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Dallas Drug Charges Lawyer: Trafficking, Possession, Distribution and Manufacture

Dallas, Collin, Kaufmann & Tarrant County Defense Attorneys

Facing Drug Charges in Dallas TX?

You should start considering your legal options and get a consultation with a lawyer who has experience with drug charge cases. If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, drug possession, or another drug related crime, you need an attorney that can build a strong defense and protect your freedom. The penalties and punishment for drug crime convictions in Texas are outrageous! Let us start building your defense immediately. Contact our experienced drug crime defense attorneys Tim Clancy today to schedule a free consultation.

The defense counselors at the Clancy & Clancy law office have decades of experience successfully defending people in legal trouble involving controlled substances. With your freedom and reputation on the line, you need the best drug crime lawyer on your side.

One of the most important decisions in your case is selecting the right defense attorney. Whether you have been accused of a crime or are simply being investigated, your rights, your freedom and your future are in jeopardy. It is important to have the counsel of an experienced drug charge defense lawyer as early as possible.

Call Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law to schedule a confidential consultation with our criminal defense law firm at (214) 550-5771. When you’re facing charges this serious, you need Clancy on your side.

Experienced Defense Attorneys for Drug Crimes

We have extensive experience defending against state, federal, misdemeanor, felony, and prescription drug charges. Drug crimes we defend clients against include:


And many other charges involving illegal, prescription, and controlled substances. Call now to book your free case evaluation with a defense lawyer for drug charges at Clancy & Clancy Attorney at Law.

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking Case Results

Client Initials
Case Type

L. B.

Possession of Controlled Substance x 2


Dallas County

T. C.

Possession of Controlled Substance and a DWI 2nd


Dallas County

Drug Cases in Texas

Texas is notorious for drug-trafficking and other drug offenses because of its proximity to the international border of Mexico. As a result, the legislature and courts have taken steps to increase the enforcement of, and penalties for, drug offenses.

Drug possession in Texas is a crime that can result in charges of various degrees. A drug case may range from a simple misdemeanor to a complex felony or a federal case. Read our complete guide regarding fines and penalties for the delivery or manufacturing of a controlled substance.

Texas Drug Crime Laws

Texas penal code prohibits any person from knowingly or intentionally:

  • Possessing a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance; or
  • Possessing or distributing a listed chemical knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that it will be used to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance

Any person who violates this statute may get charged with a felony.

Drug Trafficking: Texas law defines drug trafficking as knowingly selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering or bringing into this state, or being in actual or constructive possession of, a controlled substance or illegal drug. If you’re arrested for alleged trafficking controlled substances, or facing charges for distributing drugs, call a drug trafficking lawyer to start building your defense as soon as possible. Texas takes drug trafficking cases very seriously, so should you.Read about new, tougher penalties for repeat drug manufacturing offenders.


Punishment for a drug trafficking conviction varies widely in Texas, but trafficking charges have one of the highest levels of potential prison time and fines. The state categorizes drugs into different schedules based upon factors that they believe make them more or less dangerous. The more dangerous the drug is and the quantity play a large part in how much you may have to pay in fines and potential jail time.

Maximum Punishment for Drug Trafficking in Texas

The maximum incarceration (prison punishment) for trafficking drugs in the lone star state is 99 years. See comparison of punishments for trafficking a Schedule I level drug (state jail felony) vs. a Class V level drug (first degree felony).


Texas Drug Trafficking Punishment Range
Drug Crime Possible Jail Time Potential Fines
State Jail Felony 180 days to 2 years in state jail Fine of up to $10,000
1st Degree Felony 15 to 99 years in prison Fine of up to $250,000



Types of Drug Charges in Texas

Drug Possession: Drug possession can range anywhere from a class C misdemeanor for small amounts of marijuana to felony drug possession for controlled substances. For the prosecution to prove a person guilty, they must make the jury or judge believe that the accused had care, custody and control of the illegal or controlled drug. An experienced drug possession attorney like those at our firm will know how to attack the state’s case on this issue. There may be several defenses to possession.

Drug Smuggling: Drug smuggling is the act of transporting any controlled substance into Texas illegally with the intent to either distribute or possess it. Because drug smuggling often involves crossing state lines, it is a federal crime and follows federal sentencing guidelines.

Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute: Being charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute increases the seriousness of any drug related charge. Several factors could lead to this charge, including storing controlled substances in small packages or even having a notepad with phone numbers and schedules in the defendant’s home.

Texas may soon make low level, non-violent drug charges a misdemeanor rather than a felony. A recently conducted poll shows that the majority of Texas residents are in favor of this, as well as rehabilitating drug offenders instead of incarcerating them. Learn more about the efforts in Texas sentence reform here:

Poll Shows That Residents Widely Support Sentencing Reform in Texas


Contact a Dallas Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer

Tim Clancy uses his familiarity with local law enforcement to defend their clients. If you are facing drug charges and need an experienced drug crimes lawyer; we can help.

For additional information about our firm, or to discuss your legal matter in confidence with experienced defense counsel, call Tim Clancy at (214) 550-5771. If you prefer, fill out the contact form in the left margin and we will contact you.

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Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law defend people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Mesquite, Irving, Oak Cliff, University Park, Highland Park, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Grapevine and Lewisville. Tim Clancy represents individuals charged with a state or federal crime in and around Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Henderson and Tarrant Counties.