Drug crimes covers a broad range of offenses, including Possession of Paraphernalia, Marijuana, and other Controlled Substances. Contact a Fort Worth drug lawyer if you have been arrested for drugs. Penalties may be enhanced if the person is accused of Manufacturing or Delivering the substance to another person. An offense can range from a Class C Misdemeanor (punishable by fine only) to a 1st Degree Felony (punishable by 5-99 years in jail or life). If you have been charged with an offense, a drug lawyer can advise you of the specific punishment range.
A number of factors go into determining if and how a person is charged. Factors include the type of drug, the amount or weight of the drug, location, strength of the evidence, prior criminal history, and whether the person is believed to have been manufacturing or dealing.
Other potential consequences may include mandatory Driver's License suspensions, random drug tests, completing a Drug Offender Education Program (DOEP), and/or community service. Some of these can be negotiated by a Fort Worth criminal lawyer. Contact the Lankford Law Firm to speak with a Fort Worth drug lawyer that has experience with Possession of Marijuana and other Controlled Substances in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.