USING OUR EXPERIENCE TO BUILD A STRONG DEFENSE
Proximity to the Mexican border makes Texas is a high-traffic thoroughfare for drugs. Mexican, Dominican, and Colombian poly-drug smuggling organizations bring large quantities of narcotics into the United States via Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported these drug seizures that took place in Texas during 2009:
- Cocaine: 7,510 pounds
- Heroin: 1,178 pounds
- Methamphetamine: 1,323 pounds
- Marijuana: 565,007 pounds
These figures do not include large drug seizures by federal agencies, such as the U.S. DEA or all types of drugs seized in Texas.
Why You Need The Help Of A Highly Qualified Drug Crime Lawyer In Austin
Since drug crimes are fiercely prosecuted in Texas, possessing even a small amount of drugs can result in a felony conviction that haunts you for the rest of your life. Texas state penalties for Group 1 drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines, are based on the amount involved:
- Less than one gram is a state felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and up to $10,000 fine
- 200-400 grams is a first-degree felony with five to 99 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- 400 grams or more is an enhanced first-degree felony punishable by ten to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000
Federal penalties for these types of drugs range from ten years to life sentences with fines in the millions of dollars. Whether you are charged with possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of a controlled substance, you need a qualified drug crime attorney, such as Austin, Texas Attorney Kris Davis-Jones.
Why You Can Count On Austin Drug Crimes Lawyer Kris Davis-Jones
If you are charged with a drug offense, you need to contact the law office of Austin criminal defense lawyer Kris Davis-Jones because she has more than a decade of experience fighting all types of drug charges. As a Austin drug crimes attorney, Kris Davis-Jones has a strong track record defending clients charged with the following kinds of drug crimes:
These cases have involved various types of drugs and narcotics, including:
Why You Need Experienced Defense
If drug evidence was obtained as a result of an illegal search and seizure, this violation of your Fourth Amendment rights could constitute grounds for a dismissal of the charges against you. Our criminal defense law firm in Austin investigates your case to determine if you were subjected to an illegal search and seizure or if there is a lack of probable cause, and works diligently to defend your rights.
Contact Our Austin Drug Crimes Attorney Today
If you are looking for Austin, Texas criminal attorney to represent you, please call the law firm of Kris Davis-Jones. We can be reached at 512-634-8994, or complete our contact form.