Drug Charges

Serious Accusations Require an Aggressive Defense Team

Drug crimes come with extremely severe penalties and can be charged at a state or federal level depending on the circumstances of the allegations. Because of the seriousness of drug-related crimes, it is absolutely vital to your freedom and well being to contact Aguirre Law Group immediately after facing arrest for a drug case.

Penalty Groups and Potential Penalties

In Texas, controlled substances are placed into various penalty groups based on their potential for abuse and harmfulness. Some of the most common narcotics in each penalty group include:

  • Penalty Group I – Cocaine, Codeine, Marijuana, Oxycodone, Opium, and Methamphetamines

  • Penalty Group II – Mescaline, Ecstasy, Methaqualone, and Amphetamine

  • Penalty Group III – Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Xanax, Methylphenidate, and Valium

The penalties for drug misdemeanors and felony offenses in Texas include:

  • Class A misdemeanor – Up to 1 year in jail and/or fine up to $4,000

  • Class B misdemeanor – Up to 180 days in jail and/or fine up to $2,000

  • Third-degree felony – Between 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000

  • Second-degree felony – Between 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000

  • First-degree felony – Between 5 to 99 years or life in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000

  • Life felony – between 5 to 99 years (or life) in prison and/or a fine up to $250,000

Types of Drug Charges Aguirre Law Group Defends Against

Texas state law provides harsh sentences for drug-related crimes. There are a number of factors that can affect the type of penalties you may face including but not limited to:

  • The type of drugs involved in the crime

  • The quantity of the drugs

  • Any previous drug offense convictions

  • Your alleged intent with the drug(s)

  • Whether minors were allegedly involved

  • The location where you were arrested (i.e. school zone)

  • Whether other crimes took place

  • Whether a deadly weapon was used during the crime

At Aguirre Law Group, our determined lawyer is adept at handling drug crime cases of all kinds including:

  • Possession

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Sales

  • Smuggling

  • Manufacturing

  • Trafficking

  • Transportation

  • Possession with intent to distribute

  • Prescription fraud

Many of these crimes can be charged as felonies and punishment can include years in prison as well as fines as high as $100,000.

Why You Need Aguirre Law Group

The gravity of a drug crime charge cannot be overstated. These accusations can effectively ruin your life and reputation, putting your ability to work at risk. Do not lose hope or give up without a fight. You have Constitutional rights that cannot be violated.

We will perform a thorough investigation of all the circumstances surrounding your charge as well as analyze the charges against you for weak points and illegal actions that infringed upon your rights.

Contact the criminal defense experts at Aguirre Law Group to obtain the legal solution you need to get your life back. Reach out and speak directly with us at (956) 621-2748 .

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