No matter where you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area charges related to drug crimes and alcohol crimes, such as DWI or DUI, are very serious and can carry significant penalties. Are you facing charges related to alcohol crimes or drug crimes? If you have received a drug or alcohol charge your very first step should be to find legal representation as fast as possible.
The truth is you need experienced legal help if you want to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. An experienced attorney can make sure that your case is resolved in the best manner and that you avoid making any costly mistakes.
We have experience representing clients facing DWI and possession charges. Our knowledge and experience in this area provide us with the tools to develop a strategy to navigate these cases and achieve the best possible outcome.
Have extensive knowledge of DWI and DUI laws
Have extensive experience defending all types of drug crimes and alcohol crimes
Can be counted on to do everything possible to protect your rights and minimize the damages and penalties resulting from the
State’s accusation of a drug crime or alcohol crime
This charge is only issued to minors (those under the age of 21). A minor may be charged with a DUI if they are driving with any amount of alcohol in their system, but are still under the legal limit (blood alcohol content of .08). Typical penalties for a DUI include a fine of up to $500, up to 40 hours of community service, mandatory alcohol awareness classes and a license suspension of up to 60 days.
A person may be charged with a DWI if he or she has a .08 blood alcohol content or higher, or is driving while impaired. Penalties can range from significant fines and driver’s license suspension or revocation to jail time or even a lengthy prison sentence.
What to Expect After Your Arrest for Alcohol Crimes or Drug Crimes
Today, few charges carry consequences as severe as those related to drug and alcohol crimes.
That’s why having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is so important. The right attorney can make all the difference between you receiving a huge fine or even jail time, and you receive a probated sentence or even an acquittal.
If you were to ask anyone who has faced alcohol or drug charges, they would tell you that the most important thing you should do is get a quality attorney as soon as possible.
Here are just some of the penalties that are associated with drug crimes and alcohol crimes – penalties that a quality attorney may be able to help you lessen or avoid altogether:
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- high fines and fees
- Jail sentence
- Rehabilitation program for alcohol or drugs
- “House arrest” – also known as secured electronic confinement
- A work program
- Payment of restitution
- Having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle
We are committed to providing the proper defense no matter what drug crimes or alcohol crimes you are being charged with.
Our experienced and dedicated staff will protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
A Word about Marijuana Possession…
Despite the nationwide trend to decriminalize the possession of marijuana, Texas still has some of the toughest possession laws in the country.
In fact, in Texas possession of even a tiny amount of marijuana can land you in jail. According to current laws, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
Penalties are more serious for possessing concentrates such as hash oil. This is charged as a felony and can result in up to a 20-year sentence in state prison.
Selling marijuana is also treated harshly. The sale of 7 grams (roughly one-quarter ounce) of marijuana carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a possible $2,000 fine.
If you are caught selling more than 50 pounds of marijuana it is considered a felony and could be sentenced to 99 years in prison. There is a mandatory minimum sentence for this crime of five years. And if you sell any amount of marijuana to a minor it is a felony with a maximum sentence of 20 years.
If you are facing a marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia charge, contact our office immediately.