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Drug Crimes

The Woodlands Drug Crime Lawyer

Aggressive Defense for Drug Charges in Montgomery County

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Texas, and a conviction can result in severe penalties. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Ronnie Yeates Law, we are committed to protecting the rights of the accused and providing the strong legal guidance they need during this difficult time.

Call (832) 957-9077 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug crime lawyer in The Woodlands.

Types of Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can be charged as either a state or federal offense. The type of charge you face will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case. Federal drug crimes are typically more serious and carry harsher penalties than state drug crimes.

Some common types of drug crimes include:

  • Drug possession: It is illegal to possess certain controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and LSD. The penalties for drug possession will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved.
  • Drug trafficking: Drug trafficking involves the sale, transportation, or importation of illegal drugs. This is a serious offense that can result in a lengthy prison sentence.
  • Drug manufacturing: It is illegal to manufacture or cultivate illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine, LSD, and marijuana. This is a serious offense that can result in a lengthy prison sentence.
  • Prescription drug fraud: Prescription drug fraud involves obtaining prescription drugs through fraudulent means, such as forging a prescription or obtaining them from a doctor who is willing to write prescriptions for non-medical purposes.
  • Drug conspiracy: Drug conspiracy involves an agreement between two or more people to commit a drug crime. This is a serious offense that can result in a lengthy prison sentence.

Defending Against Drug Charges

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Ronnie Yeates Law, we can review the details of your case and help you build a strong defense strategy. We will fight aggressively to protect your rights and work towards a favorable outcome in your case.

Some common defense strategies for drug crimes include:

  • Illegal search and seizure: The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police obtained evidence against you through an illegal search and seizure, we can file a motion to suppress the evidence.
  • Crime lab errors: The police must follow strict procedures when collecting and testing evidence. If the police made a mistake when collecting or testing the evidence against you, we can challenge the results.
  • Entrapment: If the police used entrapment to catch you in the act of committing a drug crime, we can argue that you were not predisposed to commit the crime and the charges should be dropped.
  • Chain of custody issues: The police must keep careful records of the chain of custody for all evidence. If there are any issues with the chain of custody, we can challenge the admissibility of the evidence.

Penalties for Drug Crimes

The penalties for drug crimes will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case. In Texas, drug crimes are classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor drug crimes are less serious and carry less severe penalties than felony drug crimes.

Some common penalties for drug crimes include:

  • Probation: Probation allows you to serve your sentence in the community under the supervision of a probation officer. You will be required to follow certain conditions of probation, such as attending drug counseling, submitting to random drug tests, and not committing any new crimes.
  • Fines: Fines are a common penalty for drug crimes. The amount of the fine will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case.
  • Community service: Community service involves performing unpaid work for a certain number of hours. The number of hours of community service will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case.
  • Drug counseling: Drug counseling involves attending counseling sessions to address any underlying drug addiction issues. This is a common penalty for drug crimes.
  • Driver’s license suspension: If you are convicted of a drug crime, your driver’s license may be suspended for a certain period of time.
  • Prison sentence: Felony drug crimes carry a prison sentence of one year or more. The length of the prison sentence will depend on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case.

How Our Drug Crime Lawyer in The Woodlands Can Help

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is vital to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Ronnie Yeates Law, we can review the details of your case and help you build a strong defense strategy. Our The Woodlands drug crime defense attorneys will fight aggressively to protect your rights and work towards a favorable outcome in your case.

Call (832) 957-9077 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug crime lawyer in The Woodlands.

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