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Texas Drug Penalties You May Not Know About

By D’Amore Law Firm  Dec. 11, 2012 11:32a

If you are arrested and charged with possession of an illegal drug in the state of Texas, such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, or other narcotics, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the type and quantity of drugs found as well as other circumstances. Any drug possession involving large quantities showing intent to sell or distribute the drugs is a much more serious charge. All drug charges are a serious matter, however, which can involve jail or prison time, heavy fines, probation, mandatory drug treatment, and other penalties. Because of this, you should not hesitate to hire a skilled attorney to increase your chances for a better case outcome.

Being arrested and charged with a drug crime can result in other penalties, which are not so widely known. These involve possible civil penalties such as those pertaining to the Texas Tax Code. Under these laws, taxes may be assessed on the possession of illegal drugs which can result in a civil tax evasion charge. While such a charge is not often used in a case of minor possession, it may be used in a case where a larger quantity of drugs is involved. Another penalty you may face is the loss of your driver's license for up to six months following a drug crime conviction. Furthermore, you may be subject to asset forfeiture, which means the state may seize your personal property if it is believed that such property was used or was meant to be used in the commission of a drug crime. In such an action, your vehicle, home, and other personal belongings may be taken by the state in a civil as opposed to a criminal action.

Legal Representation from a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

As mentioned above, it is important to retain the services of a qualified criminal defense lawyer when facing any type of drug charge. At D'Amore Law Firm, located in Dallas, founding Attorney Tom D'Amore offers the legal skills and experience necessary to help increase your chances for a favorable case result. Attorney D'Amore has a wealth of Texas criminal law knowledge and an extensive two-decade track record in effective criminal trial work. When you bring your case to his firm, you can rest assured that it will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism, by a legal team that is dedicated to getting results.

Your first step in any criminal charge is to get an honest and straightforward case evaluation. By contacting the firm, you can arrange for a free, initial consultation today.

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