Drug Crimes

Drug Crime Defense Attorneys in Texarkana

Protecting the Rights of Clients Accused of Drug Crimes in East Texas

At Potter & Marks, PLLC, we are committed to fighting for the rights of the accused. Our Texarkana drug crimes lawyers are here to help you through the criminal justice process.

In Texas, it is illegal to possess, manufacture, or distribute controlled substances. Controlled substances are drugs that are regulated by the government, such as prescription medications, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.

Common drug crimes in Texas include:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Drug cultivation

Call (870) 335-3052 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation today.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Texas?

The penalties for drug crimes depend on the type and amount of the drug in question, as well as other factors such as the defendant's criminal history.

Penalties for drug crimes in Texas include:

  • State jail felony: State jail felonies are punishable by 180 days to 2 years in state jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Third-degree felony: Third-degree felonies are punishable by 2 to 10 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Second-degree felony: Second-degree felonies are punishable by 2 to 20 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • First-degree felony: First-degree felonies are punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in state prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

How Can a Drug Crimes Lawyer Help?

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you are likely facing serious penalties, including fines and imprisonment. You need an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you fight the charges.

A drug crimes lawyer can help by:

  • Investigating the case: Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate the charges, including the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the legality of the search and seizure.
  • Negotiating with the prosecution: Your lawyer will negotiate with the prosecution to get the charges reduced or dismissed.
  • Representing you in court: If your case goes to trial, your lawyer will represent you and present a strong defense.
  • Guiding you through the process: Your lawyer will guide you through the criminal justice process and ensure you understand your rights and options. 

Why Choose Potter & Marks, PLLC?

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Why Choose Potter & Marks, PLLC?

  • 10,000+ Court Appearances
    With over 10,000 court appearances and 91% satisfactory results, you can trust in our firm's ability to deliver favorable outcomes.
  • 455+ Happy Clients
    Our firm has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional legal services and achieving positive results.
  • Free Consultations
    Learn how our lawyers can help during a complimentary, confidential consultation.
  • Licensed in Both Arkansas and Texas
    Every lawyer in our office is licensed to practice in both Arkansas and Texas, ensuring that we can effectively represent clients across state lines and in diverse legal contexts.
A Legacy Since 1965

Charles A. Potter founded our firm in 1965. Since then, his sons, Joshua L. Potter and Jacob S. Potter, joined by Eric A. Marks, have continued the legacy bringing their years of professional experience in a broad range of practice areas to use for every client that comes to our firm.

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