Drug Attorney in Dallas
If you’ve been arrested on a Dallas County drug charge, it’s important that you have an experienced and knowledgeable Dallas attorney represent you who has vast experience handling controlled substance cases. Depending upon the drugs allegedly at issue, you could be facing serious prison time. You need a lawyer on your side who will fight for your rights. Let our Dallas County drug case lawyers handle your case in court. Call Berlof & Newton, P.C @ 214.827.2800. Our Dallas controlled substance lawyers have over four decades of combined experience representing numerous clients in a wide variety of drug offenses. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Why Hire a Lawyer For My Controlled Substance Case?
If you ‘re under indictment for a felony drug case, your freedom could be at stake. In addition, felony drug charges can result in fines of up to $10,000. The Dallas drug attorneys at Berlof & Newton, P.C. will aggressively represent you in court in a manner designed to seek the best possible outcome of your case. We handle ALL types of controlled substance cases, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine
- Possession of a controlled substance/cocaine
- Possession of a controlled substance/heroin
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
- Unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance
- Possession of schedule I or II drugs
- Possession of marijuana (weed)
- Delivery of marijuana
Arrested on a Drug Charge?
I’ve been arrested on a drug charge. How much trouble am I in? The seriousness of any given drug charge is determined by the type of drug, the alleged weight of the drug seized, whether you’re charged with possession or delivery of the drug (i.e., being a “drug dealer”), and, in some cases, your prior criminal history. For example, in Texas, possession of marijuana under two ounces is a class B misdemeanor. Possession of between two and four ounces is a class A misdemeanor.
Possession of Between Four Ounces and Five Pounds
Possession of between four ounces and five pounds is a state jail felony. However, possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin in ANY amount up to one gram is a state jail felony. Am I going to prison? No one can promise you the outcome of your criminal case. However, even though jail time may be possible in your case, many drug cases are resolved without the defendant ever serving time. Other possible outcomes include acquittal at trial ( a “not guilty” verdict), dismissal, or probation. Also, in many instances, criminal charges are reduced to lesser offenses.
Can I represent myself in court?
There’s a saying among attorneys: “A person who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” Unless you’re an experienced criminal defense attorney, you aren’t going to be familiar with the rules of evidence, procedure, and the applicable law that applies to your case. The State of Texas will have an experienced prosecuting attorney on its side. You need skilled legal counsel on yours.
Do you only handle Dallas County drug cases?
No. We also handle controlled substance crimes throughout Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Kaufman Counties. If you’ve been arrested for a drug case outside of Dallas County, please call us at 214.827.2800. We may be able to help. What if someone I know is in jail for a drug charge? Call us! Our attorney bail bondsman may be able to post bond for them and get them out of jail. Call us today at 214.827.2800 for a free consultation!