Strong Defense For People Charged With Drug Violations

If you've been charged with a drug violation including possession, manufacture, or sales and distribution, you need a drug charges lawyer. Don't make the mistake of thinking these charges are minor and try to defend your own case. Even possessing a small amount of drugs can result in large fines and jail time.

At Malcolm Miranda and Associates, P.C., we defend clients facing drug violations charges or other criminal violations. We listen to clients. We don't judge you. We prepare you.

Call our office in McKinney, Texas, to speak with an experienced drug crimes attorney at 469-714-0240.

Texas Drug Convictions Carry Serious Penalties

Texas drug laws have stiff penalties, even for first-time offenses, if convicted, such as with these two common drugs:

  • Marijuana - possession of less than two ounces has a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. So, convictions involving even small amounts of drugs can result in jail time and huge fines.
  • Cocaine — Felony charge for possessing less than one gram and up to two years in jail. Excessive amounts, more than 200 grams, can carry sentences of up to 99 years in jail.

Fines And Jail Time Can Double

In Texas, cultivation and manufacturing charges apply to anyone involved in any step of the manufacturing process. This includes people who only supply equipment used for the manufacturing. Additionally, fines and jail time can be doubled if the manufacturing occurs at or near playgrounds or schools.

We Will Defend Your Rights

Our goal is to have a defense strategy that will get you the best possible outcome to your case. We can review the police report and investigate to make sure your constitutional rights were not violated during the arrest or search and seizure. There are many other strategies for defense, as well, including arguing entrapment, lack of ownership, drugs missing at time of trial and other defenses.

Some court districts may also allow for sentences to be reduced to participating in a rehabilitation program rather than serving jail time. We can assist you in trying to get your charges reduced or dropped.

Get Legal Help Now

Don't wait to get started on your defense. Call us to speak with an attorney at 469-714-0240 or contact us online. Don't leave your future to chance.