The Woodlands Drug Crime Lawyers
Let Our Firm Fight for Your Freedom & Future
Drug crimes can be complex. The penalty for using, selling or transporting one drug will differ from another and will warrant charges at a state or federal level, depending on the severity of the offense. If you have been charged in the Woodlands of Montgomery County, you need an experienced drug crimes lawyer to begin building your defense – you need Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law.
Handling State & Federal Drug Crimes
Our firm is prepared to handle the spectrum of state and federal drug crimes, which include the following:
Manufacturing facilities, like meth labs and marijuana grow houses
and involvement with many other substances.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Morgan Bourque tried hundreds of drug-related cases. Now as a leading drug crimes lawyer in Texas, he has established a record of successful defenses in state and federal courts. Our clientele comes from all walks of life – from executives to the downtrodden – and he represents each defendant with the same passion and zeal.
Stages of a Drug Offense Legal Process
Our legal team will work to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case, including:
FBI, grand jury and pre-arrest investigations
Federal and state trials and appeals
Post-conviction matters, such as habeas corpus
Texas Drug Schedules & Classifications
Texas and federal law enforcement agencies classify drugs based on Schedules, which rate each narcotic according to their abuse risk and medical acceptance. Schedule I has the highest potential for abuse and no accepted medical use whatsoever, while Schedule V has the lowest potential for abuse and is widely used in the medical field.
Here are the most common narcotics involved in drug crimes according to their Schedules:
Schedule I - Heroin, crack cocaine, LSD, PCP, mushroom, ecstasy, and cannabis.
Schedule II - Cocaine, oxycodone, morphine, opium, methamphetamine, and codeine
Schedule III - Ketamine, Vicodin, and anabolic steroids
Schedule IV - Valium, Xanax, and Darvocet
Schedule V - Cough medicine with codeine
Drug Crime Penalties in Texas
Possession of a Schedule I or II drug can lead to a state jail felony, which carries a maximum state jail sentence of two years and a fine of up to $10,000. Possession of Schedule III or IV can lead to misdemeanor charges. Possession with intent, trafficking, and manufacturing can lead to serious felonies.
Marijuana Laws in Texas
However, Texas has separate marijuana laws. Although many states throughout the country have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana, all forms are illegal in Texas. Possession of less than two ounces of cannabis is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a jail term of up to 180 days and a fine of no more than $2,000.
Defense for Your Drug Case in TX
Since our The Woodlands drug crime attorney has a comprehensive understanding of both sides of the courtroom, he can use his unique insight to create an effective and personalized defense strategy to counterattack the prosecution’s argument. We understand that even good people can make mistakes but that doesn’t mean they are criminals. Let us help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
Schedule a consultation today by calling (713) 535-9711. In addition to The Woodlands, we serve clients in Magnolia, Willis, Montgomery, and Spring.