Manufacture, Deliver, Possession Intent to Deliver Lawyer

 

Manufacture, Delivery, Possession Intent to Deliver

If you are facing a manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver charge, you need serious help. Police, prosecutors, and courts take these cases more seriously than simple possession charges. Local, state and federal law enforcement aggressively focus time, energy, and considerable firepower on these cases. Having a Dallas possession intent to deliver lawyer on your team is absolutely essential.

The war on drugs is definitely in full swing still in Texas. Manufacture, delivery, and possession with intent to deliver cases can result serious consequences. Lengthy prison sentences and large fines are common. Furthermore, being marked a felon, losing your right to vote, and even losing your right to drive can hold you back for the rest of your life. You need a Dallas possession intent to deliver attorney you can trust. You need Mike Howard in your corner.

 

Dallas Possession Intent to Deliver Lawyer

Questionable police conduct is often at the center of drug crimes cases. In drug cases you want an experienced drug crimes lawyer in Dallas who knows the law and is willing to push back against government overreach. Furthermore, courts are finally starting to recognize that addiction causes many drug cases. You need a knowledgeable Dallas possession intent to deliver lawyer who knows the court system and can work towards getting you help rather than prison.

A Different Kind of Lawyer

We approach our clients differently than a lot of lawyers. Above all, we believe that excellent legal representation means more than just getting you a great result. First, we base our entire representation around you. This means we start by truly listening to you to understand your case and your goals. Further, we work to provide you a client experience that is as easy and stress-free as possible. We answer your questions and keep you informed. Most importantly, we treat you as a person, not a number. Finally, we strive to find and achieve the best possible result. That result is the outcome that best fits you and your needs. If you’re looking for a different kind of lawyer to handle your drug crimes case in Dallas, you’ve come to the right place.

Our Case Process

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Listen & Understand

We focus on clients as real people. First, we list to understand who you are and what you need. Then we make sure we fully understand the facts of the case.
We explain the law, your rights, and the legal process. Because communication is very important to us, we strive to quickly answer questions and return communication.

Open Communication

We explain the law, your rights, and the legal process. Because communication is very important to us, we strive to quickly answer questions and return communication.
Simply put: we fight hard for you. In the courtroom, in negotiations, and before a case even is officially opened, we fight for justice for you.

Fight for Justice

Simply put: we fight hard for you. In the courtroom, in negotiations, and before a case even is officially opened, we fight for justice for you.

 

Manufacture, Delivery, Possession Intent to Deliver

A person commits an offense if they knowingly manufactures, delivers, or possesses with intent to deliver a controlled substance. The Texas Health and Safety Code sets out drug laws in Texas. Sections 112, 1121, 113, and 114 cover manufacture, delivery, and intent to deliver charges.

Manufacture, delivery, and possession with intent to deliver are three very different acts and crimes. They are, however, grouped together in the law. As a result, very often people see their case abbreviated as “Man/Del/PID CS” in paperwork or on the Dallas County website. This simply means that the case involves either manufacture, delivery, or possession intent to deliver a controlled substance. Most often prosecutors end up pursuing these cases as possession intent to deliver simply. This is because the police rarely catch someone in the process of manufacturing drugs or even delivering drugs. On the other hand, they often catch people that seem to them to have the intent to deliver. 

Resources and Information

See our criminal defense resource center for more information on fundamental rights in a criminal case, definitions of culpable mental states (intentionally, knowingly, etc), defenses to prosecution, and more.

For more information about drug crimes in general, see our drug crimes page. See our drug possession page for more information about possession of a controlled substance charges. For more information about possession of marijuana, see our possession of marijuana page

 

 

Important Definitions & Penalty Groups

Definitions

Manufacture essentially means making, producing, or processing a controlled substance. Delivery means to transfer or sell to another a controlled substance. This can include counterfeit drugs and drug paraphernalia. Possession with the intent to deliver essentially means you were intending to sell drugs but got caught before you could sell them. Intent to deliver is a factual determination made by the judge or jury based on the facts of a case. Factors can include the amount or weight of drugs possessed or having things like empty baggies, cutting agents, scales, or a large amount of money on you.

