Drug Possession

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, over 808,000 arrests were made in Texas in 2016. Of those arrests, more 144,000 (or about 17.6%) involved the manufacture or possession of drugs. Breaking it down even further,

  • 67,733 of these arrests involved marijuana
  • 31,651 involved opium or cocaine
  • 22,038 involved synthetic narcotics
  • 22,591 involved other dangerous and illegal drugs

To most Texans, the term “drug possession” is associated with possession of marijuana — which is historically the most common drug charge throughout the state. However, drug charges are also very common for those found with cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, Methamphetamine, opioids, and other illegal substances.

Fighting Drug Possession Charges

The penalties for drug possession charges vary, but one important thing to note is that those penalties get worse when you are accused of related crimes, such as possession with intent to deliver, manufacture of controlled substances, or delivery of controlled substances.

The state of Texas takes each of these charges very seriously, with penalties ranging anywhere from $2,000 in fines to a life sentence in prison.

To fight back against any and all charges against you, the most important thing you can do right now is get an aggressive and experienced drug possession lawyer on your side. If your charge took place in Dallas County, attorney Tom Cox should be your first call.

Texas takes drug crimes very seriously

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Texas Drug Possession Laws

If you have been accused of any of the following drug crimes, we want to make sure you understand exactly what that accusation means for you as your case moves forward:

  • Possession of controlled substances. This charge alleges that you knowingly had an illegal drug. Depending on how much of the drug was found and what kind of drug it was, this could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.
  • Possession with intent to deliver. In order to convict you of this crime, the prosecutor must prove that you had and planned to deliver a drug to another person. No matter the drug, this crime is considered a felony.
  • Manufacture or delivery of controlled substances. If accused of making (manufacturing) drugs or delivering them, you are looking at possible felony charges.

Don’t take any chances when it comes to your freedom. The moment you can contact a lawyer, call Tom Cox.

Tom Cox’s Approach to Criminal Defense

When Tom takes on a drug possession case, he looks closely at every piece of evidence against you in order to determine whether your case can be dismissed. If it’s at all possible, he fights aggressively for a dismissal. If dismissal is not an option, he uses his decades of experience to determine the best course of action for your case.

Whether or not dismissal is an option in your case, Tom will be ready to fight for you in trial. That way, no matter how your case unfolds, he will be prepared to defend you. With Tom Cox, your case is in good hands.

Drug Possession Attorney in Dallas, Texas

If you’ve been arrested or accused of a drug-related crime, the first thing you need to do is call our office and ask for a free consultation. After all, the sooner you can talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the better off your case will be. For cases in Dallas County, Tom Cox is the attorney to see.