Denton Drug Manufacturing Attorney

Defending Clients Against Serious Drug-Related Charges in Texas

Texas law sets out many different drug-related criminal offenses, and there are serious possible penalties for any drug charge. In addition to drug possession, you can also be charged with offenses related to drug dealing, which include the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

You should always take charges for manufacturing and delivering drugs very seriously, and it is important to avoid a drug-related conviction on your record whenever you can. For this reason, you should always contact an experienced Texas drug manufacturing defense lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest. There are different ways to defend against these charges, and the office of Brent D. Bowen, Attorney at Law, can help.

Charges and Penalties in Texas

The Texas Controlled Substances Act prohibits the cultivation or manufacture of controlled substances without proper authority. Drugs that are often involved in manufacture offenses include the following:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Steroids
  • Prescription drugs

The charges and penalties you might face for manufacturing or delivering offense will depend on different factors, including the type and amount of drugs in question. The different levels of charges include:

Penalty Group 1

This level is for manufacturing cocaine, opiates, methamphetamines, heroin, and derivatives. The possible charges include:

  • One gram or less = State jail felony
  • One to four grams = Second-degree felony
  • Four to 200 grams = First-degree felony

Penalty Group 1-A

This applies only to LSD manufacturing, and the charges include:

  • 20 units or fewer = State jail felony
  • 20 to 80 units = Second-degree felony
  • 80 to 4,000 units = First-degree felony

Penalty Group 2

Level 2 is for manufacturing mescaline, hallucinogens, and similar substances:

  • One gram or less = State jail felony
  • One to four grams = Second-degree felony
  • Four to 400 grams = First-degree felony

Penalty Group 3

These charges apply to steroids, codeine, pentobarbital, peyote, and other stimulants:

  • 28 grams or less = State jail felony
  • 20 to 200 grams = Second-degree felony
  • 200 to 400 grams = First-degree felony

Penalty Group 4

You might face the following charges for narcotics that also contain non-narcotic active ingredients:

  • 28 grams or less = State jail felony
  • 20 to 200 grams = Second-degree felony
  • 200 to 400 grams = First-degree felony

All felony charges can result in imprisonment and costly fines upon a conviction. There are many defenses an attorney can present to fight against manufacturing charges that may result in your charges being dropped altogether. Some defenses might include:

  • Fourth Amendment violations by law enforcement officers
  • Lack of knowledge of the manufacturing operation
  • Lack of intent to deliver or sell the drugs
  • Challenging the type of quantity of the drugs

Additionally, a defense lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor for an agreement that might help you avoid imprisonment, including possible diversion programs or probation.

Contact an Experienced Denton Drug Manufacturing Lawyer Right Away

At the firm of Brent D. Bowen, Attorney at Law, we help clients fight against serious drug charges. Call 940-222-2488 or contact us online immediately after an arrest, so our Texas drug manufacturing attorney can start protecting your rights.

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