Controlled Substance

Dallas Controlled Substance Attorney

Charged with Possession or Delivery of Controlled Substances? Call Us!

If you’ve been arrested for possession or manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Dallas County, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor charge, it’s critical that you retain a knowledgeable attorney. You need someone with vast experience in handling these types of criminal cases.

Under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, possession or delivery of a controlled substance charges can range in severity from a class A misdemeanor, all the way up to a first-degree felony.

The various factors that determine the severity of the charge include:

  • The drug allegedly at issue
  • The alleged weight of the drug seized by the police
  • Whether you’re alleged to have possessed or intended to sell

The seriousness of your case can also be enhanced if it’s alleged to have occurred in a “drug-free zone.”

You need a lawyer on your side who will fight to make certain that your legal interests are protected. Even in amounts weighing less than one gram, you will be charged with a felony, even in a first time possession charge (for possession of a controlled substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin). Our Dallas drug lawyers are committed to working diligently for you in court to make certain your rights are protected. We bring with us over four decades of combined experience representing numerous clients in a wide variety of criminal charges, including possession or manufacture and delivery of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. We also handle prescription controlled substance felony cases, such as possession of Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Valium, and Xanax.

Whatever the case may be, we can help! Call Berlof & Newton, P.C. at (214) 494-8990.

Why Hire a Lawyer For My Controlled Substances Case?

Even for possession of very small amounts of certain controlled substances, your freedom could be at risk, and you can be fined up to $10,000. The Dallas controlled substance attorneys at Berlof & Newton, P.C. will aggressively represent you in court in a manner designed to seek the best possible outcome of your drug charge.

We handle all types of controlled substance charges, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance less than one gram
  • Possession of a controlled substance between one and four grams
  • Possession of a controlled substance between four and two hundred grams
  • Manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance (all levels of offense)
  • Possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone (all levels of offense)
  • Attempted possession of a controlled substance (all levels of offense)
  • All other types of felony and misdemeanor marijuana cases

What Is “Possession Of A Controlled Substance”?

In Texas, you can be charged with the crime of “possession of a controlled substance” if a peace officer has probable cause to believe that you exercised “care, custody, or control” over a substance alleged to be illegal under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

What Are The Different “Penalty Groups” for Drugs & What Is Their Significance?

In Texas, controlled substances are assigned to “penalty groups” as follows:

  • Penalty Group 1 includes methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and others.
  • Penalty Group 1A includes LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
  • Penalty Group 2 includes PCP, ecstasy (phencyclidine), Marinol, and mescaline.
  • Penalty Group 3 includes Xanax, Valium, and Ritalin.
  • Penalty Group 4 includes Motofen, Dionine (morphine), Buprenorphine (an opioid), and Pyrovalerone (bath salts).

In part, a given drug’s “penalty group” determines the penalty scheme associated with its possession, manufacture, or delivery.

Can I Represent Myself On My Controlled Substance Charge?

Drug crimes have specific rules of evidence, procedure, and statutes that can be daunting for individuals who have no prior experience in criminal defense. One small misstep can cost you your future. Additionally, the State of Texas will surely get an experienced prosecuting attorney in its corner. Increase your chances by getting a skilled legal counsel on your side as well.

If someone you know, on the other hand, is in jail for a controlled substance charge, we strongly encourage you to reach out to our firm. Our criminal defense lawyers in Dallas may be able to post bond and get them released from custody.

Call Now to Get Started

Berlof & Newton, P.C. also handles marijuana and other drug charges throughout Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Kaufman Counties. If you’ve been arrested for a drug case outside of Dallas County, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We may be able to help.

Schedule a free consultation when you call the firm at (214) 494-8990!

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