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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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November 18, 2019

Texas Controlled Substances Laws

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Texas, you may be in need of some information on controlled substances laws. Conviction on a drug crime can significantly alter your life, so speak with an attorney about your case.

Drug laws can be complicated and difficult to understand, so we’ve broken the laws and penalties down for you below.

Laws and Penalties for Drug Offenses in Texas

If you’re convicted of a drug crime, the penalties can vary, depending on the amount you’re found in possession of, your intent (use or sale), what kind of drug it was, and your criminal history.

Possession of Controlled Substances

  • The minimum penalties for drug possession are confinement in jail for up to 180 days, a fine of up to $2,000, possible probation, and possible drug treatment.
  • The maximum penalties for drug possession are prison for life and a fine of up to $250,000.

Delivery or Manufacture of Controlled Substances

  • The minimum penalties for drug delivery or manufacture are confinement in jail for up to 180 days, a fine of up to $2,000, possible probation, and possible drug treatment.
  • The maximum penalties for drug delivery or manufacture are life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Possession of Marijuana

  • The minimum penalties for marijuana possession are confinement in jail for up to 180 days, a fine of up to $2,000, possible probation, and possible drug treatment.
  • The maximum penalties for marijuana possession are prison for life and a fine of up to $50,000.

Consult with a Fort Worth Drug Crime Lawyer

Understanding Texas’ controlled substances laws is helpful, but if you’ve already been charged with a drug offense, you probably need an attorney to keep the charge off your record. There are defenses against drug charges, so never sign a plea agreement without first speaking with a qualified lawyer.

The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have a record of success with cases just like yours. We may be able to get a felony offense reduced to a misdemeanor or get your drug charge dismissed completely. Call us at 817-605-1010 to discuss your case, or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.

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