Dallas Drug Distribution Attorney

Drug Crime Defense: Experience Matters.

The more you know about your opponent, the more powerful your defense is. At the D'Amore Law Firm, our founding attorney spent 19 years at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. He demonstrated such expertise that he was promoted 7 times. Since practicing law, he has won more than 100 jury trials. If you have been charged with drug distribution, our experience and insight could make the difference between a conviction and the ability to walk away free.

Penalties for Drug Distribution

The laws in our state are very tough, partially because the state has the international border with Mexico, and drugs flow through the state and into the rest of the country. The penalties for distribution of drugs and other drug crimes are governed by both state and federal laws that classify drugs based upon their perceived danger to society. The penalty for a drug crime depends on which of the 5 classifications of penalty groups the drug falls into.

Penalty group 1 is considered the most severe and includes such drugs as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, and all other psychedelic drugs whether naturally occurring or not. They are drugs that are not believed to have any therapeutic use. The length of the prison sentence varies depending on how much of the drug is involved in the case, whether or not there was violence or weapons charges, and how many prior drug crimes offenses are on your criminal record. Distributing drugs near a school will increase the severity of the penalties imposed upon you. Even a sentence for a first time, non-violent offense can be a life sentence depending on the facts in the case.

Some possible defenses can include cases of rights violations, mistaken identity, that you were forced to be involved through a threat of harm, or that the drugs were not in your control, and did not belong to you. If your rights were violated during the arrest or investigation the entire case could be dismissed. You may have been a victim of circumstance, and merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you are concerned about the penalties and want to make sure you have a powerful defender, call the firm. No matter what charge you are facing, our Dallas criminal defense lawyer knows the business of criminal defense.

Contact us now. Your freedom and your future could depend on it.