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Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

In the State of Texas, there are certain substances/drugs that have been made illegal by the state or government, both at the state and federal level. In accordance with these drug laws, it is against the law to possess, sell, use, sell, traffic, distribute, any of these controlled substances. Drug charges consist of either a misdemeanor or felony. In Austin, most cases are felonies. The most common offenses are possession of cocaine possession of as well as marijuana. With us, rest assure that every drug offense will be aggressively defended as you could be facing harsh consequences.

We understand that things happen and some times you can be in the wrong place with the wrong crowd. With our expertise, we will do everything in our power to get your charges dropped, off your record, or reduced. Don’t be afraid to schedule a free consultation just to understand your options. We know this can be a difficult time, let us stand up for you.

Different Drug Charges

Drug Distribution
With accordance to § 481.204, the unauthorized distribution of a controlled substance is a criminal offense.

Drug Manufacturing
Drug manufacturing consist of the creation of illegal drugs in a chemical lab or growing room. The size of the drugs amount will determine the charge of the crime.

Drug Possession
Possessing most controlled substances is usually considered a felony in Austin Tx. Possession of marijuana tends to be a misdemeanour most of the time.
Drug Sales

There doesn’t need to be actual drugs sold or any money to switch parties for you to be arrested. You can be arrested for this felony by in your possession, items like a scales, altered windows, and people coming and going from your home at late hours. Most of these charges we have extreme success in getting them dropped for lack of evidence.

Drug Smuggling
Drug Smuggling consist of people who transport drugs from one state or country to another. Internationally this can bring major federal charges.

Drug Trafficking
Drug Trafficking consist of the creation, manufacture, distribution and sale of illegal narcotics and drugs.

Drug Transportation
Drug transportation consist of illegal drugs, or narcotics, being transported from tone place to another. It doesn’t matter if there is a small amounts of narcotics or large amounts, both crimes are serious offenses.

Possession of Controlled Substances
In the Sate of Texas, there are many different levels of drugs. The law states Schedule I drugs are considered the highest. Those drugs include marijuana, heroin. Meth, most pills, and more.

Possession of Marijuana
In Austin Tx, most cases of possession of marijuana are classified as a class B misdemeanor. Anything more than 2,000 lbs of marijuana is a felony in the first degree.

Possession with Intent to Distribute
In this case, the state will have to prove that the defense had the intent to distribute. This tends to be a difficult charge to prove, but the amount of narcotics in your possession really determines the charge

Prescription Drugs
Even prescription medications can be considered a drug and need to be followed to there exact directions. If you obtain prescription drugs without a prescription that is considered illegal. You must have a licensed Doctor prescription to posses prescription drugs.

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Office Location

Law Office of Richard Gentry
812 San Antonio St.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Office: 512-499-0007
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