Facing Drug Charges In Texas?

A criminal defense lawyer with a strong background in defending drug crimes can be a tremendous asset if you or a loved has been charged with a drug crime. Throughout most counties in Texas, drug offenses are taken seriously. Even for small amount of marijuana.

A conviction will stay with you for life. A conviction will result in the suspension of your driver's license, could prevent you from finding employment, or acceptance into to school. Depending on the facts of your case and your history, you could face the possibility of serving jail time. And the stakes are even higher for individuals with previous convictions. That's why it's important to obtain solid and experienced representation.

Drug Charges We Handle

There are many drug-related offenses in Texas. Drug crimes typically involved possession, delivery or manufacturing of drugs or narcotics. The severity of the offense is related to the amount and type of drug involved. The Hardy Law Group, PLLC, is experienced in handling everything from possession of marijuana to felony drug possession, manufacture, and delivery cases.

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Manufacture and delivery of Drugs
  • Prescription Drug Fraud

Classification of Drugs

Texas law classifies drugs into certain penalty groups. The severity of the crime depends upon the amount or weight of the drug, as well as other factors such as evidence of paraphernalia, money, and how the drug was stored. Penalties can be enhanced if a person has prior criminal history. The classification of drugs and narcotics is defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, found in the Texas Health and Safety Code. The following are the drug penalty groups and their most common associated drugs:

  • Penalty Group 1: cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, morphine, and oxycodone;
  • Penalty Group 1A: LSD;
  • Penalty Group 2: Ecstasy, PCP, and hallucinogens;
  • Penalty Group 2A: synthetic marijuana;
  • Penalty Group 3: Xanax, Valium, Ritalin;
  • Penalty Group 4: various components and mixtures containing limited narcotics.

First-Time Drug Possession in Tarrant County:

If you are arrested for drug possession in Tarrant County, and you have no criminal history, you may be eligible for dismissal of your case through a pre-trial diversion program. The First Offender Drug Program (FODP) is offered by and administered through the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

If you have been charged with drug possession in Tarrant County, and this is your first charge, you may be eligible for consideration in the program.

We Protect Your Future

The attorneys at Hardy Law Group, PLLC, understand what is at stake. Contact us today if you are facing drug charges in Tarrant and surrounding counties. We have handled hundreds of drug offenses in Fort Worth and the surrounding communities in TX. Call 817-953-6265 or contact us online to hear how we can help you now.