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Galveston County Drug Crimes Lawyers

Reliable Criminal Defense for Tough Charges

Texas law recognizes a wide variety of drug-related crimes. No matter what type of drug crime you have been charged with, you will need a defense strategy that is individually tailored to that specific offense.

At the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, we can help you develop an airtight strategy for fighting your charges. Regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our Galveston County drug crime attorneys can provide the effective counsel and aggressive representation you need.

Rely on our professional legal team when you need help defending against charges for:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug-infused DWI charges
  • Drug sale or distribution
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drug concentrates

To speak with our dependable criminal defense lawyers, call (832) 900-9867 now.

Drug Penalty Groups in Galveston County

No matter the type or amount of drugs involved, all drug-related offenses are complex and can result in harsh penalties. The Texas Health and Safety Code regulates and assigns drugs into six distinct categories for penalty purposes. These “penalty groups” are used by judges as a guide to determine the punishment of each drug offense.

The six penalty groups include:

  • PG1: Narcotics that have no medicinal value, including codeine, oxycodone, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine
  • P1A-G: LSD as well as any of its salts and isomers
  • PG2: Hallucinogenic substances, such as PCP, ecstasy, and mescaline
  • PG2-A: Chemical compounds that mimic cannabinoids
  • PG3: Valium, benzodiazepines, anabolic steroids, Ritalin, and other prescription drugs that can serve as a stimulant or depressant
  • PG4: Prescription medications and various chemical compounds

The penalties you face upon conviction are determined by which penalty group the drug falls under, the amount of the substance, whether there was a minor present, and various other factors. Overall, the PG1 carries the harshest penalties, while PG4 carries the least severe. The maximum sentence is found for possessing 8000 units of a PG1 drug, which can result in up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Marijuana Is Still Illegal in Texas

Many states have been changing laws related to the possession and use of marijuana. These new statues are permitting the use of medical marijuana, making petty offenses non-criminal, and even legalizing recreational usage.

Texas, on the other hand, continues to treat marijuana as a Schedule I, high-abuse substance, which can carry significant penalties. For instance, if you are found to be in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, you could face up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000. If you have been charged with a marijuana offense in Texas, it is important to reach out to our criminal defense lawyers right away.

Fight Your Drug Charges

The consequences of any drug crime can be life-altering. For this reason, it is important to obtain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Galveston County drug crime attorneys have over 32 years of combined experience providing aggressive criminal defense for over 6,000 cases. No matter how challenging your case may seem, we never back down from a fight.

Contact the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez today at (832) 900-9867 for smart, strategic defense.

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At Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I highly recommend Steve and this team"
    In George Orwell Book (Animal Farm) George Orwell said, " All animal are created equal, but some are more equal than others"
    Ultimately, the quote serves as a cautionary reminder of the potential pitfalls that emerge when individual or collective interests overshadow the principles of fairness and justice.
    1) As my attorney I was updated with phone calls and followed by mail.
    2) He did what only the best attorney do, defending the client's interest and reputation and not plea bargaining for lesser sentence.
    3) Will stand up for client's rights, Justice and fairness.
    All attorneys including State Public Defenders are created equal they and they all have the same functions to perform in the civil society. In my experience with Steve and his team are more equal than others in fighting for rights, fairness and justice which is why we go to court.
    After going through the system once I pray, I never be in that situation again, I am glad I found an attorney that suited my needs. If I were to be in the situation again, I would rather walk into that court with this attorney with confidence knowing that nothing can possibly go wrong. For anyone that may need the service of an attorney, I highly recommend Steve and this team if you want to come out innocent OR you might as well settle for a public Defender and give the prosecutor your jail house uniform size before you get to the courthouse. The difference will be clear after the verdict, you make the choice.
    - Kooffreh
    I was charged with 2 felony cases (DWI & Evading) and my life had just turned upside down. I was looking to hire the best attorney in Brazoria County and everyone I talked to said Steve Gonzalez was the best. Through his hard work and persistence, he was able to prove my innocence. I wouldn't want my life in anyone else's hand except his.
    - Anonymous
    "Experienced and Respected"
    I am extremely grateful that Mr. Gonzalez represented me in my case. From the very beginning, he was very communicative and made me feel at ease. His legal assistants were also very kind and helpful throughout the process. He is a highly respected attorney whose reputation and expertise are phenomenal.
    - Anonymous
    "Could not have been better"
    Was arrested twice in a very short period for invalid license. I was unaware how seriously Brazoria County takes the charge. I was looking at a class A misdemeanor for the second offense and the state had not filed the first. I thought the best possible outcome could be time served and awaiting first offense but Mr Gonzalez got the second offense dropped to a Class C misdemeanor with $100 fine and no filing of the first case I had not even considered that possible in the outcome could not have been better.
    - Joe
    "Best Lawyer hands down! Your in good hands if you hire them"
    I was facing a very scary and very serious felony charge and I was innocent! Steve Gonzalez and Kristi fought and got no bill. When they tell you you’re in good hands, you if you don’t take their word for it please take mine! They got me my life back and I could never ever thank them enough for this. The best hands down.
    - Kevin
    "Best Lawyer hands down"
    Steve and his law firm are by far the best firm around. They were always in court on time and kept me informed throughout my 3-year process with Steve and his partner Kristina. He ended up getting my case dismissed after that long period. I would like to thank both of them for there and patience with my case it was money well spent and would definitely refer him to everybody.
    - Former Client
    "Great Attorney"
    Kristi is fantastic. I recommend her to anyone that needs a DWI attorney. She is knowledgeable and informative. If you want to win the case hire Kristi.
    - Former Client
    "One of the Greatest"
    Steve O. Gonzales took the time and effort to navigate through and precisely take care of what needed to be done. He doesn't hold back and goes all out. Most definitely worth the money. He is a good man with good values. Doesn't take any B.S. from the court or the client. Honesty gets Excellent Results.
    - Sean

Put Experience On Your Side Why Choose Us?

  • More than 5,000 Clients Helped Since Start of the Firm
  • Serving Spanish-Speaking Clients
  • Certified in Breath Tests, Blood Tests and SFSTs
  • Former Brazoria County Assistant District Attorney
  • Aggressive & Passionate Legal Representation
  • Over 32 Years Representing The Accused

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