Texas courts do not go easy on drug crime offenders. Heavy penalties ranging from a state jail felony to life in prison await drug offenders. Depending on the type of drug (penalty group) and quantity found in one’s possession, a minimum sentence for a distribution or trafficking conviction can range from 180 days to two years in state jail for state jail offenses, accompanied by no more than a $10,000 fine and up to life in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000 for first-degree felonies. Conviction on a first-degree felony charge in a trafficking case carries a sentence of between 15 years and life in prison.
You Need Aggressive, Determined Defense
At Scott M. Brown & Associates in Pearland, our attorneys handle drug distribution defense cases throughout the Greater Houston area. Our law firm defends drug distribution/trafficking/PWID cases involving quantities ranging from less than a gram to more than 400 grams or, in the case of marijuana, more than 2,000 pounds. If you have been convicted in the past, that will be a factor in your case. If you are arrested in the vicinity of a school zone or playground or selling to minors, that will be a factor in your case.
Our experienced, trial-tested lawyers are familiar with the nuanced defense required in cases involving marijuana, heroin, krokodil, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, PCP, bath salts, Vicodin, Valium, Ritalin, Xanax, hydrocodone, various other prescription drugs and other controlled substances. Depending on the category of drug, as defined by the Texas controlled substance schedule, the consequences you face will vary, but your need for professional defense representation will not change.
Every drug charge in Texas carries heavy consequences, but our firm can defend you and mitigate those consequences to the fullest extent possible. We will protect your constitutional rights and challenge the evidence law enforcement gathers at every opportunity.
Contact Scott M. Brown & Associates
Email or call us today to discuss your defense at 979-849-8526.