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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.