Frisco Drug Crimes Attorneys
Each year, more Texans are arrested for drug offenses than for murder, rape and other violent crimes. In fact, according to the 2013 Texas Crime Reports, drug crimes are ranked third in terms of annual arrests, behind larceny and robbery. 57% of these arrests are for low-level marijuana possession charges.
If you are one of these Texans, the Frisco Drug Crimes Attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas , can help.
Penalties for Frisco Drug Crimes
The Texas legislature has divided drug offenses into four penalty groups, and each group has its own penalties, ranging from probation for low-level misdemeanors up to lengthy prison terms for conviction of a 1st degree felony. The length of the sentence imposed depends upon:
- Whether the charge is for possession, distribution or manufacture of the drug
- Quantity of the drug involved
- Dangerousness of the drug involved
Other factors – some legal, some not – may also influence the length of the sentence imposed, including:
- Prior convictions
- Whether the defendant enters a guilty plea or goes to trial
- Acceptance of responsibility for crimes
- Willingness to enter treatment
Because of the wide range of possible sentences for conviction of a drug crime, it is important that you consult with an experienced Frisco drug crimes attorney, regardless of the severity of the crime. Any conviction, even for a low-level marijuana possession charge that resulted in probation, can have a negative impact if you are charged with a drug offense in the future.
At Rosenthal & Wadas, our drug crimes attorneys have defended thousands of defendants on all types of drug crimes and have succeeded in getting cases dismissed, charges reduced or acquittals at trial. We build your defense with the goal of seeking a complete dismissal of all charges or being acquitted in a jury trial. And even when the evidence seems stacked against you, our drug crimes attorneys won’t back down. We will fight to have the charges reduced, argue for the imposition of probation or reduced jail time, or seek enrollment in a drug diversion program rather than imprisonment.
Our Frisco Drug Crimes Attorneys Can Help
Conviction of a drug crime carries with it the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, and the outcome of your current case can negatively impact any future drug crimes cases. At Rosenthal & Wadas we understand the serious nature of these crimes, and our Frisco drug crimes attorneys approach your case with the seriousness it deserves. Our experienced attorneys will vigorously fight the charges brought against you in order to achieve the best possible result based on the specific circumstances of your case. Contact us today at (972) 369-0577 to schedule your free initial consultation.