Drug Crimes Lawyer Serving Allen

Drug Crimes Lawyer Serving Allen

Drug crimes in Texas is a catch-all term that includes all crimes involving the illegal use of controlled substances. Under Texas law, a controlled substance includes:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Hydrocodone
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Methamphetamine

The basis of any drug crimes charge is possession, which requires that the prosecution prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you had the actual care, custody, control, or management of the drugs. Merely being at a party where drugs were present, or knowing that drugs were being sold, is not enough evidence to prove the crime of possession.

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    Distribution of drugs versus possession

    Depending on the circumstances, two additional charges may include the distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance.

    Moreover, distribution requires that you deliver a drug in some manner other than simply administering or dispensing it. If you administer a syringe of medication to a friend, it is not considered distribution. Police and prosecutors often automatically tack on a distribution charge along with the charge of possession.

    Manufacture of a controlled substance includes the creation or alteration of any drug (with the exception of marijuana), either through a chemical change or extracting natural substances from the drug. The manufacture also includes packaging and labeling the drug.

    Each charge of possession, distribution, and manufacture has different factual elements. The prosecutor must prove those to win a conviction at trial. The Allen drug crimes attorneys at Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian have successfully defended against possession, distribution, and manufacture of controlled substance charges, winning outright acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

    We are able to do this by taking a comprehensive approach to our defense of all drug crime cases. At Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian, our Allen drug crimes attorneys take great care to thoroughly review all of the evidence in your case, which may include:

    • Physical evidence, such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, scales, and bags
    • Witness testimony, including the statements of any co-defendants, buyers, or sellers
    • Statements you may have made to the police. Including when they take you into custody prior to or after the arrest.

    Our review of the evidence will help us find the holes in the prosecution’s case. We have a successful record of using those weaknesses to obtain a dismissal or an acquittal. Subsequently, when that is not possible, a reduction in charges.

    Allen Drug Crimes Attorney on Your Side

    Have you been charged with the possession, distribution, or manufacture of a controlled substance? Then you need an experienced Allen drug crimes attorney on your side. The drug crimes attorneys at Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian, have a thorough understanding of all drug crimes charges and will fight to obtain the best possible outcome based on the evidence of each case. Contact us today at (972) 544-9314, or toll-free at 877.538.8640, to schedule your free initial consultation.

    Written by: Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian Last Updated : December 20, 2023