Texas takes drug-related crimes very seriously. Whether you are carrying a small amount of marijuana or are manufacturing, trafficking and distributing illegal narcotics, you may be facing serious consequences that could forever change your life.

The Law Office of Georgina Garcia is passionate about defending Texans who are accused of these drug offenses. You need a staunch advocate to defend your rights and ensure you are treated fairly by the criminal justice system. Attorney Georgina Garcia will walk you through every step of your case, working to minimize or eliminate the penalties you face for these charges.

Penalties For Drug Crimes In Texas

In Dallas and across the state, drug offenses carry a very wide range of penalties. Depending on the circumstances, you can receive anything from mandatory drug rehabilitation to life in prison. Typically, penalties are determined by crime itself and the type of drug involved. Below are the general groups that Texas uses to categorize drug crimes.

  1. Heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens, meth and prescription opioids. Drugs in this first category come with the most serious punishments — as low as two years in jail and a $10,000 fine, and as high as life in prison and a $250,000 fine, depending on the amount of the drug involved.
  2. MDMA, PCP and concentrated forms of marijuana such as oils. These penalties can carry anywhere from two years in jail to life in prison, and fines as high as $50,000.
  3. Prescription medication such as Valium, Ritalin, Adderall and others. Penalties from this group of drugs range from one to 20 years in prison, and $4,000-10,000 in fines.
  4. Marijuana, both natural and synthetic. Texas is unique in that traditional marijuana has its own category of penalties. Note that while concentrated forms of marijuana such as oils and "edibles" may carry steep consequences (such as life in prison), possession of less than two ounces of cannabis has a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and $2,000 in fines — though small amounts may simply result in probation, drug treatment and license suspension.

Don't Let One Mistake Derail Your Entire Future

There is a lot at stake in your drug case, and given the limitless possibilities of your sentence, it is more important than ever to consult with an experienced criminal lawyer. Attorney Georgina Garcia can help you explore your defense options, putting you in the best position to move past these charges and get you back on your feet.

Call 214-531-6629 to get started with a free initial consultation, or reach out online to make your appointment. Se habla español — we are proud to offer our services to Hispanic and immigrant families across the state. We look forward to helping you.