Protecting Your Rights
Drug distribution is the selling, transportation, and illegal importation of controlled substances. In Texas, the law and law enforcement do not distinguish between selling drugs and transporting them; even if you are accused of only delivering drugs, you will be charged with drug distribution and will face the same penalties and sentencing guidelines as someone who is charged with selling drugs. If you have been arrested for drug distribution, your first act should be to hire a qualified and experienced attorney. Do not allow inadequate representation cost you thousands of dollars in fines, or your freedom.
All drug charges are serious, but distribution is much worse than possession. If there is a large quantity of drugs involved, you may also be charged with drug trafficking. While distribution of certain drugs, like marijuana, in small amounts may only result in a short prison sentence or fines, drug distribution in large quantities or of more serious drugs, such as cocaine, can lead to a life sentence. Drug distribution across state or country borders may have more serious consequences. Selling narcotics or other controlled substances to minors or within the vicinity of a school or playground also increases penalties if convicted. As with drug cultivation, any property that is used to distribute drugs can be confiscated by the government. Other penalties include probation, registration as a narcotics offender, mandatory drug treatment programs, and harsher penalties if there is a second offense.
The importance of strong legal representation cannot be overstated. This is also doubtlessly an incredibly stressful time in your life, so it is equally important that you hire an attorney who is genuinely on your side, not just looking for a paycheck. At the Martinez Law Firm, we aim to not only win your case and protect your rights, but also to support you through this trying time. Our dedication to you is our priority.