Dallas Drug Offenses Lawyers
There are a variety of criminal charges that individuals can face connected to the possession, manufacturing, and sale of narcotics, and the penalties for a conviction of any of these charges can be severe, affecting nearly every aspect of a person’s life. Even the most minor of charges can carry penalties such as thousands of dollars in fines and even time in jail.
With penalties as serious as these, our team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter believes that individuals in Dallas facing drug charges of any kind need to be equally serious about their defense. Being convicted of such a crime can be extremely difficult on you, your family, and your future, making it critical to have the guidance and knowledge of a Dallas drug defense attorney behind you.
Common Types of Drug Offenses
The consequences of being convicted for a drug-related offense can continue to affect you and your freedoms long after your court-ordered penalties have been carried out. As such, it is imperative that anyone facing charges of this nature contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to have the best chance at having the charges against them reduced in severity or erased altogether.
Some of the most common types of drug offenses individuals in Texas find themselves facing include:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sales
- Drug Manufacturing / Delivery
- Drug Trafficking / Distribution
- Drug Paraphernalia
In particular, our legal team has experience representing individuals who have been accused of:
Drug crimes are aggressively prosecuted in both the state of Texas and throughout the country as prosecutors look to make an example of those convicted. As such, individuals facing any of the above charges need to make sure they have an experienced attorney on their side to make sure their rights and freedoms are protected as best as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are an individual facing drug charges in Dallas, the team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter is here to help. Drug offenses come in a wide variety of forms, including possession, sales, and delivery. Penalties can be severe, depending on the type of offense and the substance involved. The state of Texas aggressively prosecutes drug offenses, and they will try to use their power and influence to make an example of you. To fight for your rights, you need a tough, skilled, and experienced attorney on your side. Dallas criminal lawyer Mark T. Lassiter has these qualities, and he has a deep understanding of Texas criminal law. Do not hesitate to call him at (214) 845-7007 for a free consultation. Below we have included a few frequently asked questions and answers regarding drug offenses for your review.
What is a drug-free zone?
If you commit certain drug offenses while in a drug-free zone, the punishment for that offense may be more severe. Some common drug-free zones include the following:
- School buses
- Youth centers
- Video arcades
- Public swimming pools
Even if school is not in session, it is still classified as a drug-free zone. However, in order to punish you for committing a drug offense in a drug-free zone, the state of Texas must show that you were aware you were in a drug-free zone. This can be a very complicated issue, and it is important that you have an experienced attorney to help with your defense.
What determines the severity of a punishment for a drug conviction?
The Controlled Substances Act defines the different penalties for drug convictions. The law puts different types of drugs in different categories called “penalty groups.” Punishment ranges are determined by the category of the drug and the amount of the drug. The State will try to give you the maximum penalty possible allowed under the Controlled Substances Act. It is important to have an attorney on your side that has a deep understanding of the Act.
What are some common marijuana offenses?
Marijuana is not included in the Controlled Substances Act, which is a law that defines the punishment for drugs based on what “penalty group” they are classified in. However, you can still be charged with possession, delivery, and other offenses that involve marijuana. Like the drugs defined in the Controlled Substances Act, the penalties for marijuana offenses are determined by the amount possessed, manufactured, or sold. For instance, you may be charged with a felony offense if you possessed a certain amount of marijuana. A conviction could result in many years in state prison. It is important to have a tough, skilled, and experienced attorney on your side for any drug charges, including marijuana charges. Mark T. Lassiter is the attorney you need on your side to fight for you and your rights.
Discuss Your Defense for a Drug Crime with a Dallas Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our lawyers know how overwhelming it can be to face drug charges of any kind, and we are committed to helping you aggressively fight the charges you are facing. Learn more about our team and find out exactly what we can do to help you mount a strong defense by calling us today at (214) 845-7007.