Denton Drug Crime Lawyer

Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Denton County

Drug crimes can be frustrating, and the laws and regulations regarding drug crimes in the state of Texas can be incredibly difficult to understand. A criminal charge for a drug-related crime can cause serious, lifelong complications. You must take the appropriate actions to protect yourself from a criminal conviction by working with a skilled Denton criminal defense firm like The Law Office of Nathan Miller as soon as possible.

As a former prosecutor and District Attorney, Nathan Miller completely understands the justice system and what you are currently up against. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, Nathan Miller uses his unique legal insight and litigation experience to level the playing field and maneuver your case into the most favorable position possible.

Are you facing charges for a drug crime? Call The Law Offices of Nathan Miller today at (940) 580-4287 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug crime attorneys in Denton.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Texas?

The state of Texas penalizes all types of drug crimes harshly, and prosecutors will seek to punish you to the fullest extent of the law. Even first-time offenders could be facing very real penalties, ranging from mandatory jail time to excessive legal fines. Do not risk a criminal conviction by forgoing your right to retain an aggressive drug crime defense lawyer in Denton.

In order to ensure that you receive the best available outcome for your specific situation, you will need to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the various laws and regulations regarding drug crimes.

Prosecutors look at numerous circumstances when determining potential sentencing options. Depending on your arrest, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony and prosecuted at the state or federal level.

Consequences could include:

  • Penalties associated with misdemeanor or felony charges
  • Civil penalties, including paying taxes owed on illegal drugs
  • Potential suspension or revocation of a driver's license
  • Seizure of assets or property
  • Disqualification for student loans, scholarships, and jobs

Following an arrest, you need to ensure that your rights are protected and that your future is defended. Many people are unsure of where to go or to who to trust after a charge. If you have been accused of any criminal activity or drug crime, The Law Office of Nathan Miller can help.

Texas Drug Classifications

In the state of Texas, drugs will fall into one of five penalty groups, which are essentially a classification of the severity of the drug.

These groups are:

  • Penalty group 1 is the most serious and includes drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroine (penalty group 1A also covers all forms of LSD)
  • Penalty group 2 includes ecstasy, PCP, mescaline, and several others
  • Penalty group 3 primarily includes prescription drugs, such as Valium and Xanex
  • Penalty group 4 includes serious drugs that are less commonly abused, such as morphine
  • Marijuana has its own special penalty group with unique penalties

​​​​​The exact consequences for each of these penalty groups will vary widely based on the amount that you are caught with. For example, less than 28 grams of a Group 4 drug can get you up to 180 days in jail, among other penalties, while 400 grams of a Group 1 drug will put you behind bars for at least 10 years. Furthermore, the penalties can increase drastically if there are any aggravating factors.

What Are Aggravating Factors For Drug Offenses?

Similar to many other states, Texas has increased consequences for drug offenses involving certain aggravating factors. One common example of aggravating factors is if the offense occurs in a school zone or other designated drug-free area. Additionally, a simple drug possession offense will be more serious if the prosecution can prove that there was intent to distribute the drug. While this seems like it might be challenging to prove, the mere presence of a scale or a large amount of the drug can be used as evidence of intended distribution.

Why Hire The Law Offices of Nathan Miller

Attorney Miller has handled all types of drug-related offenses:

  • Marijuana Possession
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Manufacturing or Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Prescription fraud

Any criminal case can be overwhelming and can cause a lot of stress and confusion. At The Law Office of Nathan Miller, Attorney Miller strives to ensure that individuals charged with drug-related offenses receive the highest level of legal representation available for their cases.

View What Clients Say About the Firm

"Nathan Miller handled a criminal case for me and kept me out of prison by negotiating a deferred probation instead. Nathan is truly a professional and competent in the legal process. A former attorney in the prosecutor's office, Nathan understands both sides of the plea bargaining arrangement."

- David, Criminal Defense

"During the last 16 years of my son's life, he has had the challenge of mental illness. Nathan was not just our attorney, he was advocate, friend, concerned for our personal situation, and helpful in finding needed resources regarding our son's case. We were worried because at times during the legal process our son was very ill and Nathan handled everything for him at every step with positive results."

- Anonymous, DWI Defense

"Nathan is a true professional with a heart and soul like no other. My experience with Nathan has been exceptional; words cannot describe what Nathan has done for my family. Nathan genuinely cares for his clients and will always take the time to talk to you when needed."

- Anonymous, Juvenile Criminal Defense

Contact Our Denton Drug Crime Attorneys Today

The Law Office of Nathan Miller has assisted countless individuals in overcoming these trying situations. You deserve an effective defense strategy that is completely tailored to your needs. You need a Denton drug crimes attorney who takes the time to get to know your side of the story and advocates tirelessly to make certain your story is heard in a court of law.

Contact The Law Offices of Nathan Miller today to get started on your defense with our Denton drug crime lawyer.

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Reviews from Former Clients

  • “He worked hard to help us get the best possible result.”


  • “A straight shooter and true professional.”


  • “Nathan understands both sides of the plea bargaining arrangement. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of a criminal attorney.”


  • “He answered EVERY question and made the whole process easy, quick, and simple.”

    Criminal Defense Client

  • “Mr. Miller was patient with me as he explained what I could expect and thoroughly answered all of my questions.”

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What are the benefits of hiring a former prosecutor?

  • Understands the criminal system, including how evidence is gathered and how police reports are created

  • Recognizes how proactive representation can affect filing charges in the first moments after a criminal arrest

  • Knowledge of how the opposing prosecutors will try to develop a case against you

  • Identifies potential options that can question any evidence found in a way that could have violated your constitutional rights

  • Uses his knowledge to prevent prosecutors from pursing a criminal conviction, which could improve your chances of charge reduction, acquittal, dismissal, or even expunction

  • Confident in his ability to negotiate and litigate – rather than simply settle for a plea bargain