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Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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Fort Worth Drug Distribution Lawyer

If you’re convicted, a drug distribution charge could seriously impact your life. To learn how to avoid a conviction or have your charges reduced, call a Fort Worth drug distribution attorney at our office.

Trafficking, selling, and transporting drugs are all very serious crimes in Texas. Even the lightest sentence can get you jail time, a hefty fine, and a felony on your record. All drug trafficking crimes are felonies, which is why it’s so important to fight a conviction.

A Fort Worth drug distribution lawyer from our office can fight to have your charges dropped or considerably reduced. A felony on your record will impact your entire life, and if you already have prior offenses, you could be looking at serious prison time if you’re convicted of a repeat offense.

Penalties for Distributing Drugs in Fort Worth

As with most crimes, the penalties for drug distribution will depend on several factors, such as:

  • Your age
  • Your criminal history
  • The amount of the drug in your possession
  • Which schedule of drugs you’re accused of possessing
  • Whether you involved a minor in the commission of the offense

See the table below for a basic idea of penalties for drug distribution in Fort Worth:

OffensePenalties
Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled SubstancesMinimum punishment: state jail felony, confinement in state jail for between 180 days and two years, fine of up to $10,000

Maximum punishment: felony, confinement in prison for life or between fifteen and ninety-nine years, fine of no more than $250,000

Delivery of MarijuanaMinimum punishment: state jail felony, confinement in state jail between 180 days and two years, fine of up to $2,000

Maximum punishment: felony, confinement in prison for life or between ten and ninety-nine years, fine of no more than $100,000

 

Defenses Against Fort Worth Drug Distribution Convictions

There’s no doubt about it—being convicted of transporting drugs can lead to some serious legal penalties. If convicted, you will most likely spend time in jail or prison, you will face a large fine, and your criminal record will be forever marred. Still, there are always ways to avoid a conviction or have your charges reduced.

Many prosecutors will allow you to plead to a lesser charge in exchange for information on a higher-priority case, for example. Here are some of the possible defenses your lawyer could use, depending on the details of your Fort Worth drug distribution case:

  • Lack of knowledge that you were transporting drugs
  • Mistake of fact
  • Duress (being forced to transport drugs under threat)
  • Police errors
  • Lab errors
  • You intended to use the drugs, not distribute them

Reach Out to a Fort Worth Drug Distribution Attorney

Distributing drugs is a very serious crime. The penalties are severe, and even after you’ve served your time, your conviction will likely impact you for life. Don’t risk conviction by trying to fight such serious charges on your own. A qualified lawyer can defend you every step of the way toward clearing your name.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have experience defending those accused of all kinds of drug crimes. We know the laws and how to find police procedural errors or holes in the prosecution’s case. Call 817-605-1010 or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with a Fort Worth drug distribution lawyer.

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