Denton Drug Crimes Attorney
A skilled drug crimes defense attorney can make all the difference in your case. The State of Texas takes a hard stance against drug crimes. As such, any convictions of drug related crime can carry with them a heavy penalty. At the Denton law offices of Boswell Legal Group, we handle drug crime defense with professionalism, integrity and respect.
Contact us by calling 940-382-4711 to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your drug charges.
Drug Charge Defense
The first thing you want to keep in mind when facing a possible drug charge in Texas is that not all charges are equal. You may be facing a misdemeanor or a felony—depending on all the facts of your case. The facts of particular importance when it comes to classifying the degree of the drug charge include the quantities of any drugs or money involved as well as existing criminal history.
At Boswell Legal Group, our lawyers represent clients facing a wide range of drug charges including:
- Possession of illegal drugs:
- Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), crack, ecstasy, heroin
- Possession of controlled substances:
- Percocet (OxyContin), Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Valium, Lortab, Xanax
- Possession with intent to sell or distribute
- Distribution / delivery of drugs
- Prescription fraud
It is important to remember that drug charges in Denton County are not always as straightforward as they seem — even if you were found in possession of drugs during a search of your car or person. Evidence is not automatically admissible at trial, particularly if the police acted improperly or illegally in obtaining it. Evidence may be excluded from the courtroom if the police did not have reasonable suspicion to pull your vehicle over or if they entered your home without a warrant.
Transporting Marijuana from Colorado to Texas
Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states for recreational purposes, individuals who legally purchased marijuana may find themselves in trouble with the law if they bring this legally purchased marijuana into the state of Texas.
The laws in Texas hold, bringing marijuana that was legally purchased elsewhere in the US into the state can be punishable by state drug laws. This is true even if the amount of marijuana in question is under two ounces.
If you or someone in your family is facing criminal drug charges in the state of Texas for marijuana purchased legally in a different state, you need to call us at 1-800-927-4652 toll-free or 940-382-4711 to schedule a free initial consultation about the charges you are facing.
If you are accused of prescription fraud in any of the following forms, we can help:
- Altering a prescription
- Calling in a fraudulent prescription
- Theft of a prescription
- Possession of a drug prescribed for another person
We will explore every option when constructing your drug crime defense. If you have special needs — like chemical dependency or addiction — we can help you get the treatment you need. In sensitive matters like chemical dependency, we are mindful of both your community and career reputations, and act discreetly to help you preserve your good name.
College Student Drug Possession
A conviction may jeopardize future educational, housing and career prospects, as well as a student’s eligibility to receive federal student aid. That is why at Boswell Legal Group, we represent students so aggressively. We proudly represent students at local high schools and colleges like the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, UT Arlington, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and North Central Texas College.
In addition to defending clients against drug crimes charges, we also help people who have been convicted clear their criminal records.
Penalties You May Face for Drug Charges in Texas
If you are facing drug charges in Denton or the surrounding area, you could face a variety of penalties. These include:
- Jail time or incarceration
- A suspension of your driver’s license for as long as six months
- Steep fines
- The inclusion of a felony or misdemeanor drug charge on your record
Even more significant than a drug possession charge is a distribution charge. If authorities find enough drugs in your possession, they may try to seek such a charge instead of a simply possession. The penalties resulting from such a charge would be much harsher and would likely affect both your ability to find a place to rent and a place to work.
Too much is at stake to leave your charge in the hands of anyone less than a qualified defense attorney who knows both Texas state law and the local court system. To discuss your charges in a free, confidential consultation, call us at 940-382-4711. You may also contact us online. We accept Visa and MasterCard and offer flexible hours.