Are You Charged with Manufacturing / Delivery of Controlled Substances?
Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C., Criminal Defense Law Firm
Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substances Attorneys
Since 1995 criminal defense trial attorney Paul Looney has litigated
60 criminal jury trials with zero final convictions
Manufacture or delivery of drugs is the criminal charge in Texas for any form of drug dealing under Texas law. The punishments can be more severe than simple possession if the amounts are large enough. Sentences up to life in a Texas prison and fines up to a quarter-million dollars are possible.
The Texas Controlled Substances Act defines deliver as to transfer, actually or constructively, to another a controlled substance, counterfeit substance, or drug paraphernalia. The term includes offering to sell a controlled substance, counterfeit substance, or drug paraphernalia. In Texas, delivery is the same as selling drugs, whether money is involved or not, except in the case of small amounts of marijuana.
Police often make arrests utilizing undercover officers to take the delivery in a drug deal. They conduct surveillance before setting it up or use a confidential informant to make the deal on their behalf and later testify in court.
Anyone charged with manufacture or delivery of drugs in Texas needs the best criminal defense attorney available because freedom is at stake. The Texas Drug Crime Attorneys at Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C. have extensive experience with these types of cases and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Convictions of Manufacture or Delivery of Drugs
Punishment for a conviction on drug dealing charges depends on past history and the facts of the case, especially the amount of drugs involved.
The likelihood of prison time is high for a first-degree or enhanced first-degree felony. Community supervision is an option for the judge or jury in cases with low drug weights, particularly misdemeanors, state jail felonies and second- or third- degree felonies.
If community service is given on a state jail felony for delivery, the judge can still require three to six months in state jail as part of the sentence.
A person with previous charges enhanced under proximity-to-children provisions may not be eligible for community supervision. In those cases, a person may have an additional five years added to the sentence.
Defense Strategies for Manufacturing / Delivery of Controlled Substances
To help avoid a conviction and sentence in manufacture or delivery cases, we identify merits of the state’s evidence on several key points.
First, we may challenge the state’s identification of the person who made the delivery. Second, challenge the credibility of confidential informants. Third, challenge the legality of police searches in case they violated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.
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For assistance with an allegation of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, contact Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C. at 281-597-8818.
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