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Criminal Attorneys Defend Possession, Manufacture, or Delivery of Drugs in Jourdanton, Texas

With America's half-century-long war on drugs still ongoing, penalties remain harsh for those convicted of drug charges. Even a low-level drug conviction can severely impact an individual's ability to receive financial aid for college or to gain desired employment. It can lead to reduced child custody or conservatorship and visitation time and negatively affect much of your life.

At BCP Criminal Defense Attorneys, we understand the immense stress that accompanies drug crime allegations, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony charge. It is easy to feel frightened and overwhelmed, but when you entrust us to handle your case, you can rest knowing you have skilled and aggressive defense lawyers on your side, including judges and former prosecutors. That experience is invaluable as we pursue and secure the most favorable outcome possible.

Drug Charges in Texas

Penalties for drug convictions vary according to the type of drug and amount involved. Drugs fall under one of Texas' various penalty groups. These include:

  • Possession of Marijuana: Less than 2 ounces, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 fine; 2 to 4 ounces, up to one year, $4,000 fine; 4 ounces to 5 pounds, up to two years, $10,000 fine; 5 to 50 pounds, up to 10 years, $10,000 fine; 50 to 2,000 pounds, up to 20 years, $10,000 fine; more than 2,000 pounds, up to 99 years, $10,000 fine.
  • Delivery of Marijuana: Less than 1/4 ounce with no payment, up to 180 days in jail, $2,000 fine; less than 1/4 ounce with payment, up to one year, $4,000 fine; 1/4 ounce to 5 pounds, up to two years, $10,000 fine; 50 to 2,000 pounds, up to 20 years, $10,000 fine; more than 2,000 pounds, up to 99 years, $10,000 fine.
  • Penalty Group 1 and 1A: Includes methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and opioids such as oxycodone. Minimum sentence: 180 days to two years incarceration and fine up to $10,000 for possession of less than one gram. Maximum sentence: 15 years to life and a fine up to $250,000 for manufacture and delivery of more than 400 grams (.88 pounds).
  • Penalty Group 2 and 2A: Includes synthetic cannabis, MDMA (Ecstasy), and psilocybin (mushrooms). Minimum sentence: same as Penalty Group 1 and 1A. Maximum sentence: 10 years to life and fine up to $100,000 for manufacture and delivery of more than 400 grams. Penalties lessen for synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Penalty Group 3: Includes compounds containing prescription medications, including Ritalin, Xanax, Klonopin, and morphine. Minimum sentence: up to one year in jail and fine of $4,000 for possession less than one gram. Maximum sentence: same as Penalty Group 2 and 2A.
  • Penalty Group 4: Includes compounds with limited quantities of drugs with non-narcotic medicinal ingredients, including codeine and morphine. Minimum sentence: up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 fine for possession of less than 28 grams. Maximum sentence: five years to life and fine up to $50,000 for more than 400 grams.

Regardless of the drug charge you face, you can trust BCP Criminal Defense Attorneys will provide a vigorous defense with impeccable attention to detail. You can believe in our extensive knowledge of the legal system and our prosecutorial and judicial background from the moment we take your case.

Drug Charge Defenses

Our primary goals are to protect your rights and minimize the impact of these charges on your life. With our initial investigation, we will determine if law enforcement properly followed search and seizure laws and ensure the weight is accurate. We examine all potential sentencing alternatives, including drug treatment programs if you have an addiction issue and other diversionary options. If a plea agreement is the best course of action, we will only agree to a deal that is ultimately in your best interests.

Contact a Wilson County Drug Lawyer

If you face drug possession or distribution charges, choosing the right law firm can make all the difference when it comes to your future. BCP Law is ready to fight for you. Contact a 24/7 Floresville drug crimes attorney at 830-769-1010. We also serve clients in Frio County, Pearsall, Karnes County, and Karnes City.


  • “Barrera was my attorney for a criminal and misterminor case. I couldnt ask for a better attorney. At first I was a little nervous because he is a very quiet man, but when he is up there asking questions and cross examination Stephen is amazing and I knew i would be alright. We won both cases with no plea deals. I would recommend Stephen Barrera to everyone. I wish his law firm many years of success. Thank you for helping me keep my freedom.”

    - Laura Egelston

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