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What Are Common Texas Drug Crimes?

It’s important to know the common drug crimes in Texas if you are worried about being charged or convicted yourself. You should also be aware of which substances are controlled and what the crime and punishment rules are for the different kinds of substances. Criminal charges in Texas can range from a class C misdemeanor to a first-degree felony. 

A local Fort Worth drug crime lawyer from The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy is familiar with all of these things and wants to help you with your case.

Federal Controlled Substances Laws 

The War on Drugs has caused a lot of substances to become controlled. According to federal regulations, there are five different schedules, or classifications, for controlled substances. Schedule one is the most severe and schedule five is the least severe. Depending on which controlled substance and how much of it you are alleged to have been involved with, your potential penalties for a conviction will vary. 

Some schedule 1 substances include:

  • Marijuana
  • Psilocin 
  • Psilocybin 
  • MDMA
  • LSD 
  • Heroin 

Arrests for heroin and crystal meth are rising throughout the United States, and sentences and punishments for them have become very strict in the past few years. If you find yourself being arrested for being in possession of a schedule 1 drug, consider contacting a lawyer to help you. 

Drug Crime Punishments in Texas 

Since Texas drug crimes are increasing, law enforcement has been more strict and severe with punishments in the last few years.

 If you are convicted of carrying enough drugs for the intent to distribute, your penalties will be more severe. A minimum substance punishment for selling a controlled substance is 180 days to 2 years and a $10,000 fine. The maximum sentence is a prison for 15 to 99 years and fines up to $250,000. Life sentences are also possible if you are convicted of selling or distributing the drugs

Punishments can also increase if you are convicted of selling within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare center. If you are charged with only having enough of the substance for yourself, the punishments are usually less intense. However, it will depend on the judge who oversees your case.

Can Drug Charges Be Dropped? 

The simple answer is yes, but it depends greatly on the lawyer and what you are charged with. If you are charged with having large amounts of drugs or were arrested in a “drug-free zone,” the chances of the charges being dropped are very slim. 

The best thing you can do is get an experienced and professional lawyer on your side. They can negotiate with the prosecution to get some or all your charges dropped in the best-case scenario. They can also try to get your sentencing or fines reduced if not dropped completely. 

Charged with a Drug Crime in Texas? Get Ahold of a Lawyer

Drug crimes in Texas are common, but you don’t have to end up as just another statistic. Find out what options may be best for you by consulting with a Texas lawyer who specializes in drug arrests at The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. To reach our firm, call 817-605-1010 or fill out the contact form below.

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