Manufacturing and Delivery
Drug trafficking is a very seriously treated charge in the state of Texas. A person can face a lengthy prison sentence in either state or federal prison, costly fines, a damaged personal reputation, and a limited professional future. Contact David Traylor today for a completely free, in-depth, zero-obligation case evaluation. David Traylor is a highly qualified and experienced drug distribution and manufacturing defense attorney who has been operating in criminal defense since 1995. As a time-tested drug delivery defense lawyer, David Traylor understands how to organize an optimized defense against charges for the manufacture or delivery of drugs. With the knowledge and expertise of the best drug distribution manufacturing lawyer in Dallas, Texas, you will immensely boost your likelihood of obtaining the best possible result in your case.
Possible Consequences Of Drug Trafficking/Distribution In Texas
Texas Controlled Substances Act, Section 481.002 describes precisely what a court of law might consider “delivery” or “manufacturing” of a controlled substance. Under the terms of the law, even offering to sell a controlled substance is often grounds for a felony. Further, even if the controlled substance is transferred from one family member to another, or from one close friend to another, it is still considered an illegal distribution of a controlled substance.
The penalty for delivering or manufacturing a controlled substance in Texas depends on the substance’s schedule classification and quantity. It also depends on whether the allegations are delivery or manufacturing, as the penalties and possible defenses are different for these cases.
You may be convicted of a felony if you are deemed to have manufactured or delivered substances such as opiates, heroin, oxycodone, morphine, cocaine, and methamphetamine. This includes simulated controlled substances, which are chemically different from the controlled substance but still purported as the controlled substance.
Drug trafficking penalties depend on the quantity of substances an individual is alleged to have had in their possession for future distribution. It also depends on the federal schedule classification of the substance. It is worth noting that federal law mandates a severe sentence for any drug trafficking that involves serious bodily harm to an individual. Cases of trafficking that involve bodily injury (or death) must carry a minimum five-year prison sentence and a maximum of twenty years. Additionally, there are four main penalty groups for drug trafficking in Texas, each one outlining the respective penalties that may follow.
Penalty group one covers all narcotics that have no established medical purpose. The penalty for delivering or manufacturing 50-2000 lbs. of a group one narcotic is 5-99 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Penalty groups two and three cover synthetic hallucinogens and opioids, respectively. They are dealt with similarly, as amounts under 400 grams may carry a minimum of 5 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000. However, an individual with synthetic hallucinogens is typically subject to harsher penalties for lesser amounts by weight than individuals distributing opiates.
Possible Defenses With A Drug Manufacturing Lawyer
Possible defenses for individuals facing a drug manufacturing charge may include a lack of awareness that the substance was being manufactured or cultivated. Further, the amount of substances manufactured may not be substantial enough or may not be intended for human consumption.
Additionally, a skilled defense attorney can help establish that there was no intent to distribute the substance to others, which may serve as a mitigating factor in your favor. An experienced attorney who has done this before will be able to identify and highlight all mitigating factors in your case and negotiate for the most optimal result.
Possible Defenses With A Drug Trafficking Lawyer
Possible defenses for individuals facing drug trafficking or distribution charges depend on the candid details of the case. Sometimes, charged individuals are oblivious to their participation in a scheme, or are forced to act criminally under a threat of violence. Other times, a simple lack of critical information or context leads to an honest mistake.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. At Traylor Law Firm, we have a reputation for working with the best investigators in the state of Texas, and we will have them working on your case right away to build the best possible defense for you.