Dallas Drug Crime Attorney
Need a Dallas criminal lawyer to help with your drug charges?
A drug crime is a criminal offense that involves the sale, use, manufacturing
or growth of an illegal narcotic. Involvement with a
controlled substance can put you odds with the law and in danger of incurring the repercussions.
Illegal drugs like marijuana, heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, LSD and
meth are all known for the adverse effects they have on drug users. In
fact, drug usage is linked to violent criminal behaviors.
Frequently committed drug crimes include, but are not limited to:
For all of these offenses, and more, an experienced Dallas criminal defense
attorney from the D'Amore Law Firm can be contacted for skillful representation.
Drug Crime Statistics
- In 2004, it was reported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that 17% of
state inmates committed their first criminal offense to obtain money to
purchase drugs. In federal prisons, 18% claimed they committed their first
crime to get money for drugs.
- The most commonly used substance by people under the age of 18 is alcohol,
followed closely by marijuana.
- In the United States, marijuana is the most commonly used drug.
- Over 6.3 million people in the U.S. use prescription drugs illegally each
month. In fact, prescription drug abuse is increasing year-to-year.
- In 2003, federal drug control spending was at $11.4 billion dollars. This
is a number that doubled in less than a 10 year period.
- Aside from fines and jail time, people who have been convicted of drug
crimes will likely be told that they have to partake in mandatory drug
& alcohol rehabilitation.
A few of the main things that will be looked at in regard to your charges
are the amount of the drug involved, the types of drugs, the activity
that allegedly took place and if there is a past criminal record, including
any other drug crime run ins with the law. If you have been charged with
a drug crime in Dallas, whether it is a
misdemeanor or a
felony, it is important that you retain the services of a skilled lawyer, so
don't wait to
contact the D'Amore Law Firm.
Click here to visit our
Dallas drug crimes website, where you will find specific information about our areas of practice
in this field.