involved, whether the defendant has a criminal record, or any other circumstances relating to the incident. Based on the offense, the consequences of a drug crime conviction can encompass probation, community service, jail time that can be as short as 180 days or as long as 99 years, fines from $10,000 that can go up to $250,000, periodic testing, and drug education or counseling programs. As you can see, the penalties are too big to risk. This is especially true with distribution and delivery of controlled substances
Defenses for Drug Possession Charges
There are several ways we can argue to defend drug possession charges brought against you. These include:
- Proving the drugs are not intended for human consumption.
- Demonstrating the defendant lacked any knowledge of the controlled substance they are accused of being having possessed.
- Showing the drug is medical marijuana.
- Demonstrating an insufficient amount of the drug was present for the charges filed.
- Demonstrating the drug has been approved for conditional use by the FDA and that the defendant was acting in accordance with the exemptions it has enacted.
If you have questions and would like to discuss the details of your case and possible defenses, just give us a call or fill out the contact form on this website.
As with any other conviction, a drug crime indictment can alter the future and reputation of the offender, greatly impacting his or her ability to secure employment, housing, education, and more. Whenever facing a criminal charge having legal assistance from a proven and knowledgeable attorney is the most important aspect of your defense. Paige McCormick understands how the court system functions and how the prosecution constructs their cases. She is familiar with clients facing the often overwhelming charges of drug crimes and will fight with you every step of the way.