Austin Drug Crime Defense Lawyers

The lawyers at Peek & Toland, PLLC have extensive knowledge in the field of drug crime defense. In Texas, there are number of illegal drugs that are commonly used to commit a drug crime, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD, and crystal meth.

Peek & Toland, PLLC have years of experience practicing in criminal defense involving drug related offenses. At Peek & Toland, PLLC, we handle most drug charges including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug smuggling
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug transportation
  • Driving under the influence of drugs

It is important to know that the law states it is is a crime to use a prescription or over-the-counter drug for an illegal purpose. If you have been charged or would like to consult with an Austin attorney about a drug related offense or charge, please contact our office. We have experienced and knowledgeable drug defense attorneys who want to help you find a resolution to your legal issue.

Drug Related Offenses Frequently Asked Questions

What are the groups and penalties for drug possession in Texas?

There are five groups of drugs in Texas: Group 1, Group 1A, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4. The penalties for possession of a drug range from one year imprisonment and a fine of $4,000 to life imprisonment and $250,000 fine. Below is a list of the groups of drugs, the types of drugs within each group, and the maximum and penalty for each drug group.

Group 1 Drugs:

  • Types of Drugs: Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamine
  • Charges: The minimum possession charge for a group 1 drug is a state felony, while the maximum possession charge for a group 1 drug is a first degree felony.
  • Penalties: The minimum penalty for a group 1 drug is two years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine, however the possession of 400 grams or more can result in up to a maximum of life in prison.

Group 1A Drugs:

  • Types of Drugs: LSD and Hallucinogens
  • Charges: The minimum possession charge for a group 1A drug is a state felony, while the maximum possession charge for a group 1A drug is a first degree felony.
  • Penalties: The minimum penalty for a group 1A drug is two years imprisonment with fines of $10,000, while the maximum penalty for a group 1A drug is life imprisonment with fines imposed up to $250,000 if the drug possession is more than 400 grams.

Group 2 Drugs:

  • Types of Drugs: Ecstasy, PCP, and Mescaline
  • Charges: The minimum possession charge for a group 2 drug is a state felony, while the maximum possession charge for a group 2 drug is a first degree felony.
  • Penalties: The minimum penalty for a group 2 drug is two years imprisonment for less than one gram, and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment with fines up to $50,000 possession of 400 grams or more.

Group 3 & 4 Drugs:

  • Types of Drugs: Valium, Ritalin, and various chemical compounds
  • Charges: The minimum possession charge for a group 3 & 4 drug is a state felony, while the maximum possession charge for a group 3 & 4 drug is a first degree felony.
  • Penalties: The minimum penalty for a group 3 or 4 drug cannot exceed one year imprisonment and/or a fine of $4,000, while the maximum penalty for possession of more than 400 grams of group 3 or 4 drugs is life imprisonment with fines imposed up to $50,000.

What group is marijuana and what are the penalties for possession of marijuana in Texas?

Marijuana is classified as a separate group and carries different penalties than the other groups under Texas drug laws. Marijuana possession charges can range from a Class B misdemeanor to a first degree felony. If convicted, the penalty for possession of marijuana can range from 180 days imprisonment and a $2,000 fine to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $50,000 fine for a charge of possession for more than 50,000 pounds of marijuana. If you are facing marijuana possession charges and you seek an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, contact our offices at Peek & Toland, PLLC.

If you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with a drug related offense and believe you need a Texas criminal defense attorney, please contact the attorneys at Peek & Toland, PLLC.

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