In Denton and Cooke counties as well as the state of Texas, lawmakers, law enforcement and prosecutors are under pressure to prove that they are tough on drugs. Therefore, police and prosecutors spend significant time and resources in the prosecution of drug crimes. Sentences can include heavy fines, imprisonment, and more. Texas Child Protective Services-(CPS) may seek to remove your children from your home based on your drug possession, usage, manufacture, or delivery.

What’s more, there is gray area where charges are left up to the officer on duty. For example, you may be in a car where drugs were discovered. If no one confesses to possession, the officer may decide to arrest everyone. If you live in Denton or Cooke counties and have been arrested for violating any drug law, from marijuana possession or use of cocaine, to operating a meth lab, please contact a Texas drug charges attorney at The Law Office of Brent Hill today to discuss the specifics of your case.

Changing Laws on marijuana and Texas

In other states across the country, drug laws on marijuana are changing rapidly with both medical and recreational use being legal in several states, including Colorado. This has presented a new challenge for Texas law enforcement and the court system: how to prosecute those who bring marijuana that they legally obtained in Colorado or another state into Texas. To be clear, possession is still illegal in Texas, but more and more cases are being brought to courts challenging laws by arguing for the rights of those who legally obtained marijuana in another state.

The most important thing you need to do if you are facing a drug charge for possession of marijuana that you legally purchased in another state is seek legal representation from an experienced drug defense attorney who knows Texas law and the local court system. The Law Office of Brent Hill has been serving Denton and Cooke counties with expert criminal defense on drug crimes for over 25 years. We have the experience, familiarity with the local courts, and legal expertise in Texas state drug laws to give you your best chance at a positive outcome from any charges resulting from your bringing marijuana that was legally obtained in another state into Texas.

Though some marijuana charges in Denton and Cooke county result in a misdemeanor, this is based upon the amount of marijuana as well as other circumstances of your specific case. If the amount you were caught with is large enough (more than four ounces) or if prosecutors have reason to believe you brought the weed into the state with the intent to sell, the penalties may be far more severe and include jail time as well as the loss of a driver’s license. Don’t take a chance with your future, contact The Law Office of Brent Hill in Denton, Texas today and put our team to work for you.

First time offenders caught with marijuana purchased legally in another state

If it is your first offense and the amount of marijuana you are caught with is under two ounces, Texas state law has some provisions that may allow us to argue for a dismissal or work out a deal to have the charges against you dropped all together. Typically, this involves agreeing to seek treatment or take part in community service.

The good news here is that there is a chance these charges can be prevented from becoming part of your criminal record. Your eligibility for such a program will be determined on a number of factors including the county in which your case is held. If you are first-time offender who was caught with less than two ounces of marijuana in Denton or Cooke counties, it is 100% in your best interest to call The Law Office of Brent Hill right away so we can get started with our evaluation of your case as soon as possible.

We defend people against all types of drug charges, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Drug delivery
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity

Defending You Against Drug Charges in Denton and Cooke Counties

If you are being investigated for a drug crime, do not lose hope. Just because you’ve been charged with a crime, you still have your rights, one of which includes the right to defend yourself in a court of law. First, do not consent to a search of your property without a warrant. Insist that the police obtain a warrant before searching your property and contact a drug crimes defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and your freedom.

There are many valid defenses The Law Office of Brent Hill can argue for your case. These include arguing that:

  • You lacked knowledge you indeed were in possession of the controlled substance in question
  • Unlawful searches and/or seizures were used
  • The substance in question has been approved for “experimental” use by an FDA Act or similar exemption.
  • The drug has been recently approved by the FDA.
  • The drug was not intended for consumption by a human.
  • There was insufficient quantity to constitute an arrest
  • The drug had been prescribed by a medical doctor

Our criminal defense attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in Denton and Cooke counties charged with drug offenses. Our prior work as criminal prosecutors in the state of Texas has helped familiarize us with the local court system, prosecutors, and judges as well as helped us develop effective strategies in drug crime defense. Since we know how the government puts a case together, we understand what needs to be done to get the best possible result for you, our client.

Contact our office today to schedule a free in office or over the phone consultation.