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If you have received a drug charge in the state of Texas you could be facing some very stiff penalties, including large fines and a lengthy prison sentence.

Criminal defense lawyers –

In Texas, even a first-time drug possession could land you in jail.

That’s why if you have been accused of a drug-related crime – including drug possession, drug trafficking, drug cultivation or drug importation – you need a talented and knowledgeable lawyer who has experience defending drug charges on your side.

Attorney Kenneth N. Cutrer is known for delivering skilled and strategic defense against federal and state drug charges under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Mr. Cutrer knows the system inside and out and will work closely with you to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome to your case.

He will do that by investigating whether law enforcement’s search and seizure were lawful; whether your detention was lawful; whether you were read your Miranda rights and more. He will also press the prosecution to prove charges like drug possession beyond a reasonable doubt.

You can expect Mr. Cutrer to aggressively fight for you to receive an acquittal or to have your charges reduced.

Mr. Cutrer may also be able to persuade the judge to order drug treatment or counseling rather than jail time.
He has experience defending all the most common drug charges including:

Sale of or attempting to sell illegal drugs
Drug possession with intent to sell or distribute
Distribution and conspiracy to violate drug or narcotic laws
Drug trafficking
Manufacture of controlled substances
Possession of chemicals used in drug manufacturing
Illegal possession of prescription drugs

He has also defended against criminal charges for a wide variety of drugs including: marijuana, heroin, crack, cocaine, LSD, amphetamines, mescaline, methamphetamine (meth, ice), Ecstasy, GHB (water), steroids, testosterone, or prescription narcotics and drugs such as Xanax, Vicodin (hydrocodone), Codeine, Hydrocodeine Morphine, SOMA, and OxyContin (oxycodone).

Texas is Known for Having Strict Laws About Controlled Substances & Narcotics

The state’s laws are also complicated. The state classifies drugs into several categories and those categories fall into various penalty groups so several factors can impact the severity of a drug charge.

Mr. Cutrer is an expert on Texas drug laws and will ensure that you fully understand what is happening and what your choices are throughout your case.

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You ensure two things when you work with the Law Office of Kenneth N. Cutrer –

that you will stay informed and that you will receive the best possible defense.

Texas Drug Categories include:

Narcotics: opium, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (commonly known as Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab), oxycodone (commonly known as Percodan, Percocet), fentanyl and carfentanil, etc.
Depressants: opiates (heroin), opioids (painkillers), barbiturates, benzodiazepines (commonly known as Alprazolam/Xanax, Lorazepam/Ativan, Diazepam/Valium and Temazepam/Restoril), chloral hydrate (commonly known as Somnote), a range of inhalants, and alcohol.
Stimulants: cocaine, amphetamines (speed), and some inhalants, among others.
Hallucinogens: LSD (acid), PCP, marijuana (cannabis), mushrooms (psilocybin), ketamine and peyote or mescaline, among others.

Texas Drug Categories include:

Penalty Group 1:

Opioids (including painkillers like codeine, hydrocodone and oxycodone), opium derivatives and/or opiates (heroin and others), cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and similar hallucinogens. Penalties begin at 180 days to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine and they go up to life imprisonment (for possession of 400 grams or more) with fines up to $300,000.

Penalty Group 2:

LSD, Ecstasy (MDMA), PCP, psychedelic mushrooms and amphetamines Penalties start at 180 days to two years in jail for possessing less than one gram and go up to life imprisonment for possession of 400 grams or more, with fines up to $50,000.

Penalty Group 3:

Opioids and opiates not listed in Penalty Group 1,
benzodiazepines and sedatives like Valium and others, anabolic steroids, methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin), and other prescription drugs that have either a stimulant or depressant effect and potential for abuse. Penalties begin at 180 days to two years in jail and fines up to $10,000 and go up to life in jail (for possession of 400 grams or more) with fines up to $50,000.

Penalty Group 4:

Opioids and opiates not listed in Penalty Group 1, and a range of prescription medications and various chemical compounds that have a potential for abuse. Penalties start at 180 days to two years in jail and fines up to $10,000 and go up to life in jail (for possession of 400 grams or more) with fines up to $50,000.

Marijuana Group:

Marijuana (cannabis) and synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (commonly known as K2 and Spice, among others). Penalties start with probation and mandatory drug treatment and go up to 10 years in jail, and fines of $4,000 to $50,000 for possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana.

The Circumstances of Your Case & the Defense Provided by Your Attorney Can Go a Long Way in Determining the Sentence You Receive …

So don’t waste time, contact the Law Office of Kenneth N. Cutrer today.

A criminal record resulting from a drug-related offense can have serious consequences when you seek college admission, employment, housing or a loan.

Get the defense you deserve from a lawyer who will work diligently and aggressively to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cutrer today.

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