Texas Drug Charges Defense LawyerApril 14, 2010
If you have had a drug arrest, whether it be marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and are subsequently found guilty of possessing or trafficking a controlled substance, the sentence could range from a fine and counseling to years of incarceration in prison. The factors determining the outcome depend upon the amount and kind of drug, as well as the quality of your legal representation.
- Drug trafficking charges
- Drug sales charges
- Drug possession with intent to deliver charges
- Drug possession with intent to distribute charges
- Cultivation of marijuana charges
- Facilitating a drug transaction by communication device (telephone) charges
- Manufacturing a controlled substance charges
- Possession of a controlled substance charges
- Maintaining a house where drugs are sold or kept charges
- Possession / use of a firearm during a trafficking offense charges
- Money laundering charges
When you contact defense lawyer John R. Teakell for your 100% free defense consultation you will get the benefit of his experience as a former federal prosecutor and former Assistant District Attorney. You will get a criminal defense attorney who knows the state and federal court systems and understands how the prosecution works to formulate a case against you.
Texas criminal defense attorney John R. Teakell is an experienced drug crimes attorney who mounts a vigorous and aggressive defense of charges against his client. John Teakell has handled some of the largest and most significant drug cases and drug trafficking cases in the country. This experience also includes some of the biggest major money laundering cases. He draws upon his extensive experience as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas and Puerto Rico. He will pursue every angle of defense to convince the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss the charges.
From his Dallas, Texas, drug crimes defense law firm, he calls upon his more than 20 years of criminal trial experience to represent clients throughout Texas, including Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, and the cities of Dallas, Forth Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Sherman, Southlake, Frisco, and Tyler, in both state and federal courts, including the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Teakell can defend clients charged with federal drug crimes in all states.
As a former prosecutor, John R. Teakell is well versed in all areas of state and federal criminal law. He is uniquely qualified to represent adults and juvenile clients in both state and federal courts.
State Court Penalties & Sentencing
In state court, felony drug cases are classified in degrees, such as first degree, second degree, third degree, and state jail felony. The first degree is the most serious and carries a maximum sentence of imprisonment for life.
Federal Court Penalties & Sentencing
In federal court, persons convicted of a crime receive sentences based upon a complex point system known as the U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines. An attorney experienced in the federal criminal system can help in navigating through this complex and often unfair point system. Whether your case ends up in state or federal court, it is important to have a Texas drug arrest attorney on your side that will aggressively fight for you every step of the way.
Effective Representation for All Types of Drug Crimes
Whether you have been charged with the possession, sales, manufacture, or trafficking of a controlled substance, criminal defense lawyer John Teakell can help you. With a successful trial record in recent cases, he is well-equipped to represent clients throughout Texas who have been charged with:
Mr. Teakell can also help you if the government has taken steps to have your property or possessions forfeited. Items that facilitated a drug trade or were purchased from profits or proceeds from any drug sales are subject to civil forfeiture. To know and protect your rights, contact drug delivery/distribution, drug manufacturing, and drug possession lawyer John R. Teakell today for a free initial consultation. For the convenience of clients, credit cards are accepted, and access to bilingual interpreters is available.