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McAllen Drug Crime Attorney
Proven Criminal Defense Representation
Texas has some of the toughest drug laws in the country, and the government is pursuing drug convictions even more aggressively than in the past. This has resulted in more serious penalties and aggressive sentencing guidelines. Depending on the type of drug, the quantity, and your perceived intent, you could be facing harsh penalties such as steep fines, incarceration, and a criminal record.
Our criminal defense firm can defend clients facing charges involving any type of controlled substance, including:
- Prescription drugs (Xanax, Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.)
Whether you have been accused of misdemeanor drug possession, sale, intent to distribute, manufacturing, felony trafficking, or another drug-related offense, contact an attorney immediately. Our McAllen criminal defense attorney works closely with each client to develop an effective defense while guiding you through the criminal process. We can protect your interests and help you minimize the effects of a drug charge on your future.
What are Texas’ Drug Crime Penalties?
The state of Texas prosecutes drug crimes harshly. Depending on if you’ve been charged with drug possession or drug trafficking, you could be facing major fines and substantial jail time.
There are 4 classes of drugs under Texas law. The penalties you could be facing are dependent on which drugs were found in your possession. The charges for drug possession in Texas vary between a“Class A” misdemeanor up to a felony in the first degree. If charged with a felony in the first degree you could be facing life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
If you have beencharged with drug trafficking in Texas, the charges vary depending on what kind and how much of drug that is being trafficked. The penalties vary from 180 days in jail up to 99 years in prison if charged with a first-degree felony.
Experienced Hidalgo County Drug Crime Legal Counsel
Our law firm includes a seasoned attorney who is a former prosecutor who can bring extensive insight into how drug crimes are investigated and prosecuted. We are intimately familiar with the local courts, the laws, and the key players, including the judges and prosecutors.
Our firm can scrutinize search and seizure procedures, police conduct, and whether your rights were violated. If we find that evidence was illegally obtained, we push to have it dismissed. In many cases, without the drugs as evidence, the charges are usually dismissed and our clients are able to walk away without the burden of a criminal conviction.
At The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC, we can provide you with hard-hitting and effective representation, no matter how serious your drug offense. Early intervention is key to obtaining a favorable outcome, especially during the initial stages of a case. The sooner you have our firm work on your case, the better.
Contact us at (956) 290-8911 to request a free initial consultation.
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Our McAllen attorneys directly handle each case we taken on, so you can rest assured you are getting the fully qualified help you need. Our attorneys provide invaluable insights from their years of experience, including that of working as a prosecutor. With our legal team on your side, you will be prepared at every step of your criminal defense or family law case. If you are seeking a legal team that is well-prepared to exploit any weakness in the prosecutor’s or opposition’s case, look no further than The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC. We will work tirelessly to build the proactive defense or compassionate advocacy you need.