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Dallas Drug Crime Attorneys

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime in Dallas or Fort Worth, you need legal representation to ensure that you protect your rights. An experienced drug crimes attorney will fight to keep you out of jail, save you money and avoid damage to your personal and business reputation. For this reason, you should contact a lawyer as early as possible after your arrest.

At Kraft & Associates, we can bring more than 45 years of experience to your case. We are knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys who know state and federal drug laws and how the criminal justice system works in Texas. We will work tirelessly to pursue the best possible outcome for you. Contact us right away to discuss your case.

Why Get Help from an Attorney After a Dallas Drug Crime Arrest?

We are a team of highly skilled and dedicated attorneys and staff members, many of whom have been with Kraft & Associates for several decades. We can provide a wide range of services if you have been charged with a drug-related offense. When you work with Kraft & Associates, we can:

  • Seek your release from custody while your case is pending
  • Ensure that you understand all legal, financial and personal implications of the charges against you
  • Discuss your possible defenses and legal strategies
  • Review all options available to you, from entering a plea (in exchange for probation or a reduced sentence) to taking your case to trial.

We will thoroughly review all of the evidence against you, which will allow us to identify and assess potential problems with the prosecution’s case. For instance, depending on the facts and circumstances in your case, we may pursue defenses such as:

  • The police obtained the evidence in a search or seizure that violated your constitutional rights.
  • The police failed to advise you of your Miranda rights when they questioned you while you were in custody, including your right to remain silent and your right to speak with an attorney.
  • The police and prosecution relied on information from an unreliable informant.
  • The forensic chemist failed to follow proper testing procedure.
  • You did not knowingly possess the controlled substance.

Our Dallas drug crimes lawyers have decades worth of experience with defending clients, navigating the criminal justice system and dealing with police and prosecutors. More importantly, we do the hard work that it takes to mount an effective defense against a drug crime prosecution. We know that your future is at stake, and we will do everything we can to protect that future.

Types of Drug Crimes in Dallas

At Kraft & Associates, we defend clients who have been charged with offenses related to marijuana, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, opiates, MDMA, prescription drugs and other controlled substances commonly involved in drug arrests in Dallas. We handle a wide range of felony and misdemeanor drug cases in state and federal courts, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance
  • Maintaining a dwelling for drug-related purposes
  • Possession (or delivery) of drug paraphernalia
  • Financial transactions derived from or intended to further a drug offense
  • Prescription drug offenses such as issuing a forged prescription or obtaining (or attempting to obtain) a controlled substance by misrepresentation or a fraudulent prescription.

What Penalties Can You Face If Convicted of a Drug Crime in Dallas?

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in Dallas, you should understand the potential legal consequences. The type of punishment will depend on factors such as:

Type of drug – Texas law puts controlled substances in six penalty groups, with marijuana offenses punished in a separate group. Those groups and different drugs found within them are:

  • Penalty Group 1 – Opiates, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, PCP, GHB, ketamine
  • Penalty Group 1A – LSD
  • Penalty Group 2 – Hallucinogenic substances such as MDMA (“ecstasy”), PCP, psilocybin and mescaline
  • Penalty Group 2A – Synthetic chemical compounds that mimic cannabinoids such as Spice or K2 (or “synthetic marijuana”)
  • Penalty Group 3 – Certain types of opiates and opioids that are not listed in Penalty Group 1 as well as stimulants such as Ritalin, depressants such as Xanax, anabolic steroids and prescription drugs with the potential for abuse
  • Penalty Group 4 – Certain types of opiates and opioids that are not listed in Penalty Group 1 (and contain non-narcotic active ingredients) and prescription drugs that carry the potential for abuse.

Amount – Simply put: The higher the amount, the greater the penalty. For example, the possession of two ounces or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor that can result in a fine of up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail. If a person possesses more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, they can face between five years to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Alleged conduct – The potential fines and incarceration periods within each penalty group generally are higher for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance than they are for mere possession.

Involvement of a child – The punishment for a drug offense in Texas can be increased if it is done in the presence of a child or uses a child in the commission of the offense.

Location – If delivery of a controlled substance occurs in, on or within 1,000 feet of a “drug-free zone” such as a school, it can greatly enhance the punishment.

State or federal – If federal authorities arrest you, or if you are accused of committing a drug offense on federal property such as a national park, your case would be prosecuted in federal court under federal law.

Drug-related convictions could have serious consequences that go beyond legal penalties. For instance, those who have criminal records often have difficulty finding a job or securing employment. If you are a college student, you could face disciplinary action at school or miss out on financial aid. With so much at stake, it is critical for those who have been accused of drug offenses in Texas to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Get Help from a Dallas Drug Crime Attorney Serving Dallas Since 1971

For more than 45 years, our law firm has protected the rights of people charged with drug-related offenses and other crimes in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas in Texas. We take pride in providing aggressive, cost-effective representation. If you have questions or concerns about your own pending drug charges, please don’t hesitate to call or contact us online at Kraft & Associates. We can meet with you right away and start your defense.