Drug Law


 Drug cases are increasing, and are difficult to defend for most other law firms. We know Texas drug charges and thoroughly analyze each case against you. Many times the police act illegally, operating without warrants and with disregard for your constitutional rights. If an illegal search and seizure was committed we will do everything possible to get your case thrown out of court. Law enforcement may commit entrapment or perform illegal surveillance, which may be in violation of your right to privacy. If they made any legal errors, we will exploit them for your benefit.

Our drug defense attorneys fight aggressively to have any drug charge dismissed or reduced. We know many drug users are addicts and not criminals. Even those who sell drugs may be doing so to support an underlying addiction, which needs treatment. Jails and prisons are overcrowded with those who have been convicted of violent crimes. Our criminal lawyers make the prosecution see that putting a non-violent drug offender in jail may lead to the release of someone who may be a danger to society. We always strive to ensure our clients never see the inside of a jail cell. If your charges cannot be dismissed, our criminal law firm will fight to get you a rehabilitation oriented sentence such as A.A. or N.A. meetings, probation or community service.

Below are the drug cases we handle most often. Even if your particular charge isn't listed, we can help. You can trust us to spend all the time and effort necessary to defend your rights, because protecting your freedom is what we do.

Drug Possession

Possessing most controlled substances is a felony, with the exception of marijuana, which is usually considered a misdemeanor, as is possession of drug paraphernalia such as a pipe.  read more...

Drug Transportation

The transporting of illegal drugs, or narcotics, occurs when an individual knowingly transfers the substances from one place to another. Whether transporting small amounts of narcotics or large amounts, both crimes are considered serious offenses. read more...

Drug Distribution

The distribution of illegal drugs or narcotics occurs when an individual sells narcotics. Drug Distribution refers to the act of selling narcotics to others and the gravity of the crime depends on the circumstances surrounding the case. read more...

Drug Cultivation

Drug cultivation has two definitions. (1) Growing, possessing, or producing plants and other natural elements that can be used to produce unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, is considered drug cultivation. (2) The production of illegal controlled substances which require laboratory equipment and chemicals to produce, such as LSD and methamphetamine may be considered drug cultivation. read more...

 Drug Manufacturing

Drug manufacturing involves the creation of illegal drugs in a chemical lab or growing facility. The size of the operation or chemical plant and the kind of drugs being produced or manufactured can influence the severity of the charges. read more...

Drug Sales

You don't need to actually sell drugs or for any money to change hands to be arrested for intending to sell them. You can be arrested for this felony by having within your control evidence that law enforcement considers conclusive, including such items as scales, fortified (tinted) windows, and visitors arriving or leaving your home at all hours. Many of these charges can be exaggerated or lack substantial evidence, a criminal attorney from Terani Law Firm can help you.  read more...

Anabolic Steroids

Since 2004, anabolic steroids have been classified a Schedule III drug, the same as Vicodin, barbiturates, and veterinary tranquilizers. It is a federal offense to possess these drugs, and an even greater one to possess them with the intent to sell them. read more...

All Other Drug Crimes

There are many drug-related offenses not listed above, so please consult with us immediately. We have not listed all the cases that we defend. Our experience, legal knowledge, and policies of treating all of our clients with respect and honesty make us stand out from the other criminal law firms.

The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure makes community supervision and mandatory drug treatment programs a sentencing requirement for people convicted of possessing:
  • Less than 1 gram of drugs such as cocaine or meth.
  • Less than 5 units of drugs such as LSD.
  • Less than 1 gram of drugs such as Ecstasy (MMDA) or PCP.
  • Less than one pound of marijuana.
  • Possession of two ounces or less is a class B misdemeanor.
  • Possession of four ounces or less but more than two ounces is a class A misdemeanor.
  • Possession of five pounds or less but more than four ounces is a State Jail Felony.

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