Midland Drug Charge Lawyer
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges in Texas
Drug crime charges are severe and can have long-lasting consequences, including criminal and civil penalties. Whether you are charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana or a felony state or federal drug trafficking charge, you should have a skilled drug crime attorney in Midland, TX, to handle your case.
At Eckman Bidwell, PLLC, we can review all angles of your case and build a comprehensive defense strategy. Attorneys Aaron E. Eckman and Victoria Eckman have represented thousands of cases, including 400 federal cases, and can defend clients from charges of all kinds.
Drug Crime Penalties in Texas
No matter the severity of your charges or the evidence the prosecution may have, we're dedicated to you and your future. We can work with you to fight your case or help minimize the consequences of a drug charge. Every drug crime is different, and your drug charge defense depends on your specific goals and the facts of your case.
If you are charged with a drug crime, you could be subjected to serious penalties, including:
- Lengthy probation time
- Community service
- Jail or prison time
- Drug education program
- Large fines
Even after completing your sentence, a conviction comes with the prospect of a future of living with a criminal record. The penalties and consequences of a drug crime conviction will haunt you long after completing your sentence. This includes a suspended driver's license, losing your right to vote or bear arms, and future difficulty finding employment or housing.
Texas has very harsh sentencing for drug possession. Therefore, if you have been charged with drug possession, it is important that you understand the possible penalties that you might be facing. Many factors influence what you could be accused of, such as the type of drug in your possession, the quantity, how the drug was stored, and past convictions.
Depending on the severity of your charges, you could be facing any of the following penalties:
- From one year in jail up to 99 years in prison
- Fines ranging from $4,000 up to $250,000
Don’t face your penalties alone. Our Midland drug crime attorney can help you today.
In Texas, possessing Xanax less than 28 grams is a misdemeanor, and anything more is a felony. If you are convicted, you are facing the following penalties:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Suspension of your driver's license
Federal Drug Distribution
The federal criminal justice system has harsh penalties for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Federal law provides mandatory minimum penalties depending on the type and amount of the controlled substance involved. Federal law also provides enhanced penalties for a defendant previously convicted of a serious drug felony or serious violent felony. Additionally, certain defendants might be exposed to a sentencing enhancement based on the career offender sentencing Guideline that may apply when the defendant has previously been convicted of two qualifying crimes of violence or two qualifying controlled substance offenses.
Therefore, if you have been charged with a federal drug distribution charge, it is essential that you work with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney who understands the possible penalties that you might be facing. Many factors influence what you could be charged with, such as the type of drug in your possession, the quantity, how the drug was stored, and past convictions.
Depending on the severity of your federal felony drug distribution charges, you could be facing any of the following penalties:
- From zero days in jail up to 20 years
- From a mandatory minimum of five years up to 40 years imprisonment
- From a mandatory minimum of ten years up to life imprisonment
- Fines up to $10,000,000
- Supervised Release from 3 years up to life
Defense Strategies for Drug Crime Charges
Whenever possible, we look for mistakes made in your case, such as rights violations or illegal searches. Police officers must follow proper procedures when making an arrest and seizing evidence for a drug crime. The facts of your case can be investigated and analyzed to determine if your constitutional rights were violated. If so, we can fight to have the evidence in your case suppressed and the case dismissed.
Contact Our Drug Crime Attorney Today
At Eckman Law Firm, PLLC, we know what is required to fight both state and federal charges. In addition to 15 years of experience handling misdemeanor and felony drug charges, one of our Midland drug crime lawyers has experience as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney.
Depending on the circumstances of your charges, we can establish an effective defense strategy on your behalf.
Contact Eckman Bidwell, PLLC today to schedule a FREE phone consultation with our drug charge lawyer in Midland!
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