Retired Judge Vickers Cunningham

Drug Crimes

Drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines are examples of drugs classified to have abuse potential. Drugs are also related to crime through the effects they have on the user’s behavior and by generating violence and other illegal activity in connection with drug trafficking. The following scheme summarizes the various ways that drugs and crime are related.

Serving Those Accused of Drug-Related Charges Throughout Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton and nearby Texas counties.

Whether your case involves simple possession or international trafficking, the Texas drug lawyers at Retired Judge Vic Cunningham possess the expertise and resources to effectively defend your interests. His scope of experience spans all sides of criminal proceedings: the defense, the prosecution, and even the bench itself. In fact, after 27 years as Judge, he understands the law firsthand. This allows him to deliver swifter and more effective results in every drug case he takes on.

Drug charges carry the threat of a range of criminal penalties and collateral consequences, including fines, prison time, lost educational or career opportunities, and more. You must involve the right firm if you are to have the best opportunity of avoiding a conviction and everything this brings with it.

Every case is different, but there are various defenses that may be used to challenge drug charges. These may include:

Lack of knowledge or intent
Possessing medication prescribed for the defendant’s own use
Entrapment, meaning a police officer coerced the defendant into committing the crime
Illegal search and seizure
Planted evidence
Some drugs are patently illegal, such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin. Others are illegal when they are not being used with a prescription for the medical problem they were designed to address, such as amphetamines used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), anti-anxiety medications like Xanax, antidepressants, opioid painkillers, and medical marijuana.

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The legal consequences of drug crimes vary greatly. You have the right to an attorney who understands how to build a strong defense and who seeks to protect your freedom and your future.

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