Austin Drug Crime Lawyers
Legal Defense for State and Federal Controlled Substances Offenses
The state and federal governments take drug crime charges seriously. Law enforcement officials will fully investigate anyone suspected of manufacturing, possessing, or distributing controlled substances, and a prosecutor will seek maximum punishments. The penalties for state or federal drug crimes are severe and include incarceration and/or fines. A conviction can also come with a range of collateral consequences, such as eligibility for certain federal benefits and a passport. A lot is at stake when you are charged with a controlled substance offense. That is why it is necessary to have a criminal defense attorney stand up for you.
At Peek Law Group, our Austin and San Antonio drug crime lawyers have extensive experience fighting serious criminal charges. We have handled thousands of cases and have represented clients in state and federal courts. Our team applies our thorough knowledge of the law and leverages our skills and creativity to develop sound legal strategies. Recognizing how your case has and could affect you, we are prepared to pursue a just outcome on your behalf.
Drug Cases We Handle
Although the Texas and federal governments have separate laws concerning controlled substance crimes, the statutes prohibit similar conduct.
Drug offenses include:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug distributing
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription drug fraud
Our team is ready to take on all types of drug crime charges at the state or federal level. Whatever you have been accused of, you can turn to us for zealous advocacy.
Drug Crime Penalties
The punishments imposed for a drug offense depend on several factors.
- Whether the state or federal government has jurisdiction,
- The amount of the drug,
- The type of substance,
- The defendant’s criminal history, and
- The nature of the offense.
In Texas, controlled substance offenses range from Class B misdemeanors (punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or up to $2,000 in fines) to first-degree felonies (punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines). Federal drug crimes are also misdemeanors or felonies, with lower-level offenses penalized by no more than 1 year of imprisonment and higher-level offenses penalized by up to life imprisonment and/or up to $10,000,000 in fines.
At Peek Law Group, we conduct a full legal analysis of drug cases to identify weaknesses in proof and violations of our clients’ rights to determine a path forward.
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If you have been charged with a drug crime, get a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Retaining legal counsel early can increase the chances of pursuing an optimal outcome.