|Common State Drug/Narcotics Offense Punishment||Ranges:|
|Class C||Possession of Drug Paraphernalia||0-$500 fine|
|Class B||Possession of Marijuana (0-2 oz)||0 - 180 days|
|Class A||Possession of Marijuana (2-4 oz)||0 -1 yr|
|4th Degree||Possession of Marijuana (4 oz - 5 lbs)
Possession of Penalty Group 1 (<1 gram)
|3rd Degree||Possession of Marijuana (5 lbs - 50 lbs)
Possession of Penalty Group 1 (1-4 grams)
|2nd Degree||Possession of Marijuana (50 lbs - 2000 lbs)
Possession of Penalty Group 1 (4-200 grams)
|1st Degree||Possession of Penalty Group 1 (200-400 grams)||5 yrs - life|
|Possession of Penalty Group 1 (over 400 grams)||10 yrs - life-|
State and Federal Courts treat the possession, manufacture and/or distribution of narcotics very seriously. The war on drugs is real.
Major narcotics cases can carry ranges of confinement even more severe than murder. Even possessing small amounts of narcotics can expose a client to the risk of a lifelong felony conviction and a lengthy driver's license suspension.
However, many narcotics investigations and arrests are deeply flawed. Improper searches and arrests, inexcusable violations of constitutional rights, racial profiling, improper evidence handling, poor laboratory procedures, untruthful "confidential" informants and poor police investigations are all reasons why drug cases of any amount can be dismissed.
Consult Your Sugar Land Drugs / Narcotics Lawyer for a Strong Legal Defense
The attorney you choose should be very knowledgeable in the latest developments in State and Federal search and seizure law. Additionally, your attorney should be familiar with the policies and procedures of the agency that arrested you, whether it is a state agency, a federal agency, or one of the many combined area task forces. A comprehensive knowledge of such policies and procedures can help your lawyer identify circumstances where the agent or officer may have broken the law.
Mr. Threadgill has been trained in these issues, and has studied them at length. As your Sugar Land drug lawyer, he will put this training, knowledge, and experience to work for your legal defense.