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Waco Drug Crimes Attorneys

Blanchard & Thomas in Marlin, Dallas, Temple & Woodway

Texas is known for coming down hard on those charged with the possession, manufacture, distribution, or trafficking of drugs. Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time or are bearing the brunt of overzealous law enforcement, it is crucial that you get in touch with a Waco drug crimes lawyer from our firm. Blanchard & Thomas has years of experience handling a variety of criminal cases while fighting to get clients’ charges reduced or dismissed, when possible. Although we cannot guarantee a specific outcome for any given case, we can guarantee a high level of personal service and representation that is backed by the experience of a former police officer and former Assistant District Attorney.

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Drug Penalty Groups in Texas

The 1970 Controlled Substances Act classified drugs into five categories, referred to as schedules. On the extremes of the spectrum lie Schedule I and Schedule V. Schedule I drugs refer to drugs that have no medicinal purpose but are highly addictive to users and Schedule V drugs are those that are commonly used for medical purposes, lightly controlled, and hold limited chances of abuse.

For penalty purposes, the Texas Health and Safety Code groups drugs from Schedules I through V together in penalty groups.

“PG” stands for penalty groups and these categories include:

  • PG1: This group mostly includes heavily-controlled narcotics such as opioids, cocaine, meth, ketamine, mescaline, psilocybin, and more
  • PG1-A: This group includes LSD and derivative salts or isomers
  • PG2: This group mostly includes hallucinogenic drugs such as PCP, ecstasy, and mescaline
  • PG2-A: This group applies to chemical mimics of cannabinoids such as spice or K2
  • PG3: This group includes opioids not mentioned in PG1 as well as certain sedatives, anabolic steroids, and other prescription drugs with potential for abuse
  • PG4: This group also includes opioids not mentioned in PG1 as well as prescription medications or chemical compounds with potential for abuse

Each group outlines the classification and penalty for the crimes committed. Crimes of manufacturing or delivering drugs are typically punished more severely than crimes of possession. Marijuana is recognized as a separate matter due to the increase of legality within the United States.

Factors Involved in Determining Your Sentence

There are many factors which will help determine your sentence if you have been convicted of a drug crime.

The following will influence the severity of your sentence:

  • The penalty group
  • The amount of drugs
  • The presence of a minor

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Take advantage of our guidance and resources to help you get your case started off on the right foot. Time is of the essence in building a solid defense to your charges and our firm can provide you with the dedicated service you need to effectively tell your side of the story and fight for your future.

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The Blanchard & Thomas
“Clients’ Bill of Rights”

We want to earn the right to be your attorneys from now on, not just for the duration of your current legal issue.
  • We treat clients like people and not numbers – the same way we would like to be treated ourselves. Every client is treated with absolute respect and dignity.

  • We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.

  • While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our clients choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.

  • We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mails within 24 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to always know what we know and vice-versa., and overcome them.

  • We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us more than their payments.

  • We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.

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