Penalty Groups

The Texas Controlled Substances Act governs penalties for drug possession. It categorizes penalties for drug possession by which penalty group the drug belongs to.

Penalty Group 1 – Includes common street drugs like methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine as well as hydrocodone.

Penalty Group 1A – Includes lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

Penalty Group 2 – Includes THC oil, ecstasy (molly or MDMA), mescaline, hashish.

Penalty Group 3 – Includes alprazolam (Xanax bars), diazepam (Valium), many other prescription drugs, peyote, steroids, salvia divinorum,

Penalty Group 4 – Compounds or mixtures that contain small amounts of certain narcotic drugs.

 

 

Penalties for Manufacture, Delivery, or Intent to Deliver

Penalty Group 1

Less than 1 gram is a state jail felony. As a result, you could face 6 months – two years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

1-4 grams is a second-degree felony, as a result, you could face 2 – 20 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

4 to 200 grams is a first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 5 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine. 

200 to 400 grams is an enhanced first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 10 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

400 grams or more is an enhanced first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 15 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine. 

 

Penalty Group 2

Less than 1 gram is a state jail felony. As a result, you could face 6 months – 2 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine. 

1- 4 grams is a second-degree felony. As a result, you could face 2 – 20 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

4 – 400 grams is a first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 5 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

400 grams or more is an enhanced first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 10 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $100,000 fine.

 

Penalty Groups 3 & 4

Less than 28 grams is a state jail felony. As a result, you could face 6 months – 2 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

28 – 200 grams is a second-degree felony. As a result, you could face 2 – 20 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine

200 – 400 grams is a first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 5 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

400 grams or more is an enhanced first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 10 – 99 years or life imprisonment and up to a $100,000 fine.

 

Dallas Possession Intent to Deliver Mike Howard

Above all, I strive to help my clients through difficult times with compassion and integrity. In Dallas innocent people can get accused, charged, and convicted when they don’t have a Dallas possession intent to deliver lawyer fighting for them. I believe in standing up for people facing criminal accusations and helping them navigate all that comes with being thrown into the criminal justice system. 

Client-Centered

The cornerstone of my law practice is focusing on my clients as individuals.  I start by taking the time to understand not just the facts of their case, but who they are and what they need. Because I know the criminal justice system can be intimidating, I explain the process, their rights, and their options. Client communication is extremely important to me, so I make sure my team and I do everything possible to quickly answer questions and return messages.

Willing to Fight

Most importantly, I am willing to fight a case in court.  I have a track record of delivering fantastic results at trial. While not every client and case needs to go to trial, it can make a difference. When your Dallas possession intent to deliver attorney has a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer who fights for their clients, however, it can make all the difference in the world.

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A Proven Track Record

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N.P. – Possession with the Intent to Deliver 4-200g

My client was charged with a first-degree intent to deliver drug case. The police showed up after a noise complaint and barged in to search. They argued they saw a gun and that made it legal. We investigated and it turned out to be a child’s toy. The judge agreed that the search was illegal and thew out the drugs. Case dismissed.

J.B. – Possession Intent to Deliver 4-200 grams

Our client was an addict who was being manipulated by a drug dealer to work the door for him in exchange for drugs. When SWAT busted in, the real dealers got away, so all the police had was our client. We got our client treatment rather than prison and avoided a conviction altogether.

R.L. – Possession Intent to Deliver 4-200g

Our client picked up an intent to deliver charge while she was on probation for two other intent to deliver charges. She was facing decades in prison. Initially, the judge wouldn’t consider probation. We fought hard and finally got our client deferred probation. We not only avoided a conviction but got our client the treatment she needed. 

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