Have You been Charged with Drug Possession?
Law Offices of Tim Powers: Reliable Representation – Call (940) 580-2899
If you are accused of having one or more illegal drugs in your possession, whether it is for use, distribution or sale, you can be charged with a drug crime. This includes any type of drug such as:
- Crystal meth
- Prescription drugs
Illegal drugs are considered an epidemic in our current society. Law enforcement officials are becoming even stricter in their prosecution of possession crimes. Being convicted of possession can carry stiff penalties which can change the course of your life. We feel it is vital that you obtain the services of a knowledgeable Denton County drug crime attorney when you have been charged with the illegal possession of drugs.
The penalties for possession vary according to the type of drug possessed and the amount. For a small amount of marijuana you will likely face a misdemeanor charge. For drugs like cocaine or heroin you may be charged with a felony. At times, your possession charge can be combined with an "intent to sell" offense which results in stiffer penalties. The consequences can be loss of your driver's license, probation, large fines, payment of court costs, and jail or prison sentences. In severe cases you can be imprisoned for many years. The punishments you receive may affect your ability to be employed and your relationships with your family and friends.
Discuss your case with our firm during a complimentary consultation. Call us today at (940) 580-2899.
State and Federal Drug Possession Charges in Denton County and North Texas
Drug possession charges can be prosecuted either in state or federal courts. Where they are tried usually depends on the amount and type of drug involved. If your charges involve children or a minor, the case becomes more complex and potentially more dangerous to you. Drug possession charges are handled differently in state and federal courts. You need an attorney who knows how both court systems operate in order to succeed.
At the Law Offices of Tim Powers, we are proud to have attorneys at our firm who concentrate on criminal defense in Denton County. We have demonstrated our skill in the courtroom for our clients, had special education and training, and demonstrated our skill in the criminal defense arena. Our first goal is to try to get your charges dismissed. If we have to go to trial, the goal becomes an acquittal on the charges or a reduced sentence. With former prosecutors on our staff, we utilize our experience to forward the best possible defense for your specific case.
Contact our experienced Denton County drug possession lawyers at the Law Offices of Tim Powers if you have been charged with possession of an illegal drug and require dedicated legal counsel.