Felony Drug Offenses in Rockwall

Legal Guidance from the Rockwall Criminal Defense Attorney

Felony drug crimes are those that can be punished by a year or more in state prison or state jail. Misdemeanor drug offenses, on the other hand, are punishable by up to a year in county or local jail. Many cases that involve the possession of controlled substances are charged as felony crimes within the state or federal courts. If you are charged with any of the following degrees of drug crimes, consult me as your Rockwall criminal defense lawyer:

  • First-degree felony
  • Second-degree felony
  • Third-degree felony

The amount of drugs found within the alleged offender's possession and the type of drug are two primary determining factors of determining which degree will be charged. Some of the aggravating factors which can affect your criminal charge include:

  • Trafficking of drugs across state or national borders
  • Weapons present during the drug bust
  • Involvement of gang in drug crime

Penalties for Felony Drug Crimes in Texas

If you are charged with a felony drug crime, you must take immediate action to avoid the maximum penalties you can face. For a first-degree drug crime felony, you can face either life imprisonment or 5 to 99 years in prison. In addition, you can face a fine of up to $10,000. Second-degree felonies can be punished by up to 2 to 20 years in prison with a fine of up to $10,000. For drug crime convictions that are classified as third-degree felonies, you can face between 2 and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

As the criminal defendant, you must understand the serious nature of the drug crime you face. The Law Offices of Estrada & Estrada has a long history of defending clients. As your Rockwall drug crime attorney, I can offer more than a decade of experience that can be used for your benefit.

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