Texas is known for its strict drug laws. The punishments for drug manufacturing or distribution are some of the harshest when it comes to drug crimes. Therefore, you must fight your charges and work with a skilled criminal defense attorney, like Reed Prospere in the north Texas area. At Prospere & Russell*, we take every case seriously and give you the attention and respect you deserve. We know that your outcome is of the utmost importance to you, and we are a results-focused law firm.
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These charges involve the intentional production (or manufacture) of controlled and illicit substances with the intent to deliver or sell them to others. It is the prosecutor’s job to prove to the courts that this is what happened beyond a doubt.
Types of drugs that are often involved in drug manufacturing cases include:
Drug manufacturing charges are also related to drug cultivation charges. Drug cultivation charges involve the growing of a natural substance with the intent to produce or manufacture a controlled substance from it. For example, if you cultivated marijuana, even in small amounts, you may face drug manufacturing charges. Even the possession of part of a marijuana plant, if it can be proven that it was intended to cultivate and manufacture more marijuana, can result in drug cultivation charges.
Related to the manufacture of controlled substances is the distribution or delivery of them. The prosecutor must prove that you were not merely in possession of said controlled substances but that you intended to, or did in fact, distribute them. These charges are much more severe than simple possession charges. Consequently, the penalties of a conviction are more severe.
Maximum penalties for the distribution of controlled substances in Texas can include:
The circumstances of your case will determine the penalties you face. For example, if you are charged with distribution or the intent to distribute while within 1,000 feet of a school, your penalties will be increased. Additionally, the type of drug involved will also affect the associated penalties. According to Texas State drug laws, there are five penalty groups that drugs are classified into, with marijuana in a special category. Because these laws are so complicated, it is recommended that you work with a knowledgeable drug distribution defense attorney and that you do not attempt to represent yourself.
Both the Texas courts and the federal courts can prosecute drug manufacturing and distribution cases. If you are facing federal charges, it is crucial that you seek representation from an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases in federal court. Attorney Reed Prospere has been a board-certified lawyer since 1984 and has extensive experience handling federal drug manufacturing and distribution cases. We understand how prosecutors pursue these cases, and Reed Prospere has experience as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Dallas County and as a Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Career Criminal Section. We can use this inside knowledge to fight for you.
We offer free in-person case evaluations. Contact Prospere & Russell* at (214) 750-8555 for more information